With roots going back 30 years, The Northants Buddhist Group are the oldest established Buddhist and meditation group in Northamptonshire and the surrounding area.

You are invited to learn about meditation, develop your meditation practice or explore your interest in Buddhism. An independent, nonsectarian Buddhist group with leanings towards Tibetan Buddhist traditions, we gladly welcome non-Buddhists and Buddhists of all traditions.

Regular weekly meetings are on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. (except public holidays) at the Friends’ Meeting House, Northall Street, Kettering NN16 8DS.

Our usual Monday evening programme consists of silent or guided meditation, ideal for beginners, followed by a reading and discussion on a meditation or Buddhist theme appealing to non-Buddhists too. We then have a tea break, followed by a session devoted to generating love and compassion for all sentient beings; at the end we remember those in special need.

This week, Chamtrul Rinpoche will be our visiting teacher, with ‘How to transform suffering and happiness into practice.’

Chamtrul is a Reincarnate Lama in the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism who travels globally, teaching the Dharma.