The first Samatha meditation class started in London in 1963, taken by Nai Boonman,
closely followed by classes in Cambridge. The Samatha Trust was founded in 1973,
a Manchester Centre opened in 1977, and in 1987 the Trust bought Greenstreete Farm
in Powys, Wales, as our national Samatha Centre.
Over the years a number of experienced Samatha meditation teachers have settled in
and around London, and by 2011 there are six meditation classes in London for both
beginners and experienced meditators. Classes are held in hired rooms, or members’
To develop further, a London Centre is needed as a permanent base, which would also
take pressure off the busy national centre.
This website launches an Appealfor funds aimed at the eventual purchase of a suitable
property in London
SamathaLondon.org.uk is the website for Samatha meditation activities in London,
and for meditators living in and around London, as well as participants in Cambridge,
Oxford and Brighton. For information on national activities see our parent site samatha.org