West London Buddhist Centre

Awarenessis revolutionary

— Sangharakshita

West London Buddhist Centre

**Update on 20/3/2020**


As of 16 March, the Centre and Studio will remain closed until further notice and all events in March, April and May have been cancelled. We are moving some of our Centre classes online and some Studio teachers are running classes independently. Please see our News page for more details on how to access those. 

To stay up to date:

– Sign up for the Centre or Studio newsletters

– Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

– Check our dedicated online classes and resources page (NEW)

We will be providing everything freely but please consider making a one-off or monthly donation if you can to support the Centre through this time.


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. 08 Apr

  2. Wolf at the Door: Creative Writing Weekend

    Saturday 11th April at 10:00 am

    11 Apr

  3. 15 Apr

  4. OPEN DAY Mindfulness ‘Taster’ Session

    Saturday 18th April at 10:00 am

    18 Apr

  5. Open Day

    Saturday 18th April at 10:00 am

    18 Apr

  6. Open Day

    Saturday 18th April at 10:00 am

    18 Apr

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

  • Paramananda

    Paramananda is a well known and widely respected meditation teacher, leading classes and retreats both in the...

  • Viramati

    Viramati was ordained in 1979. He lived in Italy from the mid 1980s until 1998. He...

  • Yashobodhi

    Yashobodhi (Lucia van der Drift) is involved in teaching and befriending in our sangha. She is...

  • Bodhilila

    Bodhilila has been meditating and practising mindfulness for 27 years. She is a fully accredited Breathworks mindfulness...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *20/3/2020* While the Centre is closed we will have a weekly programme online with some of our most familiar classes and faces! For news and updates click here.