Nottingham – Monday evenings

  • day & time

    Mondays 7.00 – 8.30pm

  • venue

    Akshobya Centre, 5 Pelham Road, Nottingham, NG5 1AP

  • parking & accessibility

    Free parking onsite
    Disabled access – please contact us


Weekly drop-in meditation classes – suitable for everyone. The classes are designed to give you the means to gain more inner peace and happiness in your daily life.

  • Each class consists of guided meditations, a talk and discussion.
  • Each class lasts approximately one and a half hours and is followed by refreshments.
  • Each class is self-contained, though you are welcome to attend the whole course.

These meditation classes are suitable for everyone. They are taught by our Resident Teacher Gen Gakyi and give a practical introduction to meditation and include topics such as the benefits of meditation, mindfulness, good posture, types of meditation, and how to start a daily meditation practice. Advice is also given on how to remain peaceful in daily life by applying the meditation techniques explained in these classes. The classes conclude with light refreshments afterwards. Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis. See below for dates.

No special clothing is required with chairs and cushions provided for your comfort. Come along to any session, pre-booking is not required.

Teacher: Gen Gakyi is an English Buddhist nun with over 20 year experience of teaching meditation.

Our drop-in classes run throughout the year as short courses. You are welcome to come to any session or course.

January 8 – February 19

February 26 – March 26
Habits of happy people

April 16 – May 21
Six root delusions

June 4 – July 23

January 8 – February 19


Shantideva says:
“There is no evil greater than anger,
And no virtue greater than patience.
Therefore, I should strive in various ways
To become familiar with the practice of patience.”

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (How to Solve Our Human Problems)

In this course we will look at how we can keep a happy mind when things don’t go our way.

February 26 – March 26

Habits of happy people

Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This engaging series will teach critical lessons about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich your life’s experience. We will explore several meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and how by carrying these with mindfulness into our day we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way.