Meditation has been defined as focusing your mind on a particular object, event or thought in order to achieve a mentally calm and clear state.
The practice has grown in popularity in recent years so naturally, there are tonnes of places that you can engage in meditation during a stay at the M By Montcalm Shoreditch London.
London is one of most fast-paced and vibrant cities in the world, so sometimes it pays to take a step back from the hustle and bustle in order to calm your mind and focus your thoughts.
Read on for our suggestions of the best places in London to practice meditation while you are staying in arty Shoreditch.
Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre
13 Woodstock Rd, Golders Green, London NW11 8ES
Founded in 1992, this is the main New Kadampa Tradition Buddhist Centre for North & Central London, so as you can imagine is extremely popular. During a visit here you will have the chance to attend a number of meditation classes, all of which are designed to reduce stress and elicit feelings of contentment.
17 The Mall, London W5 2PJ
Taking inspiration from the forward-thinking New York fitness scene, this studio offers a variety of exciting classes that includes a lunchtime meditation session. Grab a bite to eat at one of our hotels near Moorgate Tube Station before heading here to unwind and rejuvenate. You’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and ready to explore the rest of the city.
36 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AB
For first timers, getting started in meditation can feel like a daunting task, especially if you visit a class full of seasoned experts that have been doing it for years. There’s no need to feel like that here though, as the Practical Meditation course will teach you the basics and help you master the art of centring your thoughts and finding your inner calm. All that deep breathing and silence can make some people feel sleepy, so you’ll be glad to know that a comfortable bed at the M By Montcalm Shoreditch London is waiting for you.
London Buddhist Centre
51 Roman Rd, London E2 0HU
Here you will be able to attend classes on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, so is well-suited to people away on business or just enjoying a leisurely weekend in the city. The two main practices at this centre are Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, both of which will help you develop your loving and kindness while also teaching you how to focus more of your energy on positive thoughts.
School of Meditation
158 Holland Park Ave, London W11 4UH
Still unsure if meditation is for you and not ready to commit to a course or series of classes? This place offers free open evenings in meditation, so pop in and get a feel for it before you embark on your spiritual journey.