Courses in Meditation, Mindfulness, and Buddhism

Our courses run for 6 weeks, on the same day each week, at the West London Buddhist Centre in Westbourne Park (also one class in Ealing, see below). In addition we sometimes offer 8-week afternoon  mindfulness-based stress reduction courses.

You can start with either a Newcomers’ Meditation and Buddhism or a Newcomers’ Meditation course, and then choose a second level course to supplement your learning and deepen your practice. Once you have done a newcomers’ course, you can also come to our Tuesday Sangha class and our Friday practice class. If you are unable to attend one of our meditation courses you can learn meditation at our drop-in classes. More infromation about meditation drop-in classes can be found here


Booking conditions: please note that full payment is required to make your booking. Payments are non transferable but can be refunded up to 5 working days before the course starts (minus £20 cancellation fee).

Please either click on the ‘Book with Card/Paypal’ button to pay online (you do not need a Paypal account), or write a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre and send with your booking request to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,
94 Westbourne Park Villas,
London W2 5EB.

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.

Newcomers’ Buddhism and Meditation Courses

Six-week courses teaching simple meditation practices based in mindfulness, and basic Buddhism. Course fees: £95 full wage ; £60 part wage ; £35 unwaged.  The April course is based on the mandala of five faculties, looking at the whole Buddhist approach in terms of mindfulness, and the harmonious array of Wisdom and confidence, meditation and energy around that still centre.

Wednesday evenings 7 – 9:30pm, April 23 – May 28 led by Ratnaprabha and Vilasamani.


Meditation can change the way we experience our life. Our courses give a solid grounding in the practice of mindfulness and kindness meditation that you will be able to take away and develop in your own time.    Course fees: £95 waged; £60 part-waged; £35 unwaged.  Read more…

Monday evenings 7 – 9:30pm, May 5 – June 9 led by Paramananda and Tarakarunya

Wednesday afternoons 3 – 5:30pm, June 4 – July 9 led by Bodhilila and Tarakarunya

Monday evenings 7 – 9:30pm, June 16 – July 21 led by Bodhilila and Tarakarunya


An evening course intended for you if you already have a grounding in meditation, or have done at least one introductory course. More meditation, and looking at the use of Buddhist teachings in daily life. Benefiting from non-violence, generosity and contentment; finding your most precious values and living from them with integrity; integrating mindfulness and meditation practices into what your days are really like;  cultivating insight into how all experiences, including the flow of ‘selfing’, arise and shift on, opening the ‘doorways to liberation’.  Spiritual community and the WLBC Sangha.  How to use chanting and ritual.   Course fees: £95 waged; £60 part-waged; £35 unwaged.

Wednesday evenings 7-9.30pm, June 11 – July 16. Led by Ratnaprabha and Dharmavadana.

Exploring Meditation Course

This is a course designed for people who have learned meditation, but would like more input and guidance in order to develop a more creative approach and a deeper experience of meditation practice.  The course will be very experiential, responding to what is happening (or not happening!) in participants meditations. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss and explore different ways of working in meditation. £95/£60/£35.

Dates of next course to be announced.

Ealing Course and ongoing class

At the Friends Meeting House, 17 Woodville Rd, Ealing, London W5 2SE. All our other classes are at the Buddhist Centre at 94 Westbourne Park Villas, W2 5EB.

This Buddhism and meditation course is suitable for newcomers as well as those who have attended previous courses.  Mindfulness and other meditation methods.

Wednesday evenings, 7-9:30pm, you can come any week. Led by Jinananda and Munissara. Includes full instruction in meditation, currently exploring the theme ‘The System of Meditation’. No charge, but a £5-10 donation for room hire costs is very helpful.

Our Ealing classes now have their own website, here.

upcoming COURSES

Topic Which day
Starts Finishes
 Meditation drop-in  Thursday eves  ongoing
 Ealing meditation, mindfulness & Buddhism  Wednesday eves  ongoing
 Buddhism & meditation 1  Wednesday eves  23/4  28/5
 Meditation & mindfulness 1  Monday eves  5/5  9/6
 Meditation & mindfulness 1  Wednesday afternoons  4/6  9/7
 Practical Buddhism  Wednesday eves  11/6  16/7
 Meditation & mindfulness 1  Monday eves  16/6  21/7

All courses except the Ealing class are at the West London Buddhist Centre, W2 5EB.