About Us

We are the Bridgend meditation group run by a member of the Awakened Heart Sangha – an international Sangha made up of students of Lama Shenpen Hookham, their 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 within the Awakened Heart Sangha. Find out more details about the training HERE.

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

The group is one of a number of local groups around the UK associated with the Awakened Heart Sangha and run by Sangha trained members, the Bridgend Group is an independent group but some of its members are also Awakened Heart Sangha members. We provide a weekly meditation class in Bridgend, which caters for beginners and experienced meditators, who wish to learn the type of of ‘Formless Meditation’ we practice.

Currently we are not offering any introductory or beginners courses and membership of the Bridgend Group is currently no longer available unless you are an Awakened Heart Sangha memeber.

If you would nevertheless like learn Formless Meditation the Awakened Heart Sangha would be a good place to enquire about Heart Of Mediation online courses.

Contact David (Dorje) via the contact page if you’d like more details about the weekly classes and see the ‘News’ and ‘Learn to Meditate’ pages for more information and any upcoming events.