Richmond Upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames
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Beginners Samatha Meditation Class in Richmond upon Thames

Samatha is a traditional breathing mindfulness meditation technique designed to calm the mind. We teach a structured version with a series of stages that normally takes about six months to learn. It is Buddhist in origin but suitable for all.

8-week Introductory course in mindfulness and meditation

The 8-week course will start again on Thursday 26th September at 7.15pm. 

For more information and to register for this class please email Abi at


Meetings will be held downstairs, in the Turner room, at the ETNA centre in East Twickenham (13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR). Please ring the bell to be admitted.

There is a small car park at the centre, which you can park it, though it is often full. There is parking for free on the surrounding streets at the time of the class, but do be careful - some are for residents only - you need to look carefully.

Please note that there is now a beginners class in Kew - see the London/Kew page.

Also there are introductory weekends at the national centre, Greenstreete, in Wales - see 

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.

Study Group Venue and Times

Meetings are currently held alternately online and in person. The in-person meetings will be at the ETNA centre in East Twickenham.

The group meets (mostly) every two weeks on Mondays from 8pm to around 9:30pm.
The meetings will start again after the Easter break on the 15th April 2024, with an in person meeting at the ETNA centre. 

The dates for the following meetings are: 

  • 15 April – at the ETNA Centre
  • 29 April – online
  • 20 May – at the ETNA Centre
  • 3 June – online
  • 24 June – at the ETNA Centre
  • 8 July – online

Study Group Contact

Please contact Sarah via email ( for further details.

There is no cost for attending the group. For the in person meetings at the ETNA centre, donations will be collected to cover the cost of the room hire.