Milton Keynes

The Samatha Meditation Centre - 1 Gatcombe, Great Holm, Milton Keynes, MK8 9EA

The Samatha Meditation Centre offers courses which are open to all on the development of mindfulness of breathing meditation.  The method we teach has been practised in a tradition stretching back over 2,500 years. It helps to develop calm, insight and well-being.

Experience shows that the best way to learn meditation, or indeed any skill or body of knowledge, is to be taught by a competent teacher with others in a group.

There is no charge for the classes, though donations towards the running costs and the upkeep of the centre are very welcome. We ask that people give what they can afford to give on a weekly basis.

Meditation Classes

There are two beginners courses which are open for people to join. They run on Tuesday at 7.30 pm and Wednesday at 7.30 pm.

Each course runs weekly and we recommend you come on the same night each week if you can. If you are coming to a class for the first time it is helpful to arrive at around 7.15 pm, if possible, so that the person taking the class can give you an initial instruction for the group practice. The formal part of a class, with instruction a group practice and a talk, lasts up to 50 minutes.  

The way we teach

The classes consist of a guided group meditation practice followed by a talk about various aspects of the practice. People can sit on the floor with a cushion or on a chair.  There is also an opportunity for a one to one meeting with the teacher to discuss how the practice is developing for you. These reports, as they are called, will take about five minutes per person. Depending on the teacher of each class, the reports  will be taken either before or after the formal part of the class.

Please note, whilst the mindfulness practice can benefit a wide range of people, it is not a treatment for chronic mental health difficulties. If you are unsure whether it is suitable for you, by all means get in touch and we can discuss it. 


Who are we?

The Samatha Meditation Centre, Milton Keynes is owned and run by the Samatha Trust, a UK charity established to foster the practice of calm and insight meditation. The meditation techniques come from the Buddhist tradition although there is no requirement to be Buddhist to learn and benefit from the techniques that are taught.

Registered Charity No. 1179867.

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If you are driving to the Samatha Meditation Centre, you can either park on the forecourt if there is room, or across the road in the public parking spaces close by on Kensington Drive (see above).  In the evening, when the classes start, there will be plenty of parking bays available.



Our address is:

The Samatha Meditation Centre - 1 Gatcombe, Great Holm, Milton Keynes, MK8 9EA

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