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? The next session is on the 20th November, followed by 4th and 18th December, the recommencing January 15th 2019. 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 in which we aren’t holding a retreat. Shared lunch (optional) at 12.30pm, meditation from 1.15pm, finish at 4.30pm.

The next one is 24th November. Following on from the last retreat with Catherine McGee, ‘My Body, Buddhas Body’, we will practise abiding in the body through mindful movement, mindful resting and mindful sitting and walking. The emphasis is on how we sense and respond to what we notice. This session is suitable for all levels of fitness and flexibility. If you have a yoga mat then please bring it with you. It will be led by Lesley Parkin who is a trained yoga teacher and shiatsu therapist.

After that, the next Sangha Saturdays will be on January 26th 2019 and February 23rd.

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?

River will be teaching a course in January/February 2019 that is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience of meditation. Find out more here.

Jake Dartington has an online course.

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.