Richmond Upon Thames

New - Beginners Meditation Class 2020

Please Note: There will be no beginners class on Thursday 19th March or until further notice.

Please check this page for updates regarding future classes or alternative arrangments.

The class is on Thursday evenings starting at 7:30pm 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 but donations to cover the cost of the room are welcome.


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 various suttas in the mid-length sayings.

Study Group Venue and Times

Meetings are held at the ETNA Community Centre, within walking distance of St Margaret’s Station:

ETNA Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Road

The group meets every two weeks on Mondays from 8pm to around 9:30pm.
The meeting dates for 2019/2020:

2nd Dec 2019
16th Dec 2019
13th Jan 2020
27th Jan 2020
10th Feb 2020
24th Feb 2020
9th March 2020
23rd March 2020

Study Group Contact

Please contact Sarah via email ( for further details, including the particular room we will be meeting in at the Etna centre on a given week.

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