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 with others, by a competent teacher, in a group.
There is no charge for the classes, though donations towards the running costs and upkeep of the centre are very welcome.
Please note, we are taking a summer break for the beginners classes. Two new six month courses for beginners will start on Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th of October, respectively. The classes start at 7.30 pm.
The formal part of a class, with instruction, a group practice and a talk, lasts up to 50 minutes. 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 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. Then there follows 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 and usually run after the formal part of the class has finished.
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.
For further information:
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