welcome to Kadampa Meditation Centre Southampton

Buddha advises us not to seek happiness outside ourself but to establish it within our own mind. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a method of training the mind to focus and concentrate on a specific thought or attitude which causes the mind to become calm and positive. This makes us feel happy about ourselves and others in our life and helps us have the capacity to deal with daily problems in a constructive way.

In Buddhist Meditation we have thousands of different meditations for different situations. You don’t have to be Buddhist to benefit from meditation.

Everybody is welcome!

During the lockdown we are online live streaming | Via Zoom, Vimeo & Audio Recordings

KMC Southampton is part of a worldwide net of Kadampa Meditation Centres that offers methods for everyone to reduce stress, anxiety, irritation and other negative states of mind and learn instead how to become relaxed, happier & positive through meditation & Buddha’s wisdom. We also offer deeper Courses and Study Programmes on Modern Buddhism that are suitable for everyone.

A warm, open and welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy, with a World Peace Café, Gift & Book store.

4-Week Course: Meditations for Inner Resilience

4-Week Course: Meditations for Inner Resilience

Mondays 7:00-8:30pm | With Gen Lekma
Happiness Hour | Meditation Class with Gen Lekma

Happiness Hour | Meditation Class with Gen Lekma

Bring Meditation to Life at Home | Online Meditation Workshop

Bring Meditation to Life at Home | Online Meditation Workshop

Sat 20th June | Online & available 48 Hours after the streaming
Beginner Meditation Series

Beginner Meditation Series

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm | With Gen Lekma
Meditations from Home

Meditations from Home

30-Min Meditations | You pick the time
5 Days Meditation Challenge

5 Days Meditation Challenge

With Kadampa Teachers | 8-12th June
Chanted Meditations & Prayers

Chanted Meditations & Prayers

Free | Suitable for Everyone

As a gesture of support in these times KMC Southampton would like to offer:

   FREE Connection to our weekly streamed meditation classes for NHS and other key workers.

  • For workers in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset & West Sussex.
  • Classes can be accessed for 48 hours after these times.
  • If you would like to take up this offer then please email ad.kmcsouthampton@gmail.com with an image of your identity badge or similar that shows your company or job.

International Kadampa Festivals 2020

whats on

Due to the current lockdown circumstances we are able to offer you a full programme of weekly meditation classes and courses by Live-streaming and audio recordings.

We will be updating the website regularly. Please check back for more details and sign up for our newsletters.

World Peace Cafe, Book Store & Gift Shop

World Peace Cafe, Book Store & Gift Shop

A beautiful environment to relax and find inner peace in the middle of the City. Run by our kind volunteers.

Warm Welcome to KMC Southampton

How to Find us


‘Like everybody, I’m being thoroughly tested at the moment and your teachings & meditations keep me going – and so thanks to you I am experiencing moments of inner peace. I’m practicing each day, and holding onto the subject of the mediation during the day, as best I can, and watching my delusions as best I can. The ‘holding’ you give as a team is extraordinary and I feel so privileged to know you all and benefit from this kindness.’🧡


‘I would just like to say thank you to Gen Lekma and all of you at the Centre for the retreat and meditations you have been live streaming. I’m thoroughly enjoying them, they are so helpful during this most strange time we’re all living in.’

Diane B.

‘Thank you for your continuing efforts to keep us all in touch.’

Charles M.

  • Walking

    2 mins walk from Debenhams

  • Walking from Universities

    8 min from Southampton City College / 7 min from Solent University

  • By Bus

    closest bus stops: Vincent Walk St. / Debenhams / Bargate St. / Above Bar

  • By Train

    It takes about 15 min walk ~ BUSES: Quayconnect / U1C / Bluestar 18 / City Red 2 / the THREE

  • By Bike

    8 min from the Train Station. Bike rails and racks nearby
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