Without improving our mind

there is no way to solve

our human problems



Kadampa Meditation Centre London (KMC London) is a western Buddhist meditation centre serving London and the surrounding region. It is part of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

The meditation classes organised by the Centre offer practical solutions to everyday problems based on Buddhist meditation techniques.

They are dynamic classes combining analysis of problems with exploration of the mind and practical meditation-based solutions.

All events at the centre are open to everyone and include practical courses such as how to use meditation to solve our anger problem, which lies at the root of many family problems. This activity is completely peaceful and joyful and is very important as protection against future suffering.


The art of living lightly – The secret of a meaningful and happy life

This short course introduces three essential practices taught by Buddha that take the heaviness out of life and give us a lightness of touch that enables us to enjoy life to the full.

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The Art of living lightly course


If you would like to try more advanced Buddhist study and meditation or are just curious to learn more about Kadampa Buddhism you are welcome to attend the weekend study and meditation classes, which are based on six books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

The current classes are studying the book Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

Famous and universally loved poem for daily living that has inspired many generations of Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Composed in the 8th century by the famous Indian Buddhist master Shantideva, this new translation, made under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang, conveys the great lucidity and poetic beauty of the original, while preserving its full impact and spiritual insight.

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A Buddhist Poem for Today

Unbroken lineage

All the practices taught at the centre come from Buddha himself. Both the instructions and the inner experience of these instructions have been preserved unchanged by an unbroken lineage of meditation masters that reaches right down to the modern day.

Though the presentation of these practices has been adapted for the modern world, the essential meaning is exactly the same as Buddha taught. This is the defining characteristic of Modern Buddhism.

The founder of KMC London is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a contemporary meditation master and holder of the Ganden Oral Lineage of Mahamudra, who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society.

Venerable Geshe-la has founded over 1200 meditation and retreat centres around the world where modern Kadampa Buddhism is studied and practised.

By applying his teachings to their lives everyone, whether Buddhist or not, can learn to solve their daily problems, improve their relationships with others and follow a pure spiritual path that leads to permanent inner peace and happiness.

He is in every respect a modern Teacher for the modern world.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Overcome stress and anxiety

Find peace of mind through practising meditation

So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind

Many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. We can reduce this stress through meditation.

Solve the problems of daily life

All the problems we experience come from the side of the mind

Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind

If we want to be free from problems we must transform our mind

Meditation gives rise to mental peace

The supreme permanent mental peace is enlightenment

Meditation is a scientific method to transform human nature from bad to good

Everybody needs to be good natured with a good heart