Groups and Times

Southsea Sangha run weekly and bi weekly sitting groups listed below. Visiting teacher dharma evening and retreats which are listed on the events page.

Dana (What Do the Groups Cost?)

No advanced booking is needed for any of our regular groups. All our groups are open access, which means you can just show up and sit! All our groups are run on a Dana basis.

We welcome dana (generosity/donations) at the end of each group, to keep our community growing. If you feel supported by what our community offers you, please support us. Many people have asked what to give to support us within the context of our overheads and growing costs. We kindly suggest £5 – £10 as appropriate.

No-one is ever turned away for a lack of funds.

What is Dana?

This is not a common practice in the west, but we are continuing this radical tradition of Dana, or generosity, in our community. Dana, translated from Pali, points towards the act of giving or simply generosity, and is a cornerstone teaching within the Buddhist tradition and a personal practice in of itself.

In the act of giving we develop our ability to let go of our craving or clinging tendencies, cultivate a spirit of caring and the quality of open handedness, helping us to acknowledge the inter-connectedness that we all share. The generosity of our community in supporting us, allows us to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.

On behalf of the whole team at Sangha, we thank you for your generosity and your help in carrying on this radical and heart-centric tradition.

Dharma Den

A Community Led Guided Meditation

A regular, open space to meditate and meet others from the sangha. A great way to connect and sustain your individual dharma practice.  Each week is facilitated by Sangha Volunteers, offering guided meditations and an opportunity to practice together and discuss your practice with others in your community. Free tea provided!

This group is suitable for all levels of experience. Perfect for beginners or those just curious.

When: Every Sunday (except the last Sunday of each month)
Time: 6pm- 7pm (Doors open at 5.45pm. Groups begin promptly at 6pm)
Where: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, Albert Road, Southsea

Meditate & Destroy

An Evening of Guided Meditation and Dharma Talks

Offers an opportunity to deepen your practice with the support of the community and our community dharma leader, Daniel who leads these session. The evening involves a guided meditation, dharma talks, discussions and relational mindfulness practices.

These groups also host experienced meditation teachers and visiting international dharma teachers. See our Events page for details.

This group is suitable for all levels of experience.

When: Every last Sunday
Time: 6pm – 8pm (Doors open at 5.45pm. Groups begin promptly at 6pm)
Where: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, Albert Road, Southsea

Refuge Recovery Portsmouth

A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

Refuge Recovery Portsmouth is a mindfulness based Buddhist recovery support group, for anyone suffering from any addiction. Refuge Recovery was created by Author and Dharma Teach, Noah Levine. Refuge Recovery Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. 

When: Every other Monday (For specific dates please check our Facebook page)
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Where: St Marys Lodge, St Marys Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6BB

Beach Body-sattva

An Early Morning, Beach Meditation

Beach Body – Sattva Offers an opportunity to start your day fresh with an early morning community sit on Southsea Beach. Perfect for those who are up early or working shifts each day. Guided meditation offered, cushions and blankets available. Dress warm.

This group is suitable for all levels of experience.

When: May – September Only. Every Wednesday Morning
Time: 7am – 7.30am
Where: Southsea Beach by The Coffee Cup, look for signs on the bike racks