Richmond Upon Thames

The Richmond Samatha meditation class meets every Thursday evening at 7.30pm at the peaceful Richmond Quaker Meeting House in central Richmond.  Instruction is given in Samatha meditation and on mindfulness of breathing, in particular.

The address is: Richmond Quaker Meeting House, Retreat Road, Richmond TW9 1NN.  To view a map, please click here.  

Useful things to know about the Richmond Samatha meditation class:

  • The class is open to anyone who wishes to attend.  There is no need to book: please just turn up!
  • No previous experience of meditation or commitment to Buddhism is needed: beginners are most welcome.  
  • Please feel free to join the class any week.
  • There is no charge for teaching but we welcome a donation of £4 or £5 to cover the cost of the room hire.
  • During the class, there is usually a talk and a group meditation practice.
  • Please bring a cushion or two on which you are comfortable sitting.  Chairs are also available.
  • Because everybody's experience of meditation is different, there is an opportunity each week to speak to the teacher one-to-one, before or after the class.

Travel to the Richmond Samatha meditation class: there is a car park nearby at the corner of Friars Lane which is free from 6.30pm and parking may also be available around Richmond Green or in the Old Deer Park car park off the A316.

The Richmond Quaker Meeting House is a short walk from Richmond station with train/tube links to Barnes, Chiswick, Ealing, East Sheen, Hammersmith, Kew, Putney, St Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Whitton and Twickenham.

Richmond bus station is also close with bus links to East Sheen, Ham, Hounslow, Twickenham and Kew.

More information: If you have any questions or if you would like more information about the Richmond Samatha meditation class, please contact James on