Classes that will Transform Your Life

The classes explain how we can practice Buddhist meditation and teachings. Suitable for complete beginners, they combine guided meditation with practical spiritual advice that you can apply immediately to your daily life to solve problems and find a deeper happiness. 

Everyone is welcome. The classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend the classes, or to benefit from the techniques taught. At our outreach classes we sit on chairs to ensure everyone is comfortable, but at the Centre we also have the option of sitting on cushions on the floor.

The classes are organized as short courses, usually 5 to 8 weeks long. They are easy to follow and do not need prior knowledge or experience.

The teacher will explain how to meditate and will give practical guidance during the class. He or she will give a talk based on Buddha’s teachings that will explain how to put meditation into practice in daily life to increase our own and others happiness. There will be a chance to ask questions after the class and talk with the teacher, with light refreshments.

The general structure of the class

  • Simple guided breathing / relaxation meditation
  • Practical teaching on meditation and positive thinking (approx. 30 mins)
  • Another meditation, discussion and questions & answers
  • Light refreshments.

The classes are organised as short courses, usually 5-8 weeks long. You can attend the whole course or simply drop in whenever you can as each class is self-contained.

You do not need to book in advance, simply pay when you arrive. Alternatively you can pay in advance for the whole course using paypal/card and save £1 on each class. If you would like more information or help, please contact us.

Classes are free to Class Card Holders – see Membership Fees



Chesterfield. The Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road S40 4AG 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Teacher: Kelsang Chodor



Heart Jewel Centre, Matlock Bath, Holme Road DE4 3NU 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Teacher: Kelsang Chodor



Wirksworth. Coach House Studios, Crown Yard, Market Place DE4 4ET 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Teacher: Sarah Filmer



Belper. Old School House, Chapel St. DE56 1AR 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Teacher: Carol Sheriff



Heart Jewel Centre, Matlock Bath, Holme Road DE4 3NU 10.30 am – 12.00 pm

Teacher: Kelsang Chodor