Meditation groups

Due to Coronovirus the Monday Sitting Group has moved to an online meeting via Zoom. If you wish to attend these please email for further information on how to join. 

Monday Sitting Group

The Monday Sitting Group welcomes experienced and beginning practitioners alike and no booking is necessary. It is usually led by a teacher with approximately a half-hour meditation followed by teaching, questions and discussion. These evenings are freely offered, with an encouragement to offer a donation (dana) to support the livelihood of the teachers.

VENUE: The Friends Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford OX13LW
DAY: Mondays
TIME: 7.00-8.30pm
WHAT TO BRING: mat/blanket, bench or cushion (chairs and some cushions are available.)

The Sitting Group will continue to meet online, via Zoom, in 2021. We hope to resume meeting in person at the Friends Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford, when it is safe to do so.

To receive weekly information, including the link to the meetings, please contact us at and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Dates and teachers March – July 2021:

1st      Chris Cullen
8th      Jaya Rudgard
15th    Ven Candā
22nd   Kathryn Tulip
29th    Chris Cullen
12th   Jaya Rudgard
19th   Jaya Rudgard
26th   Venerable Candā
3rd     Session cancelled
10th   Laura Bridgman
17th   Jaya Rudgard
24th   Jaya Rudgard
31st   Chris Cullen
7th    Venerable Candā
14th  Chris Cullen
21st   Kathryn Tulip
28th  Chris Cullen
5th      Kathryn Tulip
12th    Jaya Rudgard
19th    Kathryn Tulip
26th    Jaya Rudgard

Due to Coronovirus all Sunday Meditation Group meetings have been temporarily suspended. If you wish to get in touch with the organisers of this group for further information please email and put: FAO Sunday Sangha group in the subject heading.

It would be helpful if you could arrive between 11am and 11.15am. If you arrive before that, you can wait in the lobby or outside.

Entrance fee: £5 (£3 concessions)

Sangha is the Pali word for community. These meetings will be an opportunity to practise together, to discuss the teachings of the Buddha, to share food and to get to know each other. Please bring vegetarian food to share. Family members, including children, are welcome to join us, either for the whole session or for the lunch only. The sessions will be suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

The meetings will consist of a practice session usually comprising meditation, a recorded talk and a discussion. Lunch will start at 1pm.

The practice session will begin at 11.15. If you arrive after the meditation has started, we ask you to sit on one of the chairs at the back of the room, to avoid disturbing the meditation. You can come forward when it’s finished.

At 12.50, partners and children can come into the hall and join us for lunch.

Most of these meetings will be peer-led and will make use of recorded talks given by experienced Dharma teachers.


When we resume meeting in person we will continue to use two venues: Florence Park Community Centre (Cowley) and St Margaret’s Institute (North Oxford)

For more information, please e-mail

Due to Coronovirus Venerable Candā’s Sutta discussion evenings and Saturday Morning Metta Meditation have moved to an online meeting via Zoom. If you wish to attend these please email for further information on how to join. 
Venerable Candā offers  regular Sutta discussion evenings
Venerable Canda is offering regular Sutta discussion evenings. These will centre on the practical application of the teachings in our lives.
Venerable Candā offers regular Saturday Morning Metta Meditation

Anyone interested will just need to contact to confirm and to get the address beforehand.

Updated March 2021

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