West London Buddhist Centre

Awarenessis revolutionary

— Sangharakshita

West London Buddhist Centre

**Update 6 July 2020**


The Centre and Studio will remain closed until the end of September. Our re-opening is dependent on government advice and our ability to adapt the space at the Centre to accommodate everybody safely. We have an Online Programme of classes, courses and retreats (also on the calendar below).

To stay up to date:

Sign up to the Centre newsletter for weekly class updates. 

– Visit our dedicated We Are Online page for weekly class details.

For online courses, events and retreats: TBC

– Our Studio Teachers can be found here or via the Studio newsletter.

– Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Donate to the West London Buddhist Centre 

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 Events

View full calendar

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

  1. Sangha Night Online

    Tuesday 7th July at 7:00 pm

    07 Jul

  2. 08 Jul

  3. Meditation Space Online

    Thursday 9th July at 7:00 pm

    09 Jul

  4. Buddhism in the City Online

    Saturday 11th July at 10:30 am

    11 Jul

  5. Meditation Club Online

    Sunday 12th July at 10:30 am

    12 Jul

  6. People of Colour Meditation Space

    Sunday 12th July at 4:00 pm

    12 Jul

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

  • Tarakarunya

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

  • Mitrananda

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

  • Sahananda

    Sahananda has meditated and practised Buddhism most of his adult life, and has been ordained since...

  • Viramati

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *6/6/2020* The Centre will remain closed to the public until 30 June and this will most likely extend into July. We have an online programme of classes, retreats and courses. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest.