Welcome to the website of the Richmond Mindfulness Meditation Group. 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 meet weekly to practise Buddhist meditation. Each of the three practice groups (Richmond, Twickenham and Kingston) is now operating independently and this website will change to reflect this.
Each of our practice groups aspires 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. (See Our practice pages for more details of what we do).
The three practice groups meet weekly on the following evenings:
- Tuesdays in Twickenham
- Wednesdays in Kingston
- Thursdays in Richmond
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.
Each practice group is a friendly, and inclusive group.
Richmond Mindfulness Meditation Group was 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.