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.


Autumn 2019 Class Schedule

Wednesday early evening 6pm-6.30pm (free) Starting From 4th September

With Sarah McGovern. Sarah is on the Teacher Training program and has been studying Buddhism for 20 years.

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

Starting From 5th September

With Gen Pagpa.


Thursday evenings 7.30pm-9pm (£5) 

Starting From 5th September

With Gen Pagpa.

Friday lunchtimes at 1pm-1.30pm (free)

Starting From 6th September

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)

Starting From 7th September

With Gen Pagpa.

Class Topics

'Improving Relationships'

Week Beginning Monday 2nd September - 'Improving relationships with meditation'

Week Beginning Monday 9th September - 'The stickiness of attachment'

Week Beginning Monday 16th September - 'How anger destroys relationships'

Week Beginning Monday 23rd September - 'Dealing with difficult people'

Week Beginning Monday 30th September - 'Letting go of selfishness'

Week Beginning Monday 7th October - 'The compassionate heart'

Week Beginning Monday 14th October - 'How things really are'

21st October - 1 week term

'Modern Buddhism'

Week Beginning Monday 28th October - 'Introduction To Buddhism'

Week Beginning Monday 4th November - 'The Key To Inner Peace'

Week Beginning Monday 11th November - 'What is Modern Buddhism?'

Week Beginning Monday 18th November - 'Introduction To Meditation'

Week Beginning Monday 25th November - 'What Is The Meaning Of Our Life?'

Week Beginning Monday 2nd December - 'Understanding Impermance'

Christmas Party - Thursday 12th December 7.30pm

Term Break For Christmas

Classes restart in January

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 - Heart Jewel Class, 

Fridays 7.30pm-9pm (£5)

From 6th September

An explanation of the 'Heart Jewel Practice'. With Gen Pagpa. Open to anyone.


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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