Where? What’ll happen? How much? What to bring?
How do I get there?
You can get to the Centre by underground (NOTE THAT ROYAL OAK STATION IS CLOSED 11 APRIL – 10 MAY) or by bus – numbers 7, 18, 23, 27 and 36.
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We provide Buddhism and meditation resources for the whole of the West London area, and are especially close to Notting Hill, Portobello Road, North Kensington, Bayswater, Royal Oak, Westbourne Park, Queensway, Harrow Road and Paddington.
What will happen?
We try to make our classes relaxed, informal and interactive, and relevant to ordinary people leading ordinary lives. They are led by very experienced meditators. No-one will be wearing robes or other distinctive forms of dress. Our meditation courses and classes do not have any religious content. You do not have to be a Buddhist or become a Buddhist or anything else in order to meditate.
You can meditate sitting on cushions on the floor or on a chair, or even lying on the ground. Sessions of meditation are led through by an experienced teacher and last for twenty minutes or so. These are interspersed with discussions, short presentations and maybe other exercises. There will normally be a break for tea and biscuits half way through the class.
How much does it cost?
Nearly all classes apart from newcomers’ courses are by donation, but we have no outside sources of funding, so we rely on your generosity in order to keep the Centre running. For the Saturday morning drop-in meditation, the fee is £8 if you are waged, and £4 if you are not. We rely on your honesty to pay the appropriate amount. If you can’t afford any of our charges, then please do talk to one of the Centre team and we can try to work something out. The lunchtime and Thursday evening meditations are by donation.
What do I need to bring?
A printout of this page is recommended. It will give you a map to get here. Normal clothing is fine for meditation, but preferably not too tight.
Give us a ring — 020 7727 9382.