West London Buddhist Centre
**Update 11 May 2020**
The Centre will remain closed until the end of May and may extend well into June. Our re-opening is dependent on government advice and our ability to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those who use the Centre. All in-person classes and events in May and June have been cancelled. We have a varied and growing Online Programme and some of our Studio teachers are running virtual classes independently so please join us!
To stay up to date:
– Visit our dedicated We Are Online page for weekly class details.
– For online courses, events and retreats see the May/June programme (*NEW* ).
– Sign up to the Centre newsletter for weekly class updates and themes.
We are pleased to offer classes on a donation basis. With no outside funding, the Centre relies on income from courses, retreats, events and donations most of which have now stopped. Longer-term closure will undoubtedly affect our ability to remain open in future. If you are are able to make a one-off or monthly donation to support the Centre to help us see through the crisis, it would be appreciated. But if you too have been affected financially then please, in the spirit of generosity just feel free to take what you need and give what you can – your presence is enough.
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 EventsView full calendar
We host a wide variety of events, courses, and retreats as well as regular drop-in classes.
Monday 1st June at 8:00 am
Tuesday 2nd June at 7:00 pm
Wednesday 3rd June at 7:00 pm
Thursday 4th June at 7:00 pm
Saturday 6th June at 10:30 am
Sunday 7th June at 10:30 am
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.
Viramati was ordained in 1979. He lived in Italy from the mid 1980s until 1998. He...
Yashobodhi (Lucia van der Drift) is involved in teaching and befriending in our sangha. She is...
Vilasamani was ordained in 2005. He has worked in a right livelihood project in West London...
Amlanadhi was ordained in 2011 whilst working at Windhorse Trading, a Buddhist ‘right livelihood’ business, in...