London Insight Meditation is a small independent charity that promotes insight meditation, plus related practices, values and ideas from the Buddhist tradition.
Our events are led by an exceptional group of invited teachers.
Our main affiliation is with Gaia House, where many of our teachers are based.
We aim to present insight meditation and related teachings in a manner that is accessible to western practitioners, while preserving their full depth. To this end Buddhist ritual and imagery usually play little part in our events. We do however value our links with more traditional Buddhist institutions, such as Amaravati and Satipanya.
London Insight Meditation is run by a team of volunteers, plus one part-time paid administrator. We are ourselves committed meditators, and most of us attend longer retreats at Gaia House or elsewhere.
We whole-heartedly welcome all, irrespective of religious or political belief, gender, sexuality, age, class, ethnicity, nationality or disability. Our hope for the future is to develop an increasingly varied programme of events appropriate to people of all backgrounds.
We warmly welcome people of all spiritual traditions or none and we do not seek to convert. We are pleased if participants in our events find in insight meditation a way to a deeper engagement with their own tradition.