Here are some common questions that people ask about our meditation classes. If you have any other questions please contact us and we will be happy to help you in anyway.

Q: What weekly classes are available?

A: We run many meditation classes & courses. Drop-in Classes take place Mon to Thurs, Sat & Sun, in the morning, afternoon and evening. Check our monthly calendar. Also we run courses over the weekend, see here: Weekend classes

Q: Do I need to be Buddhist to attend a weekly class?

A: No. We try to present Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible to everyone.

Q: Do I need to have experience of meditation or Buddhism to attend a weekly class?

A: No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners.

Q: If I’m a complete beginner, should I attend a weekly class or a weekend event?

A: Either is fine; it really depends on your own circumstances and preference. Weekly classes are shorter and the groups are smaller, whereas weekend events attract larger audiences and take place over a whole day or more.

Q: Which weekly class is suitable for someone with some experience of meditation?

A: All our classes are designed to be simple yet profound, so that every class provides something for everyone.

Q: What should I expect at a weekly class?

A: The classes begin with a relaxation meditation. Then there will be a talk covering the basics of meditation and mindfulness techniques, emphasizing how these can be applied to our daily life. Finally, there is a second meditation based on the talk, and to conclude there is a time for questions-and-answers and discussion with light refreshments and an opportunity to get to know people informally. Meditation CD’s and Buddhist’s books will be on sale for further reading.

Q: Will I be asked to say anything, or speak in front of a group of people?

A: No. But you can ask questions to the teachers at the end of the class if you want to.

Q: Is there any physical exercise involved, such as yoga?

A: No. The courses focus on meditation alone.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: Nothing in particular. However, some people find it useful to take notes, so you can bring a notepad and pen.

Q: How should I dress?

 A: There are no special requirements, but comfortable clothing is generally best.

Q: If I want to attend a weekly class, do I need to wait for the next course of classes to begin?

A: No. Each class is self-contained. You can drop in whenever you can, and start whenever you like.

Q: Do you offer discounts for your classes?

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Q: Do you have disabled access?

A: Yes, we have. Also, there is a disabled toilet in the premises.

Do you have a hearing loop system?

A: Yes, we have.

When can i come

& what else can I do?

World Peace Cafe & Shop open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm, Sat 11-3pm & Sun 10:30-1pm. See also our Classes Calendar.

  • Volunteer

    Opportunities to volunteer with variety jobs.

  • Pop in

    KMC Southampton is open to everyone so please pop in to see us.

How do i find you?

& how do I get there?

  • 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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