The Samatha Trust has three centres. A national centre in Wales and regional meditation centres in Manchester and Milton Keynes.
Greenstreete - The National Samatha Centre
The national Samatha Centre at Greenstreete, Llangullo, is a converted farmhouse with individual accommodation, forest meditation huts and a purpose built shrine hall, where regular courses for beginners and experienced meditators are held in a rural setting. The grounds consist of more than 80 acres of hill country, including rivers, footpaths and substantial areas of woodland.
Residential courses are offered at our national centre near Knighton in Mid Wales. Originally a Welsh hill farm, it was bought by the Samatha Trust in 1987. The house has been extensively renovated; a Meditation Hall has been constructed on the site of an old barn and a number of meditation huts built for those who would benefit from more solitude.
Gardens, woodland and a wetland area have been created. The farmhouse and Meditation Hall are surrounded by 88 acres of hills, woods and streams, providing varied and peaceful settings for meditation.
The Samatha Meditation Centre, Milton Keynes
The Samatha Meditation Centre in Great Holm, Milton Keynes, is centrally located and within easy reach by public transport. During the week, the Centre offers introductory courses for local people interested to learn meditation, meditation days at the weekends for more experienced meditators and occasional residential weekend courses. It is a generous suburban house with good facilities and pleasant open green spaces. The house is large enough to comfortably accommodate small groups of people with some space for visitors to stay. There are beautiful lakes and areas to walk nearby.
The Manchester Centre For Buddhist Meditation
The Manchester Centre for Buddhist Meditation in Chorlton-cum-Hardy integrates a modern extension housing purpose built meditation areas and meeting rooms with an older building with a large meditation hall, meeting rooms and a library. The Manchester Centre is the hub for classes throughout the north and is also a venue for introductory meditation classes throughout the week, study groups, classes for experienced meditators, days of meditation practice and longer courses.
The Manchester Centre for Buddhist Meditation holds meditation classes most days of the week. There are also regular days of practice and groups for more experienced meditators to investigate aspects of the Buddha's teaching and other teachings from a variety of traditions including Christian mysticism, Taoist texts and so-on.