Schedule of Groups

The 3 groups below meet at Anahata, 119-120 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JL.

  • Tuesdays 7:30-9.30: Open meditation session. This group is not affiliated to any particular Buddhist tradition but is a simple space for meditation and discussion. From the 22nd December this group will be starting at 7.30. No meeting 29th December.
    • Contact: Jiva 07717718385
  • Wednesdays 7.30-9.30: Forest Sangha Group. Drawing inspiration from the Thai Forest Theravadin Buddhist tradition, based in Chithurst Buddhist Monastery and Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. Sessions generally consist of a short opening chant, followed by meditation and discussion. We sometimes have visitors from the monastic community. Visit from visiting senior Thai Ajahn Vimokkha on 21st December, then no group until 13th January 2016
    • Contact: Frances 07752426591. Frances would appreciate some help with running this group so if you have some experience with the Forest Sangha tradition, please call her.
  • 2nd and 4th Thursday 5.30-7:00: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender) group. A welcoming space in which to share meditation practice and explore teachings from different traditions. Last meeting of 2015 on 10th December, first meeting of 2016 will be 14th January.
    • Contact: Sheila 07789861367

Alternate Saturdays: Awakened Heart Meditation Group

We offer meditation teaching and exploration of how meditation and awareness can manifest in our everyday life. This group explores themes from  Lama Shenpen's teaching to the Awakened Heart Sangha, 'Living the Awakened Heart'  You can find out more at  . 

Lama Shenpen is founder of the Awakened Heart Sangha. Following meditation instruction from Trungpa Rinpoche, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, Bokar Rinpoche and Kalu Rinpoche, she took ordination as a nun from HH 16th Karmapa in India, who subsequently asked her to return to the West to teach. Her approach to meditation is based on the essence of the Tibetan Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions, adapted to be accessible to students in the west. There is more information about Lama Shenpen at

The group is led by Ian Mackenzie (Sherab Dorjay), one of Lama Shenpen's senior students. Please contact Ian on to find out more about the group and the themes it explores.

 All sessions at Studio iO at 3 Queen's Place, Brighton, BN1 4JY from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm unless otherwise stated. 



August 19th

September 2nd, 16th and 30th (September 2nd now from 11:00 to 13:00 at Anahata)

October 14th and 28th

November 11th and 25th

December 9th 


Meditation in Seaford

Michael and Tess Hoey would like to invite you to their regular Monday evenings of meditation at their home in Seaford, and to their once a month full day meditations on Saturdays. The next half day of meditation is 19th March and they only ask that you arrive on time, bring some veggie food to share, and commit to staying the full length. They hope this will be a much-needed space for stillness, meditation and reflection.

If you'd like to go to either the Monday evenings or a Saturday please get in touch with Michael on for address and bookings.