The Meditation Challenge 2023

Do something that really works

Starts Saturday 7th January| Four Weeks| Free to join


More and more experts agree that it’s beneficial to meditate – and the more popular meditation apps have millions of downloads. But why not get the full experience? At the London Buddhist Centre, hundreds of people come through the doors every week to learn to meditate and deepen their minds within a community who relate to each other on that shared basis. 

January’s Challenge is therefore to do something that really works – meditate every day for four weeks, and come to the LBC at least once a week. We’ll support your efforts with teachings covering the full spectrum of Buddhist practice: from mindfulness and loving-kindness to cultivating insight and the qualities of the Enlightened mind. 

The Challenge has both in-person and online elements – so do sign up to get the full experience. All events are free, with donations welcome. Keep reading for more of what we’ll be exploring…

If you miss any of our online elements, catch up HERE

The Meditation Challenge 2023: structure and content

Each week will have a theme, including our ‘week zero’, where we’ll set intentions and prepare for the Challenge. After that we’ll move through ‘Becoming a whole person’, ‘Building emotional resilience’, ‘Seeing Through Limitations’ and ‘Entering Boundlessness’. In terms of what to come to, there will be four main elements: 

1. Morning meditations online

During the Challenge, kick-start every weekday at home with a session of communal practice led by an Order member. There will be input (and a separate session to learn from scratch, if you need it, for the first two weeks) and plenty of time to apply what’s taught in your own practice. 

If you miss any of our online elements, catch up HERE

2. Tuesday & Wednesday evenings

If you live in London, remember that part of the Challenge is to come to the centre once a week! These evenings will be a chance to gather with other meditators and have more time for both reviewing how it’s going and learning more. Wednesday evenings will be live-streamed on YouTube. 

3. Saturday mornings with Maitreyabandhu

Even once we’re meditating regularly, there is always more depth available. On these intensive mornings, Maitreyabandhu, one of our most experienced teachers, will open up more of the vistas available to the committed meditator. You don’t need to have meditated before the Challenge to come – you just need the rudiments of mindfulness and metta, and an open mind.  

4. Extra guidance for your practice at home

Sign up for the Challenge and we'll send you emails each week with everything you need to take part, including the class timetable and links to the online sessions. We'll also include some extra guided meditations and advice on how to establish and maintain your meditation practice. 

What's on during The Challenge