Awakened Heart Sangha
Meditation Group

A drop-in group supported by Bodhi Tree Brighton. We meet fortnightly to explore and practise Formless Meditation, a practice derived from the Tibetan Mahamudra tradition, as taught by Lama Shenpen Hookham. The group is led by Ian Mackenzie (Sherab Dorjay).

Ian Mackenzie (Sherab Dorjay) has been a meditator and student of Buddhism for over twenty years. Since 2005, he has been a student of Lama Shenpen Hookham in the Awakened Heart Sangha. He guides students in exploring Lama Shenpen’s approach to Formless Meditation, a meditation practice based on the Tibetan Mahamudra teachings. As well as being a group leader and mentor, Ian provides Student Support for the Awakened Heart Sangha.

Formless Meditation not only explores the familiar territory of mindful awareness, but enters into the deep reflection on experience which leads to the discovery of our own true nature our Awakened Heart.This group is open to everyone; from any tradition or none; for those who are experienced or new to meditation.

During our session, we usually start with a short meditation followed by checking in and a longer sit. After a break, we reflect on and share how meditation and awareness can manifest in our everyday lives by exploring themes from Lama Shenpen’s teachings. You can find out more at or on our web site, .

Payment for classes is by donation on the day. PLEASE NOTE if you have a pass from Studio iO this is a separate class to the studio and donation is still requested.

Please contact Ian on to find out more about the group and the themes it explores.


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