Meditation & Buddhism in the Dorchester Meditation Group

If you are interested in learning about meditation and live near  Dorchester, Weymouth or Yeovil then why not consider popping along and joining us for a session.

Shambhala Buddhism is an international community of practitioners of meditation founded by the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now under the guidance of his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The Dorchester Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group offers weekly instruction and on-going guidance in the practice of sitting meditation in a group format. We act as a link to other centres and retreat facilities offering further in-depth opportunities for practice and study allowing people to further explore the path of meditation and how it relates to their life. We also have a small library of books on the subjects of meditation, Buddhism and Shambhala that are loaned out to regular attenders free of charge.

Weekly Meditation Evenings.

Please feel free to just come or you can ask for more information at the contacts below.

Tuesdays between 7:30pm and 9:00pm at the The Friend’s Meeting House, 8 Holloway Road, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LF.

Contact:  Colin Tracy 

Tel: 01305 889476        email:

Please note there is a suggested donation of £6 to help cover rent and costs.

Also, if your have your own meditation cushion, stool or base mat please feel free to bring it as we have a limited number of cushions at this time. We have plenty of chairs should you wish to sit on one.

Forthcoming Schedule

Day Retreat – with a focus on peace.  Sunday October 15th 2017

10.00am – 4.00pm   £20

The Body Mind Spirit Centre, Alington Road, Dorchester, DT1 1QB – All welcome                          Come and join us for a day of meditation, relaxation and time for yourself.

We will explore peacefulness in ourselves as the inherent ground of our being and how we rediscover this through the practice of meditation.  Using Buddhist teachings on suffering, we will examine the relationship between suffering and inner and outer conflict.

The day will be led by Colin Tracy. Colin has been studying Buddhism and meditating for over 30 years.  He has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and the Shambhala teachings since 1999.  Having worked as a psychotherapist for 15 years he now works as a photographer.

The day is open to complete beginners and those with meditation experience.             Meditation instruction will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.                                                To book call Anne Greaves 07816658324 or email:

Meditation In Everyday Life – (The Friends Meeting House)

All welcome.  

This five week evening course provides tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation can become part of our everyday lives and reveal our innate stability, clarity and strength. We highly recommend it for anybody who is interested in meditation, Buddhism or Shambhala.  It is suitable for complete beginners and can also provide fresh inspiration for those who already have experience of meditation within their own spiritual traditions.                                                             Tuesdays – 14, 21 & 28th November, 5 & 12th of December 2017  7.30pm                                   £60  (£50 if booking before November 7th)  £40 concessions.                                                         For further information or to book contact Colin. (see contact details  above).

Fearlessness in Everyday Life – This course is open to those that have completed Joy in Everyday Life.  To be scheduled before The Rigden Weekend in Bristol, date to be confirmed.

We are a satellite group of the Bristol and South West UK Shambhala Group.