Milton Keynes - The Samatha Meditation Centre

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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.


Introductory Courses to Breathing Mindfulness Meditation

Please note people can still join a course once it has started if there are places available. If there are no places, people can be put on a waiting list and can join when a place does become available.


Every Tuesday at 1.00 pm

To register for this course please email Tom


Every Wednesday at 1.00 pm

To register for this course please email Aline Stanway:


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

There is no fixed charge for the classes, teachers give their time free of charge.  We welcome donations towards the running costs and the upkeep of the centre. Donations are important to ensure there is a place for the preservation and teaching of the practice. We ask that people give what they can afford to give on a regular basis. There is a card reader at the Centre, or you can use the link below.

To donate to the Milton Keynes Centre please click this button 


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 please email the teacher for the course you would like to attend.

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


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Buddharūpa - The Samatha Meditation Centre, Milton Keynes

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.


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

For a precise location you can use the what3words app: ///fells.over.reclaimed

This short video is about the planting of new trees at the Samatha Meditation Centre, 1 Gatcombe, Great Holm, Milton Keynes, after the removal of the Leylandii at the back of the garden. We had 20 and our neighbour directly behind us had 17. Leylandii are notorious for taking up all the goodness from the earth and turning the soil acidic. (A new screening hedge would have had to be planted 10 feet from our neighbours’ trees, for it to thrive)! Our neighbour agreed to us removing their trees as well which we offered to do at our expense. The project was possible thanks to a generous anonymous donation specifically for the development of the garden. The video was filmed on 12 February, 2022, but the project stretched over many months. This is the first phase of the garden development.