Preston Weekly Meditation Classes

These weekly meditation classes in Preston are open to anyone, no experience is needed. Chairs are provided, and there’s no need to wear special clothing.

They feature a guided meditation, a teaching on Modern Buddhism, and a second meditation. There is an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the class.

The teachings and guided meditations are designed to help in dealing with the difficulties and problems of everyday life.

At Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre, 38 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU.

There is some on-street parking, but it is limited so please give yourself plenty of time if you are driving. There is a car park on Christian Road, which is parallel to West Cliff.


Winter 2020 Class Schedule

Wednesday early evening 6pm-6.30pm (free)

No class on 19th February.

With Patrick Kenny. Patrick is on the Foundation Program and has been studying Buddhism for 15 years.

Thursday mornings at 10.30am-12noon (£5). 

No class on 20th February.

With Gen Pagpa.


Thursday evenings 7.30pm-9pm (£5)

No class on 20th February.

With Gen Pagpa.

Friday lunchtimes at 1pm-1.30pm (free)

No class on 21st February.

With Gen Pagpa and Janette Bimson on alternative weeks.

Janette is currently study 'Universial Compassion' on the Foundation Program at the Centre.

Saturday mornings at 10.30am-12noon (£5)

No class on 22nd February.

With Gen Pagpa.

Class Topics

'Modern Buddhism'

Week Beginning Monday 3rd February - 'Seeking Protection From Suffering'

Week Beginning Monday 10th February - 'Do You Believe In Karma?'

Week Beginning Monday 17th February - term break, no classes

Week Beginning Monday 24th February - 'What Causes Suffering?'

Week Beginning Monday 2nd March - 'Freedom From Suffering'

Week Beginning Monday 9th March - 'Developing Affectionate Love'

Advanced Study Program - Tuesday nights & Wednesday Mornings

If you would like to take your study and experience of meditation and Buddhism further, then consider joining the Foundation Program. Classes consist of prayers, a guided meditation, a teaching and a paired discussion. Periodically there is a group discussion.

The Centre currently runs 2 separate FPs - one on a Tuesday night studying 'Joyful Path Of Good Fortune' and one on a Wednesday morning studying 'Universal Compassion'. A student would be on one of these courses, not both.

If you wish to join, please contact the Centre by calling (01772) 884919 or emailing [email protected] There are certain commitments to being on FP which can be explained to those who are interested.

Advanced Study Program - Tantra Class

Fridays 7.30pm-9pm (£5)

No class on 21st February.

For those who have had a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment.


If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we shall experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually we shall be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Vajravarahi KMC

Meditation & Modern Buddhism.

Preston & Lancashire.

Everyone Welcome!

Charity Number 292304

38 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU

(01772) 884919

[email protected]


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