Pop-Up Mindfulness Hub

Plum Village comes to Brick Lane

Heart of London Sangha are delighted to announce that from 5 - 12 September a group of Plum Village Monastics will be establishing a Pop-Up Mindfulness Hub in Newspeak House at the top of Brick Lane, 133 Bethnal Green Road E2 7DG.

Join them each morning for sitting meditation from 7.30 am.

You are also invited to bring your own lunch and enjoy eating mindfully with the monastics at midday.

The week is packed with events intended to deepen our practice and to bring Thay’s teachings on Mindfulness to a whole range of individuals and organisations.

Schedule of Events


TUES 5 Sept : 7-9pm  Bring a Friend to an Evening of Practice

Do you have any friends who are interested in of mindfulness but never done it? Or friends who have tried Headspace and would be interested in going a little deeper? This evening is for you to bring a friend along to hear the Plum Village Monastics share introductory teachings on mindfulness and meditation.

£5 per person. 50 places available.

To book: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3067109


WEDS 6 Sept: 2-5pm  Mindful and Compassionate Leadership

During this three hour intensive workshop delivered by the monks and nuns of Plum Village, we will explore how mindfulness and compassion can transform our workplace. We will do a deep dive into practices that can immediately be applied to improve our response to the challenges of the modern work environment.

£60 per person. 60 places available.

To book: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3059417


WEDS 6 Sept: 7-9pm  Evening Sangha Practice

All are invited to this evening of mindfulness where we can deepen our practice with our Plum Village brothers and sisters. Chairs, mats and cushions are available

Dana (donation based). 50 Places available.

No need to book.


THURS 7 Sept: 6-9pm  Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

Teachers and all involved in education are invited to an evening of mindfulness practice and discussion with the monks and nuns of Plum Village. We are delighted that Professor Katherine Weare, co-author of the newly released Plum Village book Happy Teachers Change the World will also be present.

£40 cost, including a copy of Happy Teachers Change the World (retail £16.99)

60 places available.

To book: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063900


FRI 8 Sept: 7-9pm  Be In

Members of the core community are invited to an evening of songs and music where we share food, and enjoy being joyfully together. Bring some vegetarian food to share.

Dana (donation based). 60 places available.

No need to book.


SAT 9 Sept: 10am-4pm  HOL Sangha Day of Mindfulness

The Heart of London Sangha invites you to a Day of Mindfulness, where, with the monks and nuns of Plum Village we can deepen our practice, slow down, and water our seeds of calm, joy, and solidity. Please bring simple vegetarian or vegan food to share at lunchtime. Mats, cushions and chairs are provided.

£10 per person. Concessions at £5.

50 places available (5 concessions).

To book: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063919


TUES 12 Sept: 6-9pm  Earth Protectors Event

An evening of meditation and self-compassion to transform burnout and despair with the monks and nuns of Plum Village International Retreat Centre. We will explore mindfulness practices which actively respond to the global challenges of climate change and environmental destruction. We will learn to fall back in love with Mother Earth, seeing that we are the Earth and the Earth is us.

£30 per person. Concessions £20.

60 places available (20 concessions).

To book: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3066900

Plum Village pagoda

We Need Your Helping Hands

We have a small team dedicated to organising events from the Mindfulness Hub, but we would really appreciate any additional assistance you could offer to ensure this project is carried out successfully.

Could you:

  • help with marketing
  • send out flyers about events
  • arrange Oyster cards for our monastics
  • organise food supplies
  • volunteer to be present at the venue
  • act as a First Aider at events
  • collect and deliver items to the Mindfulness Hub, etc.

This is not an exhaustive list. If you are willing, just volunteer, and we will find you a job!


But wait there's more...

In addition to the five monastics who will be running the events from the Mindfulness Hub, an additional 7 monastics will be visiting London from 4-6 September to support their brothers and sisters and to visit London for the first time.

Would you be able to act as hosts to these young monastics and show them around London? Could you offer them accommodation? Might you know someone who would be on holiday from 4-6 September and could offer the monastics the use of their home while they are away?

Any help you could offer in this direction would be most gratefully received.

If you would like to help with either of these, please contact


If you would like our team to raise £3,000 to help support this new initiative, please make a donation at www.indiegogo.com/projects/mindfulness-hub-london-community-meditation#/