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: [email protected]

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.

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

Forthcoming Schedule   

The Art of Being Human  –  with Acharya David Hope

March 2nd – 3rd 2019    9.30 for 10.00 am start

Body, Mind, Spirit Centre, Alington Road, Dorchester, Dorset

A weekend of meditation, talks and discussion

“There is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world which is the innate wakefulness of human beings – if we open our eyes, if we open our minds, if we open our hearts, we will find that the world is a magical place.”  Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche

The weekend will be led by David Hope:

David Hope has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for the past 30 years.  He helped establish the London Shambhala Centre in the early 1980’s.  He set up Shambhala Training in Britain and organised its programmes there for many years.  Since then he has taught widely in Europe and other countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  He has been involved with Dechen Chöling, our residential practice centre in France since its beginnings in 1995, as one of the first co-directors, and in many other ways.  In 2005 he was appointed an Acharya (a senior teacher) for the Shambhala community.  He now lives on the south coast of Hampshire with his wife, Chris de Block.

Cost: £100  (early bird price £80 if deposit paid before February 22nd 2019)


Day Retreats

The dates for Day Retreats in 2019 will be announced shortly.