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The sitting group has offered me a space in which to return to a sense of stillness, belonging, and purpose. I am humbled by the work each one of us in this community is putting in to returning home to the practice, even where there might be resistance to doing so!

It is both illuminating listening to the talks from Susann, and at the same time deeply nourishing to come back to my own practice, with the support of others in the group – just by being there in silence and in sharing their own experiences.

This sense of community supports me far beyond what words can explain, and I am really happy to be here from the beginning to see how it evolves and grows over time...

quotation marks I was a little unsure of how an online meditation group would compare to being in a room with people and how group dynamics would work with just a screen in front of me.

I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at how quickly the ’feeling’ of being a part of a group arises and the opportunity to speak alone with other participants is still possible with break out rooms.

Perhaps the greatest advantage is the convenience of not having to travel and with work commitments, this method makes it possible for me to attend courses and groups.

A fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their practice further, I’ll continue to use in the future. I am now converted to online groups!

quotation marks I just wanted to write you a message to say that I really got a lot out of our Community Sit, and especially your talk on Sunday. I felt resistance in the morning because I was discombobulated by being an hour ’behind’, and had struggled with my practice last week leading up to Sunday, but it was really just what I needed.

I love having my weeks bookended by the Community Sit and it recharges me for my home practice.

I’ve also shared the concept of the ’secret practice’ with others who meditate – it really resonated with me!

And during our breakout session, we mentioned how nice it was that you shared in the talk your own experiences, and for me, it reinforces the fact that the practice is not about turning me into a perfect/better human (which, as you know, is one of my secret practices!) but about being with who we are, as we are. Thank you for sharing your light!

Voices of
Community Members

Teacher-Led Mindfulness Meditation Retreats on the IOW

Susann Herrmann

Susann Herrmann, Dipl. Psych. (MA)
Co-Founder of London Meditation

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It is indeed a very special group and one I feel very grateful for.

I’m so glad that you have set it up and that we can all access it.

I feel very privileged to be amongst a group of such inspiring people.

quotation marks I really liked meeting the other members of the group, its amazing how comfortable it is doing a group session online.

It shows how connected we all are.

Voices of
Community Members

London Meditation OnlineLIVE

London Meditation OnlineLIVE

London Meditation OnlineLIVE

London Meditation OnlineLIVE

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London Meditation OnlineLIVE

London Meditation OnlineLIVE

OnlineLIVE Community Sitting Groups


Community Sitting Group,
open to the general public

Who Owns the Weather?

" Is there anyone inside this body-mind
who is doing the talking, doing the hearing, doing the thinking,
making the choices, performing the actions?

Is there anyone directing the show?

Is there anyone in control of what is arising and appearing?

Is there any owner of the so-called internal weather, someone who is responsible for it?

Is there any fundamental difference between a thunderstorm and a burst of anger,
or between a cloudy day and a wave of depression or a moment of anxiety?"

Joan Tollifson,
from Painting the Sidewalk with Water;
adapted, abridged

An ongoing invitation to build a community...

The Community Sitting Group is an intimate way for practitioners to come together on a weekly basis to sit, practice and study. We usually meet up to three mornings a week.

The Sunday mornings include a period of sitting meditation practice, followed by a talk and then a facilitated group inquiry process (in smaller or larger groups).
On weekday mornings (Tue & Thu) we meet for a short silent sitting practice.

We invite you to join us in building this mindful community, wherever you are based and regardless of your practice history so far. As a newcomer to mindfulness or a long-time practitioner or trainee, it is a valuable opportunity to invite curiosity, connection and insight into the group, allowing us to connect with people of all different backgrounds.

If you are curious about joining our Community Sitting Group, you are welcome to join for a calendar month and continuing to be a part of this group for as long as you would like to.

We invite openness, and a certain level of commitment, in helping us to shape this practice community into a truly enriching experience for everyone who comes into contact with it – either briefly or over a longer time.

London Meditation OnlineLIVE

How will we meet?

We will meet together using the OnlineLIVE platform (via Zoom conference calling) from wherever you are based.

All you will need is a computer or laptop (with camera, if possible) and reliable internet connection – all details and a link to join the call will be sent via email when you sign up.

Structure of our Sunday morning meetings

The formal sessions last for 90 minutes – except for the first Sunday session of each calendar month, which will be 15 minutes longer.

  • The online meeting space will be open: from 9.00am onwards
  • Formal session: 9.30 - 11.00am
    • Welcome & Introduction
    • 25min Sitting Meditation Practice
    • 5min Walking / Movement Practice (possibility of using the bathroom)
    • Short inspirational talk on different subjects related to our practice
    • Group inquiry process
    • 15min Sitting Meditation Practice (when time allows)
  • The online meeting space will be open: until 11.30am

The 30 minutes either side of the formal session is a possibility to share something with each other or just have a chat. In these informal settings, many precious connections are often made and maintained, especially when we are sharing so many experiences together.

Structure of our weekday morning meetings:

Please join us for a short ’Sit’ before you get started with your day!
The ’Sit’ begins on time, but you’re welcome to arrive and leave at any time.

Tuesdays: 6 - 6.30am GMT (London)
Thursdays: 7 - 7.30am GMT (London)

  • 5min before start: Meeting available on Zoom
  • 25min Silent Sitting
  • 5min Greeting & end of meeting
Your Facilitator/Teacher:

Susann Herrmann, CPsychol./OccupPsychol. (MA)

Susann has been meditating for more than 25 years and deepens her regular meditation practice each year by attending various retreats, trainings and groups.

She teaches from her decades of being a meditator and her academic understanding as a psychologist.

Susann is a personal student of Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi,
and a member of the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Temple is an affiliate of Boundless Way Zen, a multilineage school of Zen Buddhism.

Next Community Sitting Group Details

Participants are invited to book a calendar month at a time, to maintain consistency in the group over this period of time. Anyone is more than welcome to book more than one calendar month, to keep up a long-term regular sitting group.

As this group will be on a continual basis, there is no need to attend every session within the period, as there is no real ’beginning’ or ’ending’.
Just an ongoing journey together!

Newcomers will be able to join the group at the start of each calendar month.

  • March group – starting Sunday Mar 03

    • Sundays, 9.30 - 11am GMT (London) – the first Sunday ’Sit’ will be 15min longer
    • Tuesdays, 6 - 6.30am GMT (London)
    • Thursdays, 7 - 7.30am GMT (London)

    If you are in a different time zone,
    please use a time zone converter to determine your local time.

    Cost: £ 45
    Location: OnlineLIVE

We very much look forward to sitting with you!

If you have any questions please call 020 3137 1358 or send an email.