Welcome to the School of Meditation. Since 1961 everyone who’s walked through our door has done so with one common aim - to learn, enjoy and share the benefits of meditation.


Here we help you understand what meditation is, how to practise it and how you can apply it to your life beyond our door.  Visit us and find out for yourself what meditation can do.





Learn to Meditate

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Introductory Course

Guided meditation, discussion of experiences, learning about a lasting meditation practice.

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Straight to Meditation

One to one meeting, teaching of mantra, lifetime membership and ongoing support.

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Open Door

Public guided meditation sessions, free and open to all. Currently online.

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What is Meditation

 Meditation is any process that stills the mind and brings the attention to nothing but what is here in the present moment.
People find that with the focus on the here and now, fears and anxieties about things that happened yesterday or might happen tomorrow can simply be let go. You can feel more at one with the world instead of feeling at odds with it. And life can be viewed with an easy understanding and clarity where it might otherwise seem difficult and complicated.
Regularly practised, the meditation can lead to that ease of understanding and clarity becoming more and more part of your everyday.


About the School

The School of Meditation is 59 years old and has taught meditation to thousands of people. It’s a non-profit, registered charity based in London but also has branches around the UK as well as further afield in Greece and Holland.
The meditation we teach comes from an ancient Indian tradition called Advaita Vedanta. It involves sitting quietly in a relaxed uncomplicated position and repeating a mantra in your head. No contortions, no chanting, no burning of incense. All you need is a relatively quiet space and a chair.
The process of learning the meditation is delightful and simple. It doesn’t require you to follow any particular philosophy or figurehead or special diet, just the mantra. And when the mantra’s received, so is membership of the school. Not for a term, or a year, but for life. In return, the school makes no demands of members, it’s purely there for them to use as much or as little as they wish in mutual support of their practice.



Four Week Introductory Course

The next course starts on Wednesday 12th January 2022 and runs weekly until Wednesday 2nd February. Each session will begin at 7.00pm and finish at 8.00pm. Places are limited and must be booked online in advance.

The course is designed to give people the experience of stillness and quiet, using guided meditation exercises. Open discussion of the group's experience of these exercises is encouraged. The course is also a preparation for those interested in taking up meditation. Read more on our blog.

Cost : £50 (participants receive a £50 discount if they subsequently become School members)

To book a place please click the date below.

Enquiries: 02076036116 / 447341702034 or message info@schoolofmeditation.org / @SoM_London 

Wednesday - 12th January 2022
Wednesday - 23rd February 2022

Open Door

These meditation sessions are free of charge and no previous experience is required. Discover a deep, inner rest - an enduring part of the mind that is beyond our normal cares and worries....

Open Door LIVE (in-person) Wednesday mornings, 11am at 158 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UH.

*Please note: There will be no Open Door Live classes in December 2021. Sessions resume on 12th January 2022*

Sessions last 45 minutes. Everyone is welcome. Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance online due to the pandemic. To secure your place, book here:

 Wednesday - 12th January 2022

Wednesday - 19th January 2022

Wednesday - 26th January 2022

Wednesday - 2nd February 2022

Open Door Online takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11am, and on Tuesdays and Thursday at 7pm. 

*Please note: The final Open Door Online session will be on 23rd December 2021. Classes will resume on 3rd January 2022*

The link for Open Door Online is always the same: 


Staying apart in body, but together in consciousness.

We are a registered charity, and depend on donations from the public to help with the School's running costs. You may like to contribute via this link: Donate Now


Straight to Meditation

If you already have an established meditation practice and would like to go straight to learning the mantra and joining the School, you can book an appointment through the office: 020 7603 6116 or info@schoolofmeditation.org.

Having been taught the mantra you will have lifetime membership of the school and receive one to one guidance for as long as you require.  You will be invited to join a termly group for a small fee along with a raft of other membership benefits.

Welcome ceremonies take place regularly at weekends throughout the year.




Email Us Today


020 7603 6116

Office Hours: 10.30am - 5.00pm
158 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UH.