part of the new kadampa tradition - international kadampa buddhist union

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a world-renowned meditation master who has founded hundreds of centres around the world as part of the New Kadampa Tradition  - International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

He is the Spiritual Guide to thousands of people worldwide.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

In his heart, Venerable Geshe-la holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings, which he transmits to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism that he has introduced into contemporary society through his many teachings and books.

Venerable Geshe-la's compassionate presence is felt throughout the centre, his home for over 30 years.

Events with Gen-la Dekyong ~ Resident Teacher & General Spiritual Director of NKT

Wednesday Evening Classes

7.30 pm  June 30, July 7, 14, 21

The Preciousness of Tantra
Weekly classes on this precious chapter from the book Modern Buddhism by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Classes in-person and online.

More info and booking     

Special Teacher Teaching Programme

This special programme was designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche  to train qualified Teachers of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. Teachers at Kadampa centres around the world study on this programme with Gen-la.

More info

International Events

Gen-la Dekyong will teach at two of this year's International Festivals, as well as various National Festivals.

Summer Festival       Fall Festival

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Coming up

Gen Kelsang Rabten
Gen Kelsang Rabten

tuesday evening class

7.30 pm
with Gen Kelsang Rabten

June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20
Meditation: How to Win at Life

Classes in-person and online

what's on today

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opening times

Please Note: Manjushri KMC will be CLOSED to the public for our annual Summer Festival event from Monday 26 July, and will reopen 11am Monday 16 August.  

During this time the Temple, cafe, shop, toilets, and the grounds and woodland closest to the buildings will be closed and not publicly accessible.  The lower car parks, and the wooded areas near the beach will remain open for daily visitors.  Note there will be no publicly available toilet facilities onsite during this time.

Opening times when open again from Aug 16:
Temple: Daily 11am - 5pm with guided meditations at 12:30 and 2pm.

Cafe: Daily 11am - 5pm

Shop & main building: Daily 11am - 5pm shop and indoor toilets open. 

Grounds: open daily dawn - dusk

your safety

To help ensure the safety of all visitors and community members face coverings are required for everyone visiting the Temple, café and shop, or entering any of the buildings for whatever reason. 

Please keep yourself and others safe by observing social distancing in all areas, including the grounds and by following the designated one-way systems.

If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or have developed symptoms (principally high temperature, persistent cough, loss of smell or taste among others) within the last 14 days, or, if you live with/or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or had symptoms of Covid-19 within the last 14 days, please do not visit the Centre or grounds.

Please read the covid-19 precautions before visiting

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