A Day of Nurturing and Celebration

Saturday 28 October, 10am-4pm

Shirley House, Psalter Lane, Sheffield

Sheffield Insight Meditation has been offering retreats and groups for more than 10 years now. During that time we have built a strong Sangha (community) – something often commented on by visiting teachers. Many people have contributed their service, generosity and whole-hearted presence, offering organisational, practical and emotional support and showing up on the cushion!

We’d like to celebrate this by inviting you to a day of practice on the theme of generosity and appreciation. The day will run from 10.00 til 4.00 on 28th October, and include a shared lunch … and cake! It will be peer led: we will offer a structure and you are invited to bring suggestions for practice if you wish.

There is no charge or booking – just turn up on the day and bring something veggie or vegan to share at lunchtime.

We are extending this invitation to anyone who has played a part in helping SIM flourish, by helping out with groups, retreats or admin, or simply by showing up to practice. We also warmly welcome those who might like to offer their time and energy in the future, as well as those who would simply like to celebrate with us, and enjoy a day of practice together.

We hope to see you there (map)

Meditation evenings

We offer meditation evenings on alternate Tuesdays. There is an early group 6.15 – 7.15pm, particularly for newcomers to meditation, with some instruction and guided meditation, and a later session 7.30 – 9pm for all-comers. The sessions include sitting and walking meditation, and there are sometimes discussions on a theme connected with meditation practice. You are welcome to come to both sessions & there is no need to book.

When?   October 10th and 24th, November 7th and 21st. For all dates also see our Calendar.

Where? Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St, Sheffield S1 2EW. Wheelchair accessible. Map  Optional donations are welcome to cover room hire.


Sangha Saturdays  

‘Sangha’ is a word from Pali or Sanskrit which is used in the West to mean a Buddhist community. We hold regular Sangha Saturdays where we meet up for a chat over a shared lunch or cup of tea, meditate together and often listen to a recorded talk. There is no need to book and everyone is welcome, although you may find it helpful to have done an introductory course in meditation or mindfulness. Optional donations to cover room hire.

When?  Final Saturday of most months, the next one is 25th November. Shared lunch (optional) at 12.30pm, meditation from 1.15pm, finish at 4.30pm.

Where? Shirley House, Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL. At corner of Psalter Lane and Cherry Tree Road, parking in St. Andrew’s Church car park.  Wheelchair accessible. Map


New to meditation or mindfulness practice?

We occasionally run retreats specifically for beginners, although there are no dates coming up at the moment. There are also a number of courses offered in Sheffield by other groups, for example The Centre for Mindful Life Enhancement, or the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.