Samudra Buddhist Centre, Buxton
Meditation for Everyone
Term 2 schedule of meditation classes in Buxton, Glossop, Leek, New Mills, Prestbury and Whaley Bridge.


The Term 2 dates of our popular weekly meditation classes in Buxton, Glossop, Leek, Prestbury and Whaley Bridge are now online. We have started a new class in New Mills and we will be starting a new morning class in Leek (Foxlowe Arts Centre) this term.

See the class schedule for dates and times in your area.

Stop Worrying and Make your Life Count
Friday 31 March - Sunday 2 April 2017


In this relaxing weekend away retreat in the beautiful country environment of Madhyamaka Centre in Yorkshire, we will learn to appreciate the great value of recognising our impermanence. Buddha said that this meditation is the one which has the most powerful impact on our mind. It helps us to let go of our everyday worries and anxieties and leads us to accomplishing great meaning in our life.

Everyone welcome, including beginners to meditation. Madhyamaka Centre is a beautiful meditation centre just outside Pocklington, York. Various types of accomodation will be available, including single and double rooms. Retreat starts with supper at 6.00pm on the Friday and finishes at lunch time (1.00pm) on the Sunday.

Venue: Madhyamaka KMC, Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington, York, YO42 1UF, YO42 1UF

Cost: Entire Weekend
Single: £95 per person
Double / Twin: £85 per person
Luxury Single: £115 per person
Single Ensuite: £125 per person
Double / Twin Ensuite: £105 per person for 2 people sharing (or £165 per person if occupied by 1 person)
Dorm (please bring sleeping bag and towel): £73 per person
Camping: £67 per person

Please email us your first and second choice and send a deposit of £20

Eight Steps to Happiness
Free Series of Meditation Classes
Sundays, 6.30 - 7.45pm


Start the week with a clear peaceful mind. These classes are simple guided breathing meditations with short talks on methods to develop and keep a happy mind in daily life in eight steps. Each is concluded with a meditation and brief prayers dedicated to peace. This is an eight week series and can be attended on drop in basis. Suitable for beginners and those with experience. We sit on chairs.

Dates: March 26, April 2, 09, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB

UK Dharma Celebration at Tara KMC
Vajrasattva Empowerment
Friday 14 - Monday 17 April


At UK Dharma Celebration 2017, our National Spiritual Director Kadam Bridget Heyes will give the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva, as well as practical teachings on letting go of the past and moving towards a happy future.

As well as the blessing empowerment and teachings, the programme includes guided meditations, prayers and plenty of time to enjoy relaxing in the company of a good-hearted community in the beautiful, blessed surroundings of Tara KMC.

Everybody is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Tara KMC, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire, , DE65 6HT

Nyungnay Day Retreat
Sunday 9 April 2017


Celebrating Buddha's enlightenment.

Schedule: Precepts - 6.30am, First session - 8.00am, Second session - 10.15am, Third session - 4.00pm

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB, SK17 6HB

Foundation Programme Study Classes
Deepen your experience in Buddha's teachings


If you wish to deepen your experience in Buddha's teachings and find meaning and lasting happiness in your modern lives you will enjoy the Foundation Programme. These classes are held at the centre and are designed for students who wish to advance their studies.

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB

Inspirational NKT Videos
A Great Collection of Dharma Jewels for your Viewing


Do you need that extra boost of inspiration? Waiting online for you is the New Kadampa Tradition YouTube Channel which is packed with videos and talks from past NKT events that you may have missed.

View many gems of wisdom from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and other amazing NKT Teachers.

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