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

June 28 - July 19

7.30pm - 9pm

Modern Buddhism
The path of compassion and wisdom
Buddha’s teachings are scientific methods to solve the problems of all living beings permanently. By putting his teachings into practice we will become permanently free from all our suffering and problems and eventually enjoy pure, everlasting happiness.
Title of series:

Think that all phenomena are like dreams

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July 6, 13, 20

7.30 - 9pm

Guidelines for Training the Mind

The practice of keeping the commitments and precepts of training the mind protect us from following wrong paths and lead us into correct spiritual paths in this and future lives. Using the teachings from the Kadampa book Universal Compassion, we will learn how to practise these commitments and precepts with all our daily activities.

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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  International Spring & Fall Festival, as well as various National Festivals.

Spring Festival 2022

Fall Festival 2022

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

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:
July 17 - is the last class before a break for summer festival and classes will then resume again late august.

Pre-registration is not required.

what's on today

2022 August

opening times

PLEASE NOTE: The Centre will be closed from Monday 18 July for the annual summer festival and will reopen on Saturday 20 August.

Temple: Daily 11am - 5pm

Guided meditations: 12:30 & 2pm.

Cafe: Daily 11am - 5pm

Shop & main building: Daily 11am - 5pm

Grounds: open daily dawn - dusk

your safety

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

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

"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