Awarenessis revolutionary

— Sangharakshita

West London Buddhist Centre

WLBC is a valuable resource – a place where everyone can meditate and deepen their practice.  We offer something for everyone – locals and Londoners everywhere, of whatever background or religion.  Check our calendar of classes, courses and workshops in mindfulness, buddhism, meditation, yoga and qigong.  We hold regular concerts, some poetry readings, literary events and give great talks. There are special groups for young people, newcomers and long term practitioners. We explore themes like social engagement, freedom, death, enlightenment, ethics, kindness and communication. We’re adding new things all the time, so check this site to see what’s on or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page. Rooms are available for hire as well. We host school visits, programmes for recovery and veterans, and secular mindfulness courses. 

Upcoming Events

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We host a wide variety of events, courses, and retreats as well as regular drop-in classes.

  1. Buddhist Events for Gay Men: Loving Life

    Saturday 7th May at 2:00 pm

    07 May

  2. 07 May

  3. Death Cafe

    Saturday 7th May at 2:30 pm

    07 May

  4. Living the Middle Way workshop

    Sunday 8th May at 10:00 am

    08 May

  5. Mindfulness for Stress, Breathworks

    Monday 9th May at 7:00 pm

    09 May

  6. Imagining Awakening with Ratnaguna

    Tuesday 10th May at 7:00 pm

    10 May

Our Teachers

The WLBC has a talented and varied teachers team. Our meditation teachers are all thoroughly rooted in many years of Buddhist and meditative practice and are members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Although each teacher has a different style, they are all very friendly and welcome people from various backgrounds and levels of experience. To the right you find a random selection of our teachers, which changes each time you access this homepage.

All teachers

News & Blog

  • Mitrananda

    Mitrananda has practised as a Buddhist for 30 years. In 1999 he was ordained into the...

    Mitrananda
  • Vilasamani

    Vilasamani was ordained in 2005. He has worked in a right-livelihood project in West London and...

    Vilasamani
  • Dharmavadana

    Dharmavadana has been active around the West London Buddhist Centre since 1991, working in a right...

    Dharmavadana
  • Tarakarunya

    Tarakarunya was ordained in 2001. She became an anagarika in 2004 by taking an extra vow...

    Tarakarunya