The Awakened Heart Sangha is an international Sangha made up of a community of students of Lama Shenpen Hookham. We have a network of local groups around the UK, some are open meditation groups, some are study groups for Sangha members.

Here you’ll find links to all our websites, social media and local groups.

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.  – a resource site about the type of ‘Formless Meditation’ we practise, how to meditate, audio guides and finding a teacher and mentor. – information about sacred sites in Wales, our tradition of Buddhist pilgrimage to them, how we connect to sacred sites through Tibetan Buddhist ritual and practice, and more information about our own sacred site, here in Criccieth, North Wales. – 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
Weekly Buddhist meditation classes in Liverpool
AHS members group in London, contact Pauline for details.
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 & DHB study for AHS members in Worcester


Here at The Hermitage near Criccieth – Contact us to find out more about meeting and meditating with local members here.

Weekly Buddhist Meditation classes and courses in Bridgend

Dharma teachings and Buddhist meditation in Monmouth – contact Five.

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