West London Buddhist Centre


Mindfulness Teachers

  • Vimalasara (Valerie Mason-John)

    Vimalasara is the chairperson of Triratna Vancouver Buddhist Centre. She is the author of eight books, including her dharma book Detox Your Heart (on working with anger, fear and hatred), and her award winning book (with Paramabandhu Groves) Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction. Ordained in India 2005, her name means “she whose essence…

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  • Tina Stallard

    Tina is an accredited mindfulness teacher.  She trained with Breathworks and has carried out additional training with Bangor University and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  She teaches Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses and is also a qualified yoga teacher.  She has a deeply rooted meditation practice and attends meditation retreats and courses regularly. …

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  • Sophie Matthew

    I am an accredited mindfulness teacher with Breathworks and very much enjoy teaching both Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses. I have had a strong personal meditation practice since 2011 and attend regular retreats. I live with chronic pain and found the Breathworks approach to be transformative in my own life. I have…

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  • Singhashri Gazmuri

    I have been a devoted mindfulness and meditation practitioner for over 15 years. My professional background includes youth work, strategic planning, change management and developing teaching and training programmes. I have been working as Programme Director at Breathworks since 2013, delighting in the opportunity to use my experience and skills to help grow and develop…

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  • Sarah Brimelow (Taramani)

    Sarah Brimelow

    Sarah Brimelow (Taramani)  has over 25 years of mindfulness practice and experience and has taught mindfulness courses in workplaces, schools and retreat settings.  She is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, having trained at Bangor University, and holds an MSc in Human Resource Development. She is a trainer, coach and facilitator and works both in the…

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  • Pascual Quiles

    My first contact with a Breathworks course was in Spain, and it immediately excited me because of the potential mindfulness to help me develop as an individual, as well as being a tool to diminish stress. Immediately after my first course, I started working with Dharmakirti at Respiravida / Breathworks, helping him to run it, and…

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  • Mariangela Towner

    Mariangela has been meditating for 40 years. She has a MA in fine arts and has many years experience teaching art to adults, and she has used mindfulness techniques in both her personal and teaching practice. She is an accredited mindfulness teacher with Breathworks.

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  • Karen Liebenguth

    Karen is an accredited Mindfulness teacher. She has trained with Breathworks and teaches eight-week Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses. She has been practising mindfulness and mindfulness meditation for nine years and feels passionate about helping others experience the benefits of a mindfulness practice. Karen is also a qualified life coach, a certified Myers Briggs Personality…

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  • Bodhilila

    Bodhilila has been meditating and practising mindfulness for 27 years. She is a fully accredited Breathworks mindfulness trainer as well as a qualified counsellor, teacher and massage therapist. She worked for many years as a classical musician and more recently as a nursery manager. She is currently Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre, where she has…

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