Dates & Events

We hold regular fortnightly meetings on a Saturday morning at Studio iO,  3 Queens Place in Brighton, where we explore and practise Formless Meditation and the teachings of Lama Shenpen Hookham. If you’ve not visited us before, please get in touch beforehand if you need any more information.

Please also visit and follow our Facebook Page for news of our events there.

If you’d like to come, please contact us on 07712 834840 or and we’ll provide details of where we are and how to get there.

Dates for August to October 2020

All these events are at Studio iO except September 28th, which will be at the Anahata Health Centre

Under the current Coronavirus restrictions, we have moved our group on-line. We will be continuing our on-line meetings with a one hour session on August 1st, and then continuing to alternate one and two hour sessions  every week to the end of September. We’ll be reviewing this at the end of September, when we’ll know whether we can go back to meeting at Studio iO or will need to continue to meet on-line.

A full set of on-line dates is given below.

Our practice is mostly Formless Meditation as taught by Lama Shenpen Hookham. We also do Apramanas (Brahma Vihara) meditation, including metta bhavana practice. If you’re not familiar with these practices and you’d like to come along, please email Sherab (Ian) at .

You can join the group from home using the Bodhi Tree Zoom Room: just click on and follow the instructions, or if you have Zoom installed, our meeting ID is 834-236-9279. You will need to have Zoom installed on your computer in advance. Feel free to share this link with others, our groups are open to anyone.

If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for the group, please contact Sherab at .

Group Sessions

1 hour sessions (11:00 to 12:00) August 1st, August 15th, August 29th, September 12th, September 26th

These are primarily opportunities to meet and meditate together:

Opening meditation (10 mins)
Brief checking in
Meditation (usually Formless Meditation) (30 mins)
Dedication and close

2 hour sessions (11:00 to 13:00): August 8th, August 22nd, September 5th, September 19th, September 26th

These sessions include more teaching and discussion. They will be arranged in four week blocks around a particular theme. For details of  themes, sign up to our email list by contacting :

Opening meditation (10 mins)
Brief checking in
Session intro
Meditation (usually Formless Meditation) (30 mins)
Reflection on the theme  and discussion

Sep 14, 28 (Please note September 28th will be at the Anahata Health Centre 119/120 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 OJL)

Oct 12th

Nov 09, 23

Dec 07

Looking forward to seeing you there.



Deepening Meditation October 13th at Studio iO Brighton, 11:15 to 13:15

“Observe your mind with penetrating sharpness

You will perceive nothing, for it is devoid of substance

Let the mind rest in that emptiness loosely and lucidly

Without imagining and clinging.”



Just a reminder that we’re continuing our exploration of deepening meditation practice, looking at the clarity aspect of our meditative experience. In meditation, the mind is open and aware. But this is not some vague, spaced out void. There is a dynamic and crystal clear quality to our experience.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.