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

Resuming February 3, 2021

The Mirror of Dharma
Weekly classes on this precious book by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

More info     Booking available soon

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

Special Weekend Course

Feb 26 – 28

Following Truth, the real meaning of going for refuge

Including a special Mahayana Refuge Ceremony. Followed by a short retreat with Gen Rabten.

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, Jan 5-26, 2021

Find Happiness Within Through Meditation

Four online classes with Gen Kelsang Rabten

what's on today

2021 January

opening times

Temple: Closed for visiting during lockdown. Open for communal worship only (retreat sessions during January, 15-minute guided meditations at 2.30pm daily + all advertised in-person tsog pujas).

 Pre-booking required for all retreat sessions and pujas.  No need to to book in advance for the 15-minute guided meditation - track and trace information will be taken for all attendees.  Temple doors will open 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

The spiritual programme is streamed online.

Cafe: Take away only (during lockdown)
Shop & main building: Closed (during lockdown)
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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