Richmond Upon Thames

Beginners Meditation Class 2020

The next beginners class will start on 24th September and will be online to start with. Please contact Abi on if you would like to join.

The class will be on Thursday evenings starting at 7:00pm for around 1 hour.

This class is open to anyone who would like to learn a form of Buddhist meditation called "Samatha", which is a technique of breathing mindfulness.

The word Samatha means calm - if practiced regularly, this form of meditation leads to greater calm and happiness with more clarity and awareness in daily life. It is a method which is particularly suitable for people who are looking for a way to bring some stillness and balance into busy or stressful lives.

Newcomers are always welcome, whether you have practised meditation before or whether this is your first time!

There is no cost for attending the group. (When we meet in person donations to cover the cost of the room are welcome.)

Previous Venue - hopefully get back there at some point!

Friends Meeting House
1 Retreat Road
Richmond Upon Thames
Location: Friends Meeting House

Getting there: Buses to bus station or George Street. Station: Richmond (mainline and District Line), half a mile. Car parks in Friars Lane (often busy) or Old Deer, off the A316.


If you would like to know more, or are interested in coming along to the class, please contact Abi on

Richmond Meditation and Dhamma study group

This group is open to everyone who has completed all the stages of the Samatha meditation practice and is interested in meditating and chanting together, as well as discussing dhamma. The group is currently looking at Abhidhamma, which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Study Group Venue and Times

Meetings are currently held online - please contact Sarah  ( if you would like to join. Previously meettings were held at the ETNA Community Centre, within walking distance of St Margaret’s Station: Hopefully we will get back there at some point.

ETNA Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Road

The group meets every two weeks on Mondays from 8pm to around 9:30pm.
The meeting dates for the remainder of 2020:

14th September
28th September 
12th October
26th October
9th November
23rd November
7th December
21st December
Study Group Contact

Please contact Sarah via email ( for further details.

There is no cost for attending the group but donations to cover the cost of the room are welcome.