Peterborough Thursday meditation classes 7.00-8.15pm

These meditation classes are suitable for everyone. They are taught by our Resident Teacher Kelsang Rak-ma 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 available but not required

Free your Mind

November 2 ¦ 9 ¦ 16¦ 23 ¦ 30 ¦ December 7 ¦ 14

By learning to identify negative states of mind such as anxiety, worry and anger, we can gradually reduce their hold over us and allow our good qualities to shine through. On this course we will discover the joy that comes from freeing our self from these limiting states of mind,and finding true happiness and wellbeing from within.

Mindfulness in daily life

January 18 ¦ 25 ¦  February 1 ¦ 8 ¦ 15 ¦ 22

In these classes, we will learn the basics of Buddhist meditation techniques and discover how we can develop a positive influence over our daily experiences, both in and out of meditation.

Inner healing

March 8 ¦ 15 ¦ 22 ¦ 29

Buddhist meditation is a gentle technique, designed to heal our minds of the inner sickness of negativity and discouragement. By doing so, we can allow a deep sense of wellbeing to arise; to heal our self, those we love and our world in general.

Ancient wisdom for modern times

April 12 ¦ 19 ¦ 26 ¦  May 3 ¦ 10 ¦ 17

Handed down over 2500 years, the techniques of Buddhist meditation are perfectly suited to the modern world. In these classes we will look at how we can apply this ancient wisdom in order to bring peace, strength and joy into our life and into the lives of others.

The power of positivity

June 7 ¦ 14 ¦ 21 ¦ 28   July  5 ¦ 12 ¦ 19

Don’t be frightened, be enlightened! Learn how to boost your positive minds through the power of meditation, and banish the blues once and for all.

With Resident Teacher, Kelsang Rak-ma

Cost & Booking

Drop into any class (each class costs £6). If you are attending the whole course you can book in advance for a discount (equivalent of £5 per class)

Free with Centre Membership

THUR Mindfulness (18 Jan-22 Feb) 6 weeks
Name(s) of attendees


Drolma Centre,
260 Dogsthorpe Rd,

Seating will be on chairs (or cushions if you prefer) and no special clothing is required.


Please can we ask, out of kindness to our neighbours, that cars are not parked in Woodbyth Road or Southlands Avenue (either side of the Centre.) You may park in our drive (please double-park if necessary) and there is plenty of on-road parking further along Dogsthorpe Road or in Exeter Road, Cecil Road and Brownlow Road. If you have mobility difficulties please let us know in advance and we can make arrangements for you to park in the drive. Thank you for your understanding.

Dates and times

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

Class dates 2017

October 19 – December 14

Class dates 2018

18 January – 22 February

8 – 29 March

12 April – 17 May

7 June – 19 July

Class times

Classes are 7.00-8.15pm. You are welcome to stay afterwards for tea, to ask questions or to browse our shop

Cost & Booking

Cost per class is £6. You do not need to book for these classes – please drop in to any session. However if you are attending the whole course and wish to book in advance you will receive a discount (equivalent to £5 per class). 

Free with Centre Membership


The community areas of the centre are all on the ground floor. There is a smooth path accessible through the gate on the corner of Dogsthorpe Road and Woodbyth Road leading to the front door. There is one small, curved step to the door, one small up-and-over door sill into the porch and another into the hallway. Each step is no higher than 4 inches (10cm). The doors can be opened wide enough to easily accommodate someone in a wheelchair. We are planning to make a removable ramp to avoid the need to be pushed over the steps and currently have one ramp which fits into the porch. In the interim we ask that, if you have them, please bring any portable ramps of your own to assist you over the steps. Once in the hallway, all areas of the centre are accessible. There is room for a wheelchair to fit face-on to the toilet to facilitate forward transfers.

We meditate on straight-backed conference-style chairs and there are cushions on which you can rest your feet to make yourself comfortable. The meditation room is fully accessible with plenty of room for a wheelchair.

If you have any other queries please contact us at the centre. We are happy to help you in any way we can.


We have a bookshop selling meditation books and CDs. You are welcome to make purchases during the course. We accept cash, card payments and cheques.