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 in a group by a competent teacher.

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

New Six-Month Introductory Courses - Mindfulness of Breathing

There will be a new introductory courses starting on Wednesday 14th October.

A course will be offered at the Samatha Centre, Milton Keynes. Numbers will be restricted to comply with government guidelines. If you wish to join a class you will need to register in advance.

The course begins on Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 1.30 pm

If the course is full, another course starting at 11.30 am will begin a little later.

To register for courses please email and give your full name and contact number.

Please note:

1. To ensure Covid-19 compliance, numbers are restricted at our Centre. Only those registered in advance and assigned a place on each course will be able to attend. Email: with your name and telephone number to register and book a place. There will be online options available for anyone unable to join a class at the Centre. These will be arranged for a later date.

2. If you are under 18 years old you will need to provide written parental consent to attend the course.

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. 

For further information:

If you require any further information you can email: or call: 07873795018




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.



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.



The Samatha Meditation Centre, Milton Keynes, is listed on Google Maps, which you can use to get directions to the Centre.

Our address is:

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