Where to practice meditation in Barcelona?
This site provides an updated list of all mediation centers in Barcelona ordered by tradition and size of the organization.
Where to start when selecting a suitable meditation center?
Distance: Just go for the closest center?
Size: Larger centers usually follow a religious traditions. Smaller organizations may cater to specific needs.
Price: Centers with unpaid teachers usually charge €5 to €15 per class. Full-time teachers need to charge more, but may have less a religious focus.
Traditional vs. Western: Traditional schools (Tibetan, Zen, ...) are frequently led by carismatic teachers, while western schools tend to be less religious and easier to understand.
We have ordered centers by tradition to provide some direction:
Western Traditions - draw on psychology and science to explain meditation, possibly making it more palatable for western minds.
Tibetan Buddhism - developed in the 7th centory CE as a combination of Indian Buddhism and the indigenous Bon religion.
Other Traditions - This section lists all meditation schools not specifically listed above.
Western Traditions draw on psychology and science to explain meditation, possibly making it more palatable for western minds.
The Triratna Buddhist Center of Barcelona is dedicated to the practice of the teachings of Buddhism in Barcelona for the benefit of all beings. Through the practice of meditation, compassion and wisdom we can achieve spiritual growth and become happier people and able to help others. It is also a space for the flowering of the spiritual community, ...(more)
Mindfulness courses in Barcelona: enhance your well-being and emotional management through mindfulness training. The key to living your life with more satisfaction, love and energy is within you. Train your mind!
We were born as "Secular Buddhism Group of Barcelona" in 2015, thanks to the blog budismosecular.org. What was sought was an approach based on praxis, not on beliefs, critical of tradition but also willing to challenge our ways of thinking and living. Beyond sitting with our eyes closed, we want to investigate the context of this practice and the p...(more)
Tibetan Buddhism developed in the 7th centory CE as a combination of Indian Buddhism and the indigenous Bon religion.
Kadampa de Barcelona Mahakaruna
Kadampa Buddhism is a tradition of Mahayana Buddhism founded by the great Indian teacher Atisha (982-1054). Ka refers to all of the Buddha's teachings, and dam to the special instructions of the Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment, which Atisha taught. Therefore, practitioners of Kadampa Buddhism integrate into the Lamrim all the teachi...(more)
Rigpa Spain is a non-profit association supported by volunteers who donate part of their time to support the different activities of the association. Our goal is to present meditation and Tibetan Buddhism in a totally authentic and genuine way for the life and needs of today's men and women. We hope that this web page is useful for you and that you...(more)
Dharmadhatu, as a Buddhist center belongs to the Tibetan tradition, and promotes the combined study and practice of an integrating Buddhism —sutrayana and vajrayana—, with an open spirit —rime—, transmitting the teachings of the masters of the different Tibetan lineages and following the inspiration of S.S. the fourteenth Dalai Lama. Its vocation i...(more)
The Community for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (CPTM), is a Religious Community registered in the General Directorate of Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Justice, with the number 158-sg. The CPTM includes dharma centers, retreats, a publishing house, and charitable programs spread throughout the state.
Kagyu Samye Dzong Barcelona was founded in 1977 by His Holiness the XVI Gyalwang Karmapa, and became the first Buddhist center opened in Spain. It is registered as a religious center in the General Directorate of Religious Affairs. Samye Dzong is made up of the Samye Dechi Ling Monastery and retreat center in Santa Coloma de Farners (Girona) and fi...(more)
Shambhala is the name of a group of Buddhist meditation centers and study groups, from the tradition handed down by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, two Tibetan spiritual masters of the Kagyü, Nyingma and Shambhala lineages. They teach meditation as a way to deepen knowledge of the mind and open the heart in everyday life.
Diamond Way Buddhism is a lay organization of the Karma Kagyu lineage. The meditation methods used in the Diamond Way centers – being all traditional – are presented in a Western cultural framework. Through our meditation centers, there are many who can use and benefit from these methods. Where does Diamond Way Buddhism come from? The Buddha gave t...(more)
If you don't know us, it is possible that when you think of a Buddhist community your mind flies to an imagery of landscapes, colors, or faces from India, Tibet, Bhutan, Korea, Sri Lanka, or Japan, among others, and it is understandable since the history of Buddhism began in the 6th century BC. C. with the life and work of Shakyamuni Buddha. Since ...(more)
The Center has the purpose of preserving and transmitting the philosophy of Buddha in a pure, alive and current way to help anyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, in their personal growth through different activities: teachings, meetings, reflection and meditation, study groups, interviews, conferences, symposia, film forum, etc.
It is a Buddhist Center belonging to the Dag Shang Kagyü Buddhist Monastery in Panillo (Huesca). Its spiritual Director is Ven. Lama Drubgyu Tenpa and his Dharma Teacher is Tsondru Yeshe. Regular meditation activities, Vajrayana practices, gradual Dharma teachings in annual cycles of up to 3 years, kundalini yoga, feldenkrais and special weekend co...(more)
The Círculo Niguma community belongs to the Shangpa and Kagyu lineage. Its spiritual director is Lama Tashi Lhamo. Lama Tashi Lhamo made the traditional retreat of three years, three months and three days, at the Kagyu Ling Monastery in France, under the direction of M.V. Kalu Rinpoche. She was recognized as a Lama by M.V. Bokar Tulku Rinpoche and ...(more)
In August 2015 His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual head of the Drukpa lineage of Himalayan Buddhism, gave his blessing to formalize a Drukpa lineage center in Barcelona and gave it the name "Druk Rangshar Kyipe Tsel ", "The Drukpa forest of spontaneous happiness", with the desire to establish in the city of Barcelona a meeting place for the...(more)
Sangha Activa is a Buddhist-inspired project for personal development and a mandala for spiritual growth. A space in which internal values are made visible, thus helping all those who want to awaken them in themselves. It is a field of experimentation and practice in which to develop Buddhist philosophy and learn to promote the values that bring us...(more)
Other Traditions This section lists all meditation schools not specifically listed above.
Zen Kannon Barcelona
Dojo Zen Barcelona Kannon is a non-profit association dedicated exclusively to the practice of Zen, based on a regular practice of sitting meditation, zazen, which can be done in the center throughout the week. To develop this practice, many activities are offered, both to improve meditation and to study the Way of Zen, under the spiritual directio...(more)
The Zen Center of Barcelona is a Buddhist center of the Soto Zen tradition where a living, responsible and present Buddhism is practiced in society and is open to everyone, regardless of race, belief, sex, age or ability. physical. We carry out our practice through sitting meditation, zazen, concentration and full awareness in daily activity and wo...(more)
Som una organització de meditació sense ànim de lucre i el nostre objectiu és acompanyar i promoure la pràctica de meditació a Barcelona mitjançant un programa de meditació guiat que permetrà millorar la qualitat de vida de les persones, així com enfortir el seu sistema immune i generar equilibri emocional i mental. Estem compromesos a portar la me...(more)
The meditative state is at the base of everything I do when I work. Whether I am with a single person doing a therapeutic session, or with a large group teaching meditation, my work tool is always the same. And it is not a tool that I can go and just get. The meditative state is not something that can be searched and found. It’s something that ju...(more)
It is a non-profit organization that is part of a network of associations present in more than 100 countries around the world, with more than 8,500 offices. The common objective of the network is to offer an education in quality of life for the development of the human being, in order to achieve a harmonious society. The Brahma Kumaris Association ...(more)
Zendo Betania is a secular Zen school, where the traditions of Soto and Rinzai come together and where Zen is practiced in a Western and Christian framework. She is motivated by the desire to help the human being of our time to rediscover his own deep roots, in a climate of ecumenism and respect for all people and beliefs, in harmony with the Chris...(more)
We are practitioners of zazen (zen meditation), belonging to the Kosen Sangha, Soto Zen lineage of Master Mokudo Taisen Deshimaru. Founded 17 years ago, Dojo Zen de Barcelona is a non-profit association, registered with the Generalitat de Catalunya, dedicated to teaching and promoting the authentic practice of Zen meditation. We propose a quiet and...(more)
The Sahaja Yoga Cultural Association aims to selflessly disseminate the Sahaja Yoga meditation system, and due to its close relationship with its roots, also the general knowledge of Indian culture. We understand that at the bottom of spirituality, there is a common knowledge in all the cultures of the planet, since it is something intrinsic to the...(more)
Initiated in 1976 by Gururaj Ananda Yogi, the International Foundation for Spiritual Development's main mission is to open the latent goodness that exists in humanity through meditative and spiritual practices, to open the heart of humanity; open the love that is within us, and spread it and share it with our fellow men, so that it can permeate the...(more)
We are a group that carry out the regular practice of personal self-development work and meditation. From our Agora9B association and on a voluntary basis, we also offer various free workshops, or with a small voluntary contribution, to learn to meditate and exercise in hathayoga.