Mindfulness in the West End

Introduction to Mindfulness

6-week Meditation Course

London West End, Oxford Street – 3 mins walk from Selfridges
5th March, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30

Eventbrite - Introduction to Mindfulness: 6-week Meditation Course for Resilience

Whether working, shopping or treating yourself at the West End of London, why not add some calm at the end of your day? This outstanding building overlooking London’s retail artery, Oxford Street, is cleverly laid out to provide a fabulous quiet space for peace of mind.

This 6-week course is led by Karuna Priya, Chaplain to Imperial College and Nitima Priya, a Holistic Counsellor and Meditation teacher. Both of them have collectively over 30 years of meditation experience. Before moving to London, Karuna spent 15 years as a Buddhist monk in Thailand and Sri Lanka. It is perfect for anyone wanting to learn or deepen mindfulness meditation from a traditional way and want to establish a regular practice at home and work.

Eventbrite - Introduction to Mindfulness: 6-week Meditation Course for Resilience


6-week course dates:

March 5, 12, 19, 26

April 2 & 9

Time: 17:30 – 18:30


43-45 Portman Square, London, W1A 5BG

(3 mins walk from Selfridges)

In partnership with



£120 6-week course
Eventbrite - Introduction to Mindfulness: 6-week Meditation Course for Resilience


  • 6 weekly live meditation classes
  • Recordings provided each week to deepen experience
  • Handouts to improve knowledge
  • Email support during the course
  • 1-2-1 support where necessary
  • I would encourage anybody who is going through stuff in their lives to come to this course to find peace of mind and connect with their being and bloom like a flower.

    Michael Thomas

    English former professional footballer

  • I have been meditating every day since we met.

    Suzy Greaves

    Editor at Psychologies magazine


Recharge your body and mind

Improve sleeping/waking patterns

Reduce stress and anxiety

Develop a better understanding of yourself and others

Increase awareness and resilience

Enhance focus and productivity

Re-discover a positive mindset

Whether wanting to learn meditation, finding more calm, happiness and resilience to face new challenges; ability to concentrate and enjoy tasks at hand, this course will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness, meditation and art of living.

The course is a systematic approach to Mindfulness Meditation developed from the early Buddhist discourses on Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The syllabus covers meditation techniques used by famous Buddhist monks like Thich Nhat Hanh and Ajahn Brahm and also refers to the works of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of University of Massachusetts Medical School and Dr. Mark Williams of Oxford University with MBSR (Mindfulness based stress reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) – giving attendees opportunities to learn ancient insights and practices of Mindfulness and findings of modern science.

Eventbrite - Introduction to Mindfulness: 6-week Meditation Course for Resilience


Karuna Priya Akanista Mindfulness



Karuna is the co-founder and lead teacher of Akanista Mindfulness. He had been a Buddhist monk for 15 years in Sri Lanka and Thailand and holds a Masters Degree in Buddhist Studies from SOAS, University of London. He serves as an interfaith chaplain to Imperial College London and Royal College of Arts.

He is also a RYT500 Yoga teacher.




Nitima is an integrative counsellor, life coach and mindfulness teacher. She studied Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP & Counselling Skills at the Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies (CCTS ) and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Nitima, besides running workshops at Imperial College, Royal College of Arts, Soho House, Coats, BAT, NeuLion and Save the Children, also facilitates residential and non residential retreats in the UK and in Portugal.

It has taken years to build stress into people’s lives. The negative effects of stress not only influence your sense of emotional fulfillment but your immune system, circulation, hormones and breathing. We teach people to protect themselves from the effects of stress and information. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to assist in releasing stress and anxiety which allows those who practise it to live a calmer, happier life.

Akanista Mindfulness classes have shown me a simple yet highly effective way of becoming calmer and more focused in my day to day life. The recordings that are provided at the end of each class are helping me practice the techniques on a daily basis

Eventbrite - Introduction to Mindfulness: 6-week Meditation Course for Resilience


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