Discover the infinite beauty of the heart and explore inner silence and peace at our centre in the heart of London. As a city and indeed as a centre we embrace and celebrate the amazing diversity of London. We offer group meditations and individual sessions of relaxation and meditation, accessible to all.
Our Heartfulness centre in London was opened in May 2012 and provides a space for reflection, relaxation and meditation. We provide the opportunity to connect with other meditators and like-minded individuals to create a platform for support and shared understanding.
The space is 5,000 square feet and is the first ever fully-owned meditation centre in the UK and Ireland, with a café area, a children’s room, a reading area with a library and a meditation hall. The centre can accommodate up to 480 people in total. Set over two floors in a new building in London the centre is close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park. Our centre is only ten minutes’ walk from the nearest London Underground station (Stratford) and provides easy access for meditators travelling within London, across the UK and further afield.
We have been registered as a charity in the UK since 1993. Individuals from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds, come together every week for group meditations, training sessions and other events. Regular group meditation takes place on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm and Sunday group meditation at 9 am and 1 pm. On Saturdays we have drop-in sessions 10 am to 4 pm where people can learn meditation with a trainer. In addition to this, we offer practical workshops for more experienced meditators. You are always welcome to drop by for a visit and for tea or coffee in our café.
The meditation hall is located on the first floor of the Heartfulness centre and can accommodate up to 125 meditators.
Café & Dining Area
The café/dining area is situated on the ground floor serving hot and cold meals only on Sundays and during seminars. Food preparation and cooking is done by qualified volunteers in our purpose-built kitchen.
The children’s room is located on to the left of the main entrance. This provides a space for families and children. Children under the age of 13 visiting the centre need to be supervised by a parent, guardian or carer at all times.
There is a modest library located next to the meditation hall with a selection of literature on meditation available in various languages.
We have another quiet room, which is used for facilitating individual meditation sessions.
Bathrooms and baby changing
We have male and female toilets, a disabled bathroom with baby changing facilities on the ground floor.
We warmly welcome all members from all over the UK, Ireland and worldwide, new seekers, friends & families and all those who are interested in experiencing the special atmosphere of our meditation centre.
Group meditations are conducted every Wednesday evening at 7 pm and Sunday mornings at 9 am and 1 pm. Qualified Trainer-led Individual meditation sessions can be facilitated on request on Saturdays and Sundays. Visits during week can be made by arrangement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Overnight stays are not possible at the meditation centre, however for information on local accommodation, please check the different options on www.booking.com, www.airbnb.co.uk and www.tripadvisor.co.uk
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During the year we endeavour to organise different opportunities to meet up and connect, this includes weekly group meditations, interactive workshops, seminars and training sessions, yoga, children’s events and more. Any suggestions are welcome.
|Our address is:
7 Rick Roberts Way
Stratford London E15 2FR
The Heartfulness centre is located in the East of London, with good motorway links via the A406, the M11 and M25, good tube connections, train and coach and bus connections – airport buses from Stansted stop at Stratford bus station.
For travel information, please see below and you can always consult Travel for London.
The Heartfulness centre is a 10-15 minute walk from Stratford International Railway station, which serves mainline trains to Stratford as well as the London Underground. Other nearby stations, a little further away, are Bow Road and West Ham. There is an additional station Stratford High Street, that serves the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) covering some parts of East London. If you would prefer to avoid walking, you could take the underground to Mile End, and from there take the 25 or the 425 bus from Bus Stop D, and ask for the stop by Tesco on the corner of Warton Road. TFL’s journey planner will find the best route to travel to Stratford from your departure point in London. London Underground Map also helps to zoom in on a particular area. Stratford is on the Central Line (red) to the right of the map, just before this line goes straight upwards. This map does not include National Rail lines. If you are coming from outside London, National Rail runs trains across the UK. It allows you to plan your journey to Stratford.
London has an extensive bus network. Though Stratford Bus station is located outside the railway station, the buses to the centre run along the High Street on the opposite side of the main road. It is often quicker to walk than to travel by bus, given that this also involves a walk to the bus-stop and a wait there. The closest bus stop to the centre is Warton Rd / Stratford High St Bus Stop: K. Buses running along this route are numbers: 25, 108, 276, 425, N8 The Journey Planner also suggests the best bus routes.
Eurostar trains run from northern France and Belgium and do not call directly at Stratford International station – you will need to connect via St. Pancras International or Ebbsfleet International, and buy local tickets from there.
Google Maps or your Satellite Navigation system will usually give the best directions. Please note that there is no onsite parking. Off-street parking is available with meter charges, which will be noted on a display at the meter. There is also a multi-story car-park at the Westfield Shopping Centre at the other side of the railway station, about 20 minutes’ walk from the centre.
Stratford is easily accessible from all London airports by road and rail. London City airport is the closest to Stratford.