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, through autumn 2020.  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:

October 2020

5th    Jaya Rudgard

12th    Jaya Rudgard

19th    Laura Bridgman

26th    Jaya Rudgard

November 2020

2nd    Chris Cullen

9th    Jaya Rudgard

16th    Kathryn Tulip

23rd    Chris Cullen

30th    Gaia House Monday sitting group,    sitting-group/ – 8–9pm

December 2020

7th    Ven Canda

14th     Ven Canda

21st    Chris Cullen

Due to Coronovirus all Sunday Sangha 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 it FAO Sunday Sangha group organiser.

Sunday Sangha Meetings for 2020 – 11am to 2pm

16th February

Florence Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Road, Oxford OX4 3NH

22nd March

Florence Park Community Centre

26th April

St Margaret’s Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford  OX2 6TN

17th May

St Margaret’s Institute

21st June

St Margaret’s Institute

19th July

St Margaret’s Institute

13th September

Florence Park Community Centre

6th October

Florence Park Community Centre

4th November

Florence Park Community Centre

13th December

Florence Park Community Centre

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.


We will be using Florence Park Community Centre and St Margaret’s Institute for 2020

For more information, please e-mail

Venerable Canda offers Sutta discussion evenings
Venerable Canda is now offering regular Sutta discussion evenings which are taking place at an Oxford venue. These will centre on the practical application of the teachings in our lives.

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

Updated April 2020

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