Meditation groups

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.


Dates and Teachers below:

December 2019

9th peer led

16th Ven Canda

January 2020

13th Brigid 

20th peer led

27th Kathryn

February 2020

3rd Chris

10th Ven Canda

17th Ven Canda

24th Chris

March 2020

2nd Ven Canda

9th Brigid 

16th Ven Canda

23rd Kathryn

30th Ven Canda

April 2020

6th Chris

13th Ven Canda (NB Easter Monday)

20th Brigid

27th Ven Canda 

May 2020

4th peer led (NB May Bank Holiday, so may cancel?)

11th Ven Canda

18th peer led

25th Ven Canda

June 2020

1st Chris 

8th Ven Canda

15th Chris 

22nd Stephen Fulder

29th Kathryn

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 eveningsVenerable 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 March 2019

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