Yoga Bowers

Meditation guide

Based in
New Malden, Greater London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Kingston and Surrey, New Malden
Yoga Bowers | Meditation guide

Make an enquiry Phone: 079 3201 1848

Visit the Resources Page of Yoga Bowers, Meditation Guide and Teacher to see what Oprah and Osho say about “The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself: Meditation” and “Why Meditate? Why Seek?”.

Yoga a father of six children and three grandchildren commenced his meditation practise in 1967 under the direction of Venerable Swami Sariputra at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, a Mahayana Buddhist temple in Singapore whilst he was there in business.

After returning to England in 1969 Yoga attended the first of the summer gatherings at Brockwood Park with Krishnamurti an enlightened teacher with a passion for inquiry. At this time Yoga was also inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller who challenged us with a bold vision: “To make the world work for 100% of humanity” and started his career in computers. In the 1970’s Yoga joined IBM and after a successful period of mainframe sales in the City of London was privileged to work in IBM Scientific Programs on Sustainable Development the foundation aspect of the IBM “Smarter Planet” initiative. In 1989 Yoga received the IBM Chairman’s Award for Exceptional Achievement.

In the 80’s Yoga studied with the Dalai Lama at Tzong Khapa Institute, Pomia, Italy, and stayed at Manjushri, Ulverston, home to the largest Buddhist community in the UK. Yoga attended a course at CAT, Wales that was leading the world in increasing awareness of environmental and social issues and began meditating with Osho, a unique blessing with a living master for nine years. In 1985 Yoga was honored to drive a group of monks from Manjushri to Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, Hemel Hempstead where the Abbot Ajahn Sumedho used to discourse about "The Sound of Silence”. This trip was to enable the monks from both monasteries to attend the opening ceremony of The London Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park, London.

During a 90’s trip to Scotland Yoga visited Samye Ling, Europe's oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and Findhorn a spiritual community that is one of the largest Communes in UK.

Since 2011 Yoga facilitates a Thursday evening Mindfulness Group Meditation at Gilpin House KT3 5BL. Since 2005 Yoga has attended many Satsangs (literally means ‘association with the wise’) at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Putney, London. Meditating together in a group creates a strong spiritual atmosphere which allows a deeper experience of meditation.

Group Classes

Meditation New Malden

Join our weekly meditation meeting at 18:30 every Thursday at Gilpin House, 14 Rodney Road, New Malden (tel: 079 3201 1848). The format is one hour of guided meditation, music and silence followed by talk and green tea for those that wish to stay.

The purpose of this group is, as the Buddha said, to seek out "wise and beneficial friends" who support us and our Meditation practice. Namely we are looking for a group of beginning and advanced students, and anyone interested who is willing to learn, to motivate each other by coming to (and becoming a regular part of) a weekly meditation group.

All teachers agree: The key to a successful meditation practice is a regular practice; and therefore this group is looking for people who realize the benefits of meditating together and who want to make a dedicated effort to sustain a once-weekly meeting for sitting meditation (with instruction, as needed). Brief discussion with green tea follows.

It's a: 
meetup
Venue: 
Gilpin House, New Malden, KT3 5BL
Location: 
New Malden, Surrey, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Weekly meditation meeting at 18:30 every Thursday at Gilpin House
Rates: 
Free

Experience

Sivananda Satsang

Hindu group meditation and Satsang with mantra chanting at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, London.

Dates: 
Nov 2005

Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Samye Ling, Europe's oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and Findhorn

Dates: 
Jul 1990 - Sep 1990

The London Peace Pagoda

Opening of The London Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park, London.

Dates: 
Jul 1985

Dalai Lama

Studied with the Dalai Lama at Tzong Khapa Institute, Pomia, Italy and at Manjushri, Ulverston

Dates: 
Oct 1982 - Nov 1983

Osho

Osho Meditation Master in USA and India

Dates: 
Jan 1982 - Feb 1990

Krishnamurti

Attended the the summer gatherings at Brockwood Park with Krishnamurti

Dates: 
Jul 1969 - Jul 1973

Venerable Swami Sariputra

Commenced meditation practise under the direction of Venerable Swami Sariputra at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Dates: 
Feb 1967 - Apr 1968

Teaching

Services

Aimed at: Beginner and Intermediate.
Online teaching offered

Make an enquiry Phone: 079 3201 1848

Last login: 6 years 27 weeks ago


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