Shrine Room | Meditation Room

A dedicated space to meditate in London.

This Meditation Room in Jamyang Buddhist Centre is also called “Shrine Room” or “Small Gompa” (Gompa: from the Tibetan dgon pa, literally meaning ‘remote place’ far away from the distractions of everyday life) is a unique space in London, decorated in the traditional stylised form of a Tibetan Buddhist temple.

Many mediation practitioners at Jamyang Buddhist Centre have sat in this room for practice, contemplation and reflection, evident in the calm and tranquil atmosphere of the space reflected in its mediative qualities.  In this room, there are several statues, Discover more about the Buddha’s statues at Jamyang Buddhist Centre.

Jamyang London Buddhist Centre invites people of all backgrounds, faiths and approaches who may find value in this quiet and meditative space, to make use of the meditation room whenever the need arises; with soft lighting, Buddhist imagery and iconography to reflect upon and inspire, and a warm, intimate feeling, this public room is open to all. 

Buddhist Temple

The very heart of Jamyang London Buddhist Centre, is the Buddhist Temple.

A peaceful meditation temple with high ceilings and an historic atmosphere. The Buddhist temple is used to welcome students wishing to receive teachings from our resident teacher Geshe Namdak, and visiting monastics who come to share the Dharma (Dharma: the teachings of the Buddha) 

The Buddhist temple was originally a courtroom (the only one in London now still open to the public) and is a spectacular space. Where the judge once sat, a statue of the Buddha now sits in equipoise; an exquisite statue 9 foot high made by Peter Griffin, and consecrated in 1999 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Traditional Buddhist Thangkas (Thangka: meaning art work that is unrolled) adorn the walls of the space and meditation pillows, chairs and blankets are available for visitors. 

This is a public room open to everyone.