Meditation & Modern Buddhism Classes

Learn to meditate - weekly classes

Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre offers weekly in-person meditation classes at the Centre and at other locations. The sessions cover specific topics relevant to our modern busy lives that help solve our daily problems and bring lasting peace and happiness.  The sessions include guided meditations and instructions from experienced teachers.

Monday evenings, Heruka Centre ~ with Resident Teacher, Kadam John McBretney

Tuesday evenings, Heruka Centre ~ with Ralph Sueppel

Wednesday daytimes, Heruka Centre ~ with Mark Furman

Thursday daytimes, Heruka Centre ~ with Sandrine Fanjek

Sunday daytimes, Heruka Centre ~ with Kelsang Phachog

Meditation Centre for Modern Buddhism

Find lasting peace and happiness through meditation

Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre is a well-established and popular London meditation centre based in Golders Green having branches in other locations.

Address: Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre, 11-13 Woodstock Road, Golders Green, London NW11 8ES

Meditation & Special Events at Heruka KMC

with Kadam John McBretney
Fri eve 31 March - Sunday 2 April 2023

with Kadam John McBretney
Sat 1 April 2023

with Kadam John McBretney
Fri 14 to Sat 15 April 2023

In-depth study and meditation

Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme

Foundation Programme (FP) and Teacher Training Programme (TTP) are for people who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of modern Buddhism through a systematic study of texts by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and, if they wish, learn to become qualified Kadampa Teachers. For more information click the links below.

FP and TTP classes are in-person but they will continue to be livestreamed and recorded for people who unable to attend in person, depending on particular circumstances. These livestreamed or recorded FP and TTP classes will constitute a new modern Correspondence/Home Study Programme.

Pujas, festivals and special events

In addition to meditation classes, Heruka KMC runs pujas or chanted prayers, offers meditation retreats and, as a member of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union, provides access to International Kadampa Festivals.

We all have the two basic wishes: to be free from everyday problems and to find lasting peace and happiness. With Buddhist meditation we have the actual method to realise these two goals. Through contemplating Buddha’s practical insights we will gradually reduce negative, unpeaceful minds - such as anxiety, anger, stress, loneliness and dissatisfaction - and replace them with more peaceful states - including patience, love, compassion and consideration for others. This process of spiritual development will make us happier, more positive and much better able to help those around us.

Mahayana Refuge Ceremony & Liberating Prayer Commentary, Gen-la Dekyong, 26-31 May 2023

Including Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and commentaries of Heruka Body Mandala & Vajrayogini,
Gen-las Dekyong & Jampa, 28 Jul to 12 Aug 2023

Memberships from £45/month

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Our membership options give you full access to a range weekday classes and weekend events for a modest flat fee. You can broaden and deepen your understanding of modern Buddhism, and gain more experience of the wonderful benefits of meditation.

Google customer reviews
Emily Danby

“Practical meditation guidance in a peaceful space. Pretty garden, friendly faces and tasty food at the weekend courses!”

Emily Danby

Kelsang Dondrub

“Heruka Centre is a very blessed and peaceful environment. Learn to meditate with authentic Wisdom teachings. Highly recommended. Try it, you'll like it!!”

Kelsang Dondrub

Andy Levy

“Heruka Centre ticks all the boxes. Meditation, peaceful environment, lovely garden, warm kind people, great food and if you want more they do day course and retreats. Highly recommended.”

Andy Levy

"Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible"

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso