This website is provided by the Awakened Heart SanghaWe have a network of local groups around the UK, some are open meditation groups, some are study groups for members studying the Living the Awakened Heart Training.

Here you’ll find links to all our websites as well as local groups’ sites – visit them for full details about joining your local AHS meditation class.

The Awakened Heart Sangha – the main website for the Sangha and information on the Living the Awakened Heart Training and how to join. This is a temporary site while our new website is currently being built. – The Hermitage of The Awakened Heart is a retreat centre, the hub of practice for sangha and Lama Shenpen’s residence.  – a resource site about the type of ‘Formless Mediation’ we practice, how to meditate, audio guides and finding a teacher and mentor. – we have a free archive of recorded teachings by Lama Shenpen on our YouTube channel.

Find us on Social Media – the main Facebook page for the Awakened Heart Sangha news, events etc 
– news, events and daily life from The Hermitage retreat centre in North Wales– AHS on Twitter– AHS on Instagram

Buddha Within

Buddha Within connects a wider audience to the teachings of Lama Shenpen. Archive teaching videos, new teachings and articles are posted regularly as well as answers to students’ questions. Join the mailing list and receive weekly teachings from Lama Shenpen and links to new features on the website direct to your inbox.

Awakened Heart Sangha – UK Local Groups

Most of our local groups have their own website with details of meditation or study groups, events and other activities. Visit their webpages for more details and contact them directly about joining. Where there isn’t a website it links to an email address for you to make an enquiry.


Buddhist meditation and Dharma teaching in Brighton
Buddhist meditation for Sangha members in Liverpool
Contact Mike about Buddhist meditation sessions in Oxford
Contact Steph for information about meditation in Southend
Buddhist meditation for sangha members in Surrey, contact Jackie for details.
Weekly Buddhist meditation for AHS members in Worcester


The North Wales local group is based at the our main hub and Buddhist retreat centre The Hermitage of the Awakened Heart near Criccieth.

Weekly Buddhist Meditation classes and courses in Bridgend, South Wales

Dharma teachings and Buddhist meditation in Monmouth – contact Five.