The word ‘Samatha’ means calm – if practised regularly, this form of meditation leads to greater calm  more clarity,  increased concentration and awareness in daily life.

It is particularly suitable for people who are looking for a way to bring some stillness and balance into busy or stressful lives.

The group is open to complete beginners and those experienced in other meditation traditions. Classes include teaching the various stages of the Samatha meditation practice, group meditation sessions and explanations of Mindfulness and the Buddha’s teachings. There is also the opportunity for group and individual private discussion with a teacher.

There is no requirement to be a Buddhist, just a wish to find out how to become calmer and more mindful.

We do not charge for the classes / teachings, but request a donation/contribution towards the cost of room hire from the Council.

 Beginner's Groups normally start in  September and run through until July the following year, with breaks around school holidays.

We will be starting a new class for beginners on Wednesday the 18th September 2019 through until July next year.

The meetings are every Wednesday from 7.15 / 7:30pm through to about 9:15/9.30pm at;-

Kimberly Street Social/Community Hall,

Kimberly Street Park,

Kimberly Street,

Shaw Heath,


SK3 8EB.

Please call, or email me, if you wish to come to the first meeting and/or require more information.

Once I have added you to my list of new starters I can then send you further joining details.

Paul Duce tel: 0161 285 9738.............. email: