About Us

We are the Bridgend group of the Awakened Heart Sangha – an international Sangha made up of students of Lama Shenpen Hookham, our principal teacher and founder, who has over 50 years experience in the meditation practices of the Kagyu/Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

Lama Shenpen has developed the Living the Awakened Heart Training, a comprehensive distance learning course in Buddhist meditation, reflection and insight, designed especially for Westerners. Through the training we discover profound teachings experientially, through meditation practice with one to one guidance from a mentor with the Awakened Heart Sangha. Find out more details about the training HERE.

The AHS Bridgend group is led by Dorje, a senior student of Lama Shenpen and an experienced meditator, teacher and mentor.

The group is one of a network of local groups around the UK. We provide a weekly meditation class in Bridgend, South Wales, open to beginners and experienced meditators, who wish to learn the type of of ‘Formless Meditation’ we practice.

Contact Dorje if you’d like any more details about the weekly classes and see the ‘News’ and ‘Learn to Meditate’ pages for more information and our upcoming meeting dates.