Dharma Drum London, operating as London Chan Meditation (LCM), is a UK Registered Charity (Registration Number 1200733), an affiliate of the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA). LCM is run by a group of volunteers, and managed by a managing committee consisting of core volunteers.
Our vision is to draw upon Buddhist values and wisdom to contribute to the well-being of modern society, by cultivating mindfulness, compassion, interconnectedness of all beings, environmental protection, social equity and justice. We bring inner peace, wisdom, love and compassion to our community and everyone around us through meditation, charity, and public/social engagement.
We provide three primary activities as follows. Our programs are based on donations and are open to anyone who is interested, regardless of their religious beliefs or ethnicity. Everyone is welcome to join us!
– Meditation: we organise regular meditation group practice sessions, provide meditation instructions for beginners, and host meditation retreats. Our aim is to support our practitioners to cultivate concentration and contemplation through meditation practice, and obtain a direct and personal understanding of Buddha Dharma through embodied experience.
– Group Study: we host Dharma talks from our teachers, courses in meditation and Buddhism, study groups, and public lectures. These activities assist our practitioners in developing the right view of Buddha Dharma, which serves as an intellectual foundation for us to navigate obstacles in practice and daily lives.
– Social Engagement: we are all active members of the broader community, to which we aim to contribute wherever the need arises to make our society a better place to live. Social engagement brings our practice to life, which is a crucial component of our Chan practice. We engage with others and provide the best of our abilities to fulfil their needs.
Dharma Drum London, operating as London Chan Meditation, is a Registered Charity at Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity number: 1200733), a not-for-profit organisation registered at Companies House in England and Wales (company number: 12529304), and a charity for tax purposes at HMRC (reference number: ZD10119).
Our organisation and programmes run entirely on donations. All of our programmes are open to everyone, and no fees are required. For those who are able, you are welcome to give us some support on a one-off or regular basis. Please tick the Gift Aid box to allow us to claim an additional £0.25 for every £1 you donate from HMRC. Thank you!
Bank Name: The Co-operative Bank
Name on account: Dharma Drum London
BIC/SWIFT code: CPBKGB22
Sort code: 08-92-99
Account number: 67280915