Cobham Meditation Community

The Cobham Meditation Community meets on Thursday evenings for Buddhist meditation and teachings. Due to Covid we are not currently meeting in person, but a small group of us is continuing to meet via Zoom. Do get in touch if you are interested in joining in a session. The emphasis is on understanding how to put the principles of meditation into practice in our daily lives. We study some Buddhist texts but you don’t need to be Buddhist to attend or benefit. The focus is on compassion for ourselves and others, and flowing more smoothly through life.

Our previous venue: Rubin Room, West Horsley Village Hall, 95 The St, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6DD. Use the side entrance, on the right hand side of the building.  The Rubin room is just inside that entrance, immediately on the right. Here’s a map
Time: 8pm-9pm. You are welcome to arrive from 7.40pm for a cup of tea and conversation.
Please bring: A cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor, and a notebook and pen if you’d like to make notes on the teachings. Chairs are provided.
Donations: Donations are welcome and are used as offerings to the teacher, to cover the cost of the venue, and to fund future meditation retreats.
Contact: and there is a closed group on Facebook.

About the group
The Cobham Meditation Community started a few years ago with Tenzin Josh, who studied as a monk with HH the Dalai Lama for 12 years. Tenzin Josh is now based in Thailand at The Life Co Phuket, and gives teachings when he visits the UK. You can learn more about him here

We are fortunate to have some visiting teachers, and all are welcome to attend their events.

Forthcoming events

His Holiness Taklung Matul Rinpoche,  ‘FINDING OUR INNER WISDOM & COMPASSION’.
Sunday 12th January 2020, 10.30am-4.30pm
West Horsley Village Hall, 95 The Street, West Horsley, KT24 6DD

HH MATUL RINPOCHE teaches all around the world, and we are honoured and
 delighted, once again, to welcome him to our little corner of Surrey.   He is one of the heads of the Taklung Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism, and received formal teaching under the guidance of HH the 14th Dalai Lama.

*LUNCH*: Yummy vegan lunch and other refreshments will be provided.  But if you have strict dietary requirements or preferences you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
*SEATING*:  Chair seating provided. Do bring cushion/s along if you would prefer to sit on the floor for some or all of the time.

While Rinpoche offers his teachings freely we do really appreciate any donations toward the cost of putting on this event. Our costs include the following; our share of the travel costs from India for Rinpoche and his attendant; two nights accommodation here for Rinpoche and his attendant; and the venue hire cost.  We would also like to give
Rinpoche a donation for his time and teachings.
*(Note: Food and refreshments are not part of the costs as these are kindly donated by group members as part of the group’s practice of generosity.)*
If you are able to make a donation then you can do so on the day, or you donate in advance by BACS/Internet banking using account number 33207488, sort code 60 12 36.  Please give your name as payment reference.
If you’re not able to donate, that’s fine.  You are still most welcome to come along and enjoy the day. 🙂

For more information do feel free to email us, or you can call Chris Campbell on 07887 503860. 
To learn more about Rinpoche you can visit

Previous events

Clive Holmes, Saturday 26th October 2019

Geshe Tenzin Namdak, Sunday 30th June 2019

Clive Holmes 2019 Thursday evening classes and Saturday retreat days
February: Thurs 7th & Sat 9th
May: Thurs 23rd & Sat 25th
October: Thurs 24th & Sat 26th

Clive will also be teaching weekend courses at Samye Dzong in London just before/after our dates. Clive has been teaching meditation for over 20 years. Clive’s 2019 dates are below  and you can learn more about him here

Here are the details of Clive’s  retreat day in May 2019.


Richard Bleckman, 28th April 2019

DANCING WITH ILLUSION – An exploration of ’embodying the mind of a Bodhisattva’; and the obstacles that arise in our everyday life and our approach to our practice.

Richard Bleckman has been a Buddhist practitioner for 40 years. His main teachers have been Thich Nhat Hanh, Sayadaw U Pandita, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Kenpo Tsenam Turu, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.

He was director of practice and education at the London Shambhala Meditation centre for 10 years and has taught Buddha Dharma in Europe since the 1990’s. Richard is a veterinary surgeon and runs a charity for rainforest preservation in Queensland Australia.