The Dhyana Centre exists as a community service in the heart of London for the sole purpose of teaching meditation and encouraging its practice as a spiritual discipline. The Centre, an independent branch of the Theosophical Society in England and Wales, adopts an eclectic approach that combines both Eastern and Western contemplative techniques.
The Centre’s motto is “Live to Learn to Love”, which clearly expresses life’s greatest lesson and the route that we must all take to reach our Divine goal. Whatever spiritual path or means we may choose to employ, it is only by and in love that human potential can manifest its highest expression. At its deepest level, meditation is the ultimate act of love – a total surrender of the individual self.
|Introductory||Dhyana Yoga courses & workshops||Sundays|
|Intermediate||Ramakrishna group & retreats||Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays|
|Advanced||Lahiri group||[Not currently operating]|
|Public session||OM Healing group chant||Tuesdays or Fridays|
Meditation for beginners
The main emphasis of the Centre is on teaching and encouraging meditation for beginners. Introductory courses dovetailing with weekly practice groups are run throughout the year for that purpose. In addition, there are meditation retreats and OM Healing circles, all of which take place at venues in central London.
These are in-person, not online; please see the Activities page for details. Newcomers are invited to book a place on an introductory course in the first instance (via the Calendar page). This includes those with prior yogic experience for whom it will be an induction and attunement. The intermediate and advanced groups, both in-person and online, are specifically for existing members of the Centre and those who have graduated from the foundation training; it is not possible to join these groups direct. Please email the Centre if in doubt.
Emailing list for enquirers
The Centre sends out a monthly programme by email to all its members and other subscribers. To be added temporarily to this mailing list, please email the Centre to that effect; you will then receive the programmes for at least three months after which you will automatically be removed from the list unless you have requested otherwise.
Free of charge: the Dhyana Centre is run as a community service and all its activities are free of charge. It is funded entirely by voluntary donations from its members and students, and attendees are invited to contribute according to their means.
[The Centre’s mystical logo pictured in the first paragraph was designed by Colombian artist Pedro Guzmán of Grupo Meditemos, Bogotá. The logo immediately above is that of the international Theosophical Society.]