Welcome to the Awakened Heart Sangha in Worcestershire. The AHS is a Tibetan Buddhist community led by Lama Shenpen Hookham, who is based at The Hermitage in North Wales, with local groups around the country.

We hold weekly group meditation and Dharma discussions in Worcester and the surrounding area for sangha members. We also organise other events such as meditation days, Dharma study sessions, pujas and feast offerings.

If you want to learn more about the Awakened Heart Sangha and the home study courses in meditation and Buddhism it offers, visit www.ahs.org.uk – or join our mailing list to be notified about any upcoming open sessions or teaching days in and around Worcestershire.

Feel free to Contact Us if you’d like any more information about Tibetan Buddhism or the type of Formless Meditation we practice.

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Summer Break & Diary Dates

We’re now on our Summer break, our weekly AHS group meditation and discussion sessions will resume in September.

There are some upcoming events for your diary:

The annual Discovering the Heart of Buddhism Retreat starting on 4th August, that can be joined online from your home. Find out more here. 

AHS teacher Dashu teaching mindfulness of body and breath in Birmingham on Saturday 3rd November. Full details here.

Discovering the Chitta

“Play with that edge between a sense of heart and a sense of mind-space…’ – a quote from Lama Shenpen about how to relate to the ‘chitta’ – the heart-mind in Buddhism.

The quote is from the Indestructible Heart Essence book, from the ‘Discovering the Heart of Buddhism’ course, part of Lama Shenpen’s Living the Awakened Heart Training  that we are all students of.

At our Tibetan Buddhist meditation, study and discussion group last night in Worcester, we were learning about the Chitta and how we in the west tend to separate our heart from our mind, which can lead to different and misinterpretations to Buddhist texts and practice.

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