Meditation Classes in Kensington

– Everyone Welcome –

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Thursdays, 7.00 – 8.15pm

KMC London (Kensington)

£15 per person – drop in classes
(course discounts available)

In our weekly classes you can learn proven techniques for calming the mind, becoming more positive and focused, and reducing stress. We will guide you through a variety of meditation practices, including mindfulness, breathing exercises, and visualization.

Our classes start with a simple guided mindfulness based breathing meditation. They include a practical informal talk on topics such as how to keep a mind peaceful, how to deal with stress, how to improve our minds of patience, empathy, and compassion for others, as well as advice for creating harmony in our relationships both at home and at work.


Our meditation classes are open to everyone, regardless of your background and beliefs. They are suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike and, although presented as part of a series, each class is self-contained – so you can drop in any time!

Mark Budd is a highly experienced meditator and teacher who is currently part of the Teacher Training Programme at KMC London. He has dedicated many years to practicing and teaching meditation classes, and is admired for his ability to teach meditation in a practical and down-to-earth way, making it accessible to everyone.

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KMC London, 27 Earls Court Road
London W8 6ED

KMC London is a dedicated spiritual space in Kensington which provides people with a quiet, beautiful, peaceful, and safe environment to learn about Meditation. The Centre is part of an international network of Kadampa Centres providing a place of peace and refuge open to everyone.

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 is meditation?

The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external conditions. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

Meditation is a technique used by millions of people to develop a calm and peaceful mind. It reduces stress, anxiety, and other negative states of mind and promotes physical and mental well-being. The meditations we guide are non-sectarian, non-judgemental, and universal. They are simple and accepted methods to help people tackle the stress and anxiety associated with the challenges of modern daily life.

Q: Do I have to sit of the floor?
A: No, people have the choice of sitting on a chair or they can bring their own cushion and sit on the floor.

Q: Do I need to have a religious affiliation to attend these weekly classes?
A: No. Everything is presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious affiliation is required.

Q: Do I need to have experience of meditation to attend a weekly class?
A: No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners.

Q: Are these classes suitable for someone who already has some experience of meditation?
A: The teachings are designed to be simple yet profound, so that every class provides something for everyone.

Q: Will I be asked to say anything, or speak in front of a group of people?
A: No. But you can ask questions 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 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 I need to book in advance?
A: For weekly classes it is not necessary to book in advance.

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