NOTE: Due to the UK Government’s announced prohibition of collective religious activities beginning on Thursday, 5 November, all classes and pujas will be on Zoom for the time being. We hope to recommence our usual programme as soon as possible.
Set on the edge of Notting Hill and not far from the beautiful canal side walk to Little Venice, this Sakya Buddhist centre is an oasis of calm and tranquility in the heart of a bustling and vibrant city. The ideal place to sit back, relax and read a book, or attend one of the many regular events on Buddhism, meditation and Buddhist culture.
The centre has a welcoming reception area with space to sit and have a coffee. There is also a large shrine room and beautiful meditation space. It is staffed by volunteers who are also experienced Buddhists. They are able to answer any questions you have about Buddhism in general and the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in particular. If you have a particular interest or aspect of the teachings you’d like to know more about they will be happy to point you towards reliable sources. They may also be able to give you a guided tour of the beautiful Sakya Buddhist Centre shrine room and talk you through a simple meditation technique.
Events at Dechen London: Sakya Buddhist Centre
As well as our weekly programme of classes in Buddhism and meditation, the centre also hosts cultural events such as art exhibitions, poetry evenings and book launches. Sign up to our newsletter on the home page to keep up to date on forthcoming events.
Shop at Dechen London
There is a small shop at Dechen London with a unique collection of books on Buddhism and Buddhist cultures. There is also a selection from the Western literary tradition. We also stock a selection of traditional Buddhist art and prints of original works by Western Buddhist artists.