Relaxation, Meditation, Buddhism - serving Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Thrapston, Oundle, Uppingham, Rothwell, Desborough, Market Harborough, Northampton and surrounding areas

The Friends Meeting House, Northall Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8DS


Teaching Visit by Khenchen Lama Rinpoche Monday 13 July



Coming hard on the heels of the Dalai Lama's recent UK visit, Khenchen* Lama Rinpoche**, an exceptional Tibetan Buddhist Master, will give three separate public teachings at The Friends' Meeting House, Kettering on Monday 13 July.  Renowned as an Advanced Meditation Master, other Buddhist masters regularly seek Rinpoche's instructions and advice.

Rinpoche is a recognised reincarnate who displayed unusual compassion and strong inclination towards meditation from a very early age.  Despite pressures in his youth to become abbot of four Tibetan monasteries, Rinpoche instead undertook 25 years of rigorous scholastic and meditation training.  In his teachings Rinpoche combines precise scholastic knowledge with practical meditation advice. 

Rinpoche's teachings with their underlying message that anyone can achieve lasting happiness in this life are suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

Please click on 'Visiting Teachers' above for details of visit. 



Welcome to the Centre

With roots going back over 25 years we are the oldest established Buddhist and meditation group in Northamptonshire and surrounding area.  We have welcomed thousands of people to our meetings and visiting teacher events.

We invite anyone wishing to learn about meditation, develop their meditation practice or who has an interest in Buddhism.  An independent, nonsectarian Buddhist group with leanings towards Tibetan Buddhist traditions, we gladly welcome non-Buddhists and Buddhists of all traditions.

Regular weekly meetings are on Mondays from 7 to 9 pm (except public holidays).

Our usual Monday evening programme consists of silent or guided meditation, ideal for beginners, followed by a reading and discussion on a meditation or Buddhist theme appealing to non-Buddhists too.  We then have a tea break followed by another meditation session, at the end of which we remember those in special need.

Monthly Buddhist Master Classes

Once a month we are privileged to host visits from highly experienced Buddhist and meditation masters who give instruction, advice and guidance. For our 2015 programme and  information, please click Visiting Teachers in the above menu.



We have members and attendees from across Northamptonshire -Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden, Raunds, Rothwell, Desborough, Thrapston, Oundle, Northampton, Daventry - as well as Leicestershire (Market  Harborough, Uppingham, Oakham, Leicester), Bedford, Milton Keynes, Stamford, Peterborough, Cambridge, Oxford, Telford and London.            

Why not join them ?

Please e-mail for further information or with any queries

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