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.


Meditation Courses

Our meditation classes for beginners at the Samatha Meditation Centre in Great Holm are on a summer break. If you are eager to start now, online classes are still available.

The plan will be to open up new classes for beginners from around mid-September and these will be advertised nearer the time. We expect classes to run at the following times:

Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm

Wednesday at 11. 00 am and 1.30 pm

Persons under 18 years of age require written parental consent to attend.

Until further notice it will be a condition for all participants to wear face masks, use the hand gel available and observe the required social distance in compliance with the guidelines for Covid-19. 

Online classes: 

Please visit our page on this website "Learn Samatha at Home" or go to:    to register for a class.


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

and you can also follow the Samatha Meditation Centre, Milton Keynes on Facebook.




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