Samatha meditation is given freely to anybody wishing to learn

There is no charge for the teaching and no charge for attending local classes or courses at Greenstreete, the national centre*.

* Except Introductory Courses at the National Centre which have a fixed charge. Course fees for Introductory Weekends: Wage-earners (including those on a pension other than the basic state pension), £120 Unwaged  £60. Introductory week: £200; unwaged £100.

How Are Courses Funded?

Generosity is a cornerstone of Buddhist practice and Samatha relies completely on the generosity of its supporters. Samatha activities are funded by donation. People attending local weekly classes are asked to give a contribution towards the hire of the room and refreshments. Those taking part in weekend or longer courses at the National Centre in Wales give an amount they feel is right. We believe relying on voluntary donations is in accord with the Buddha’s teaching. Gifts of money to support the organisation are, of course, always welcome.

Donations given using this page will go to The Samatha Trust and Greenstreete, the National Samatha Centre


To donate to Greenstreete,
the National Samatha Trust and Samatha trust click this button

To donate to the Milton Keynes Centre please click this button  

To donate to the Manchester Centre please click this button      


More Ways to Give

Standing Orders with Gift Aid

Standing orders – an amount automatically donated from your bank account monthly or annually.

Such regular donations are particularly welcomed as they enable the organisation to plan ahead.
To download our standing order form click on the button below. If you are a tax payer you can also gift aid your donations by completing the combined gift aid form, thus  increasing the value of your donations by 25%. Otherwise simply leave that part of the form blank.

To download a combined Standing order and Gift Aid form click on the button below.

Cheque with Gift Aid

One-Off donations can be made in the form of cash or cheques made payable to The Samatha Trust. Please send to the Samatha Adminstrator at the below address:-

Helen Brennan

81 Stothard Road



M32 9HB

Gift Aid adds 25% to your donations.

Click button below to download a gift aid form to go with cheques and cash.