About us

Welcome to the Richmond Mindfulness Meditation Group.

We meet weekly to practise Buddhist meditation.

The Group is inspired by and associated with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Community of Interbeing and with the Insight Meditation tradition of Gaia House.

We aspire to bring mindfulness, concentration, and insight to daily living.  During our meetings we practice guided meditation, walking meditation and silent sitting meditation. We also share readings from a wide range of Buddhist and other spiritual teachers. There is an opportunity for “mindful speaking” in which we communicate with compassionate listening and loving speech.  Our meetings finish with tea.  (See Our practice pages for more details of what we do).

Our three evening meetings each week are:

  • Wednesday in Ham on 18 November, 2 and 9 December.  Thursday in Richmond on 26 November and 16 December.  Meetings in 2016 will all be on Thursdays.
  • Wednesdays in Kingston (Mindfully Together – jointly with Kingston Quaker Centre)
  • Tuesdays in Twickenham

Each one of our evening meetings is open to, and welcomes, new members.  You are advised to check the When we meet page before attending to confirm that there is a meeting that week and any change in venue.

There is no charge for attending meditation evenings but donations are accepted towards running costs. Please make contact by email before attending for the first time.

We are a friendly, inclusive group, founded in 1997, with both Buddhist and non-Buddhist members.  We follow our Guiding Principles which encapsulate what we value about our Group.  For the avoidance of doubt, we are neither a therapeutic group nor a stress reduction group. Our meetings have a minimum age limit of 17 and we regret that children cannot be brought to our meetings.

In addition to our regular evening meetings we have periodic Days of Mindfulness where we have the benefit of a full day of practice.