Open Meditation is a unique, non-religious approach to learning mindfulness meditation in London. We're a social enterprise teaching Mindfulness for Stress Reduction courses, a Mindfulness Weekend Intensive, Free Introductory Workshops, Drop-In Classes and One to One sessions that teach you to meditate in an integral, simple and effective way.
Our multidisciplinary approach has no gurus, no religious baggage and no dogma. We just focus on one thing; training you in a way of being that heightens your self-awareness and greatly reduces your stress.
We teach two different types of courses: well-being and personal insight. In both, we provide a context for learning by drawing on dozens of influences from different disciplines, ranging from the latest neurological and psychological insights to the wisdom found in the ancient contemplative traditions. We see this open and integral context as vitally important, because no single approach can provide all the necessary elements of a healthy, beneficial and sustainable practice.
If you'd like to know more about mindfulness, our website is packed full of information about its many benefits and the latest clinical studies. If you've never meditated before, you might like to come along to one of our Free Workshops in the first instance, but if you feel ready to start meditating right away, check out our Courses and Intensives.
Where are we?
We teach from our lovely, quiet studio in East London, less than a 5 minute walk from Aldgate East Underground, and a 15 minute walk to Liverpool Street and Shoreditch. Our address is Unit 8, Chandlery House, 40 Gower's Walk, London E18 BH
To help motivate you to keep meditating, and to keep our classes as affordable as possible, we're now offering some exciting packages that allow you to book a combination of classes and courses at a 30% discount!
Looking for meditation classes in London? Look no further! We run regular Drop-In Classes in our studio on Mondays at 18:30 (you can use the calendar to sign up or just come along). Our 'Mindfulness for Stress Reduction' courses and Weekend Intensives run throughout the year - please use our Calendar to book or sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Both the course and the Intensive are suitable for every level, but one is designed for well-being and one for personal insight, so if you can't decide which to start with, get in touch using the contact form and we'll point you in the right direction.
Our next 6 week Mindfulness for Reducing Stress Course starts in April, and our next Weekend Intensive is on the 20th and 21st of June, 2015.
We've also been busy with our lovely workplace clients over the last few months, most recently working with QVC and Paramount Pictures to train staff in Mindfulness-based Ideation Training and well-being.
Open Meditation taught about 80 people over 3 days at Shambala Festival 2013 through a series of packed free mindfulness meditation workshops.
Open Meditation was a proud sponsor of Breaking Convention in 2013, a biennial conference on psychedelic consciousness that took place at the University of Greenwich. 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.
Click here to read an article we wrote for HR Zone in 2013, one of the UK's leading HR publications.