Who are we?

Based in London, Open Meditation is a cutting-edge, non-religious approach to learning mindfulness meditation. We are a social enterprise running Weekend Mindfulness Intensives, Urban Retreat Days, Free Workshops, Drop-In Classes and One on One sessions to help you discover who you are.

In Open Meditation there are no gurus, no religious beliefs and no dogma. Our goal is to help you master a skill that reduces your stress, makes you happier and helps you achieve your goals.  

Our unique approach is truly multidisciplinary and draws on dozens of sources. These range from the latest scientific insights to modern psychology and the ancient contemplative traditions. Our focus is always on what works; what works for people living and working in the modern world, dealing with modern life and surrounded by a fast-paced environment.

Our website is packed full of information about the benefits of mindfulness and the latest studies. If it sparks your interest and you want a practical introduction to mindfulness meditation, we run regular Free Workshops in central London alongside our Drop-In Classes and acclaimed Mindfulness Intensives.

What's new?

Looking for meditation classes in London? Look no further! We have a brand new location for our Drop-In Classes, which are now held at The Claremont Project in Angel. We run two different classes - the Monday Mind-Hack and Wednesday Mindful Movement. They run from 18:30 - 19:30, cost £10 and are suitable for everyone, whether you've been practicing mindfulness for 5 minutes or 50 years. No need to sign up, just come along and if you'd like you can also join our Meetup group for reminders and to receive our Mindful Monday emails.

We had a great time teaching mindfulness to the people who work in Chiswick Park in March 2014, and were grateful to be invited by Enjoy-Work to be part of their their Annual Wellbeing Day. 

Join our Meetup Page to find out what other events are coming up. Our Free Workshops have received dozens of 5 star ratings and are a great way to get into mindfulness if you're in or around London.

What's old?

Open Meditation taught about 80 people over 3 days at Shambala Festival 2013 through a series of packed free mindfulness meditation workshops. 

Click  here to read an article we wrote for HR Zone in 2013, one of the UK's leading HR publications. 

Open Meditation is a proud sponsor of Breaking Convention, a biennial conference on psychedelic consciousness that took place at the University of Greenwich in June 2013. You can find some videos of this historic event here. We ran a large mindfulness meditation workshop at the conference, and Alexander gave a talk on mindfulness, entheogens and the phenomenology of consciousness.