Modern Buddhism in London

KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTRE LONDON (KMC London) is a centre for modern Buddhism that offers local, regional and international courses for people from all walks of life. Its principal location is the Temple for World Peace in Morden.

The centre offers a comprehensive programme of weekday classes, and courses, retreats, workshops and family activities at weekends.

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.

Modern Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings for the modern world that shows how Buddha’s advice on wisdom and compassion can benefit anyone in modern society regardless of age, race, gender or faith. Its introduction into modern society has been pioneered by the contemporary Meditation Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Everyone, whether Buddhist or not, can benefit from the practices of modern Buddhism, which show how to develop peaceful minds and act in peaceful ways. These practices are very important for peace in the home, peace in society and peace in the world.

The Temple for World Peace

In these perilous times people throughout the world are wondering how to make the world a more peaceful place.

Buddha taught that peace in the world depends upon peace in the heart because it is not possible for people with unpeaceful minds to create a peaceful world. Peace in the heart, or inner peace, depends on meditation, which is a special method to pacify our unpeaceful and negative states of mind and replace them with peaceful, positive states of mind.

At the Temple prayers and meditations for world peace are held every day. The Temple also offers classes, courses and retreats on how to use meditation to become a good natured person with a good heart. These activities are suitable for anyone, Buddhist or not.

Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds. We can send so-called ‘peacekeeping forces’ into areas of conflict, but peace cannot be imposed from the outside with guns. Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Opening times

The Temple is open to the public at the following times*:
Tuesday – Thursday
Drop-in visits: 11.00am – 5:00pm
(Thursdays – Lunchtime meditation class 12.20-12.50pm) beginning 8 September
Buddhist prayers for world peace: 5:00 – 6:00
Evening class: 7.30 – 9.00 (Tuesday class beginning 16 August/ Wednesday class beginning 31 August / Thursday class beginning 8 September)

Friday
Drop-in visits: 11.00am – 7.30pm
Buddhist prayers for world peace: 7.30 – 9.00

Weekends
Courses & retreats 10am – 3.30pm
Drop-in visits: 4.00pm – 7:00pm
(Sundays – FREE meditation class 5-6pm)

* Closed Mondays and during certain weeks in the year for special events.

Why meditate?

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

Free e-book

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This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.

To download the free eBook visit emodernbuddhism.com