peace of mind: courses and days for veterans and service-personnel

These courses and day retreats will give practical training that can help ease stress and address issues of trauma in a gentle, healing and empowering way. You will be carefully guided in working with your mind, body and emotions through thoroughly tried and tested practices.

We do not promise a quick fix but we believe meditation has something truly substantial to offer in the process of managing stress accumulated through the military experience, and can be supportive in healing from PTSD. We warmly welcome veterans and their partners and families who are interested in this work, and are happy to talk with you about what events may be most appropriate and helpful for you.

Our meditation courses and days are held in safe, comfortable venues and include a warm welcome. We also provide good food!

Places on these events are limited in numbers. To avoid disappointment, please contact us, and book your place using the PARTICIPANTS APPLICATION FORM. We ask for donations to help sustain the project. We have also free places on every event.

SUNDAY 11.00am - 4.00pm
14 MARCH 2016

Peace of Mind Project day retreat for Veterans and Service-people.

(more info and to book)

On these Peace of Mind Project day retreats you will have the opportunity to learn meditations that help you find your own calm centre and inner resources.

We offer supportive and respectful training in deep relaxation, meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction, giving you skills to relax more deeply, manage stress and begin to heal the invisible wounds of war, in the company of a small group of other veterans. These day retreats are very welcoming and friendly, and include honest conversation and a tasty home-cooked lunch.

We plan to have monthly day retreats for veterans in 2015. If you would like to come along regularly we welcome you to do so. Please book your place in advance via the application form below.

West London Buddhist Centre, Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Road, London, W2 5DP, This location has transport links: 2 minutes walk from Royal Oak tube station, within 10 minutes walk from Bayswater and Queensway tube stations, close to several bus routes and a Barclays bike stand. There are also metered parking bays and commercial car parks nearby.

Cost: there is no charge for this meditation day. Donations are most welcome.

We are a small project thus far, and donations help us to cover costs and sustain the project. Suggested donations are: £20 for the day if you are working, £5 if you are not working. We do not want lack of funds to prevent anyone from coming along - there are free places for those who need them. Please visit the donations page if you would like to donate online.

This event has already begun so cannot be booked.

These meditation days will be held at the new West London Buddhist Centre, Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Road, London, W2 5DP.


London Meditation Project Squaddie

Photo courtesy of Michael Yon