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.

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

The Class

The weekly class is held on Wednesday from 7 pm to 8 pm.

The first session will be on Wednesday 19th April 2023. New members are welcome to join at anytime!

The teaching is free but donations towards room hire are appreciated.

Please bring cushions to sit on unless you prefer a chair, which are provided.


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


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

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 every two weeks on Mondays from 8pm to around 9:30pm.
The meetings will start again after the summer break on 19th September 2022, with an online meeting. The first in person meeting after the summer break will be on the 3rd October 2022.

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.