Afternoon of Mindfulness
Family Sangha
  • Sun 7 April 2024  | 3 pm – 5.30 pm

Family Sangha – Afternoon of Mindfulness 

How can mindfulness help families develop the skills to promote peace in themselves and in the world around them?

Dear friends

Join us on Sunday 7th April for a child, teen and parent centred afternoon of mindfulness led by the monastics from Plum Village, the Zen monastery established by Thich Nhat Hanh.

The monastics have kindly offered this event specifically for families, so it is a very precious and rare opportunity to be in their presence, learning through mindful games, singing and play. Together, we will joyfully plant seeds of peace, relaxation and awareness in our children as well as offering a chance for parents to strengthen their practise.

Bringing up children is rewarding yet challenging, taking refuge in our sangha can support and nourish us. The Plum Village monastics live and work in a strong community. Learning from them can inspire us to bring more peace and harmony into our families. 

We look forward to practising with you all!

The Organising Team


The day is co-organised by Plum Village UK, a registered charity and the London Family Sangha. Ticket prices will contribute towards the costs of running the event.

Monastic Tour 2024

Plum Village UK is thrilled to bring the transformative ‘Peace Begins Here’   Monastic Tour to various regions across the UK in 2024. This unique and inspiring series of mindfulness events offers a rare opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience the calming and restorative effects of mindfulness practice, in their own community.

  • Sun, April 7th, 2024

  • 3pm – Start Event

  • End of event – 5.30 PM

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are refreshments included?

Yes, we will be practising “snack meditation” and in order to practice mindful consumption and water our seeds of compassion simple vegan snacks and drinks will be provided. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please add this in the checkout form.

What should I bring?

You are invited to bring: 

Sealable cups/flasks for all the family

Any additional vegan snacks/drinks to practice mindful consumption.   

Your own mats and cushions as very few will be available.

I am unable to afford the discounted price. Is there anything I can do?

If this is a barrier to you, please contact us and we will try to find a way to cover the cost of the ticket. Unfortunately we cannot promise that we will be able to.

Event Information

Event Venue


We will meet in the Fry Room of Westminster Quaker House, 8 Hop Gardens, London, WC2N 4EH

Entrance is off St. Martin’s Lane; between Cote Brasserie and Gymbox.

How do I get there?

We are a five-minutes walk from Leicester Square and Charing Cross tube/ train stations (Northern line, Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line), and Waterloo train station is just across the river.

There are many bus routes to Trafalgar Square.

Use the Transport for London journey planner below to find out how to get to our Meeting House.

Alternatively, park your bike around the corner, at the long row of stands at May’s Court (on the other side of St. Martin’s Hotel).

There is limited on-street car parking around Covent Garden. An NCP car park is within 100m of us on Bedfordbury, prices can be seen here. There are also two disabled car parking bays on St. Martin’s Lane.


3pm-5.30pm. Doors open at 3pm for a prompt 3.30pm start.


Step-free access is available: please call 020 7836 7204

Other Information

Cost & Donations

The costs of this event reflect the minimum ticket price needed to facilitate a growing community in central London locations. Similarly, we are making a contribution to the cost of travel of the monastics, in gratitude for visiting London.

On the day, there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the Being Peace Centre project and the Plum Village Construction Fund.


Due to our small team of volunteers we are currently not able to offer refunds. 

If we are not peaceful, if we are not feeling well in our skin, we cannot demonstrate real peace and we cannot raise our children well either.

Thich Nhat Hanh