Weekly Drop-in Meditation Classes for Everyone | Suitable for Beginners | No Booking Required.

76 High Lane, M21 9XF (opposite St. Johns Church)


  • The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.
  • If our mind is peaceful we will be free from worries and mental discomfort.
  • We will experience true happiness.
  • We develop an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind.
  • We can erradicate from our mind delusions the source of our suffering and problems.


  • Mondays | 8-9pm | £5 | with Kadampa Teacher Vanessa
  • Tuesdays | 7.30-9pm | £6 with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog
  • Thursdays | 7.30-9pm | £6 with Kadampa Teacher Jeff
  • Fridays | 11am-12pm| £5 | with Kadampa Teacher Sean


At these weekly classes, we will be looking at Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book How to Understand the Mind.  This book offers us a deep insight into our mind , and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

“We often say, ‘my mind, my mind’, but if someone were to ask us, ‘what is your mind?’, we would have no correct answer.  This is because we do not understand the nature and function of the mind correctly.”

These classes are open to beginners and you can drop-in any week.

Week 5: Wisdom & faith.

Term Break  27-31 May

Week 1: Developing familiarity with positive states of mind – consideration.

Week 2: Developing familiarity with positive states of mind – joyful effort.

Week 3:  Understanding what creates our suffering & happiness.

Week 4:  Understanding our mental bad habits, our delusions.

Week 5:  Understanding our mental bad habits, our delusions.

Week 6:  The different faces our anger takes.

Week 7:  The different faces our attachment takes.


No.  Everyone is welcome.  These methods are applicable in our daily lives whatever our background or beliefs.

No.  The classes are all seated and you are welcome to sit on a chair or on a cushion on the floor.

Yes.  All of our classes are suitable for everyone.

No.  All of our classes are drop in.  However for half day courses and evening classes in the city there is a discount if you book in advance.

See our Membership and Prices menu for details of prices.

We are a not for profit charity.  All of the fees for classes cover the costs of running our Centres and go towards our International Temples Project.

“A warm and welcoming environment”


“I have noticed a wonderful improvement in my relationships with others and dealing with situations”


“I always leave a bit happier and a little bit kinder to others and myself”


“It was thoroughly enjoyable and helped massively with opening my eyes to how this can be used to alleviate stress.”

“I left the session feeling very peaceful, with advice that hopefully I will be able to take forwards into my work and home life.”

“There is pretty much a class every day so I can always make it along.”