We are a friendly and inclusive group 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 on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm to practise Buddhist meditation and mindfulness. 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 range of Buddhist 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).
Our meetings are open to, and welcome, new members of all faiths or none. We honour the differing religious traditions of our members. No previous experience is needed as instruction is given. You are advised to check the When we meet page before attending to confirm that there is a meeting that week
Centrally located. meeting at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 222 Sheen Road, TW10 5AN. we are convenient for members from Richmond, Ham, Petersham, Kew, Barnes, East Sheen, Mortlake and St Margarets. NB: Our meeting on Thursday 23rd June will be at the Vicarage, Ormond Road, Richmond TW10 6TH and not at Our Lady Queen of Peace as it is unavailable that evening.
We are run on a not-for-profit basis. There is no charge for attending our meditation evenings but donations are accepted towards our running costs. Please make contact by email before attending for the first time.
Richmond Mindfulness Meditation Group was founded in 1997. We follow 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.
Our former affiliated groups in Kingston and Twickenham are now independent and each has its own website which you can access from the sidebar on the right.