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

Oct 17 - Dec 19, 2023

Learning not to retaliate
~ cultivating the inner strength of patience

7.30 - 9pm

Anger is everyone’s principal enemy. Anger is the friend of no-one and brings nothing but unhappiness. Learn how to overcome our instinctive desire to retaliate and practice non-retaliation. Eventually through training, anger will no longer be a natural response for us to hardship or provocation and we will experience the peace and joy that patience brings to our life.

In this series of classes we will cover important topics such as:

  • Training in patient acceptance with compassion.
  • Making a strong decision to not allow anger to arise
  • Providing protection for our mind
  • Who suffers and who benefits?
  • Making our suffering meaningful
  • How anger and jealousy are related
  • Overcoming our objections!

Practical and essential advice for everyone.

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Oct 18, Nov 1, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13
7:30 - 9pm

How to Understand the Mind ~ A Practical Guide to developing & maintaining a light positive mind
In this series of classes following the extraordinary book How to Understand the Mind (Part One) by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will begin to develop a clear understanding of the mind. We will discover how to engage in the essence of Dharma practice, by learning how to recognise and abandon states of mind that harm us and replace them with peaceful beneficial states. This is the real purpose of being born human. Invaluable and practical advice for everyone.

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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.

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International Events

Gen-la Dekyong will teach at the next
Spring & Summer Festival, as well as various National Festivals.

Summer Festival 2023


free classes

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15-minute meditations

Every day in the Temple at 12.30 and 2pm, there is a free guided meditation suitable for everyone, even if you have never meditated before.

Pre-registration is not required.

prayers for world peace

Free Sunday morning meditation class at 10.30 - 11.45am.
Class dates: Nov 5, 12, 19, 26
No class on Dec 3 and Dec 10, 17, 24 & 31

Pre-registration is not required.

what's on today

2023 November

opening times

Temple: Daily 11am - 5pm
(Sunday 12 - 5pm)

Guided meditations: 12:30 & 2pm.

Cafe: Daily 11am - 5pm

Shop & main building: Daily 11am - 5pm

Reception: Daily 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Grounds: open daily dawn - dusk

"this place makes me believe world peace is really possible"


"excellent place to visit and experience a beautiful calm atmosphere - everyone was helpful and gentle and kind"

Everyone Welcome