Meditation for a happy and positive mind. Clear solutions to everyday challenges


Beginner’s classes

All welcome! Regular classes, in your area, giving proven solutions to the everyday challenges of modern life.
Each self contained class will bring profound benefits, reducing stress and increasing your happiness.

Upcoming Events

Start the year with a meditation retreat, learn methods to deal with stress and anger, get empowered to deal with daily life difficulties, learn about the positive impact of meditation in modern life.


Study Programmes

For those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path. We study in-depth teachings in a systematic and clear way, increasing our wisdom and realisations.

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Visiting the Centre

Thekchen Centre is open to everyone so please pop in to see us. Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and most weekends.  You can come simply to relax, browse in our library or there is even the option to volunteer with variety jobs.

About us

Thekchen Kadampa Meditation Centre, based in Southampton is a special place of tranquillity, relaxation, reflection and friendship. It is home to an international Kadampa Buddhist community who share a similar wish to make their lives meaningful by finding lasting peace and happiness from within and helping others to do the same.

Thekchen Kadampa Meditation Centre is open to the public and offers a variety of meditation classes from beginner’s classes to our in-depth classes. We also have  lunchtime classes and regular monthly events.

We offer beginners meditation – drop in classes, meditation one day and half day workshops, modern Buddhism retreats and Buddhist study programmes. We hold weekly meditation classes in Southampton and many other locations, from Dorchester to Winchester and as far East as Chichester. There is something for everyone – for both beginners and more experienced meditators alike.

The Centre is located in Bitterne Park, close to the River Itchen just past Cobden Bridge map

We look forward to meeting you.

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