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Learn to meditate

Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre runs weekly online meditation classes suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators. Each session covers a specific topic that is relevant to our modern lives, helps solve our daily problems, and brings lasting peace and happiness.  The sessions include guided meditations and instructions from an experienced teacher.

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 operating in the heart of city and the surrounding areas.

For the time-being the Centre is running all its meditation classes and weekend courses online. In due course, local meditation classes will resume at all our 15 London venues, and our weekend courses & retreats will continue at the main Centre in Golders Green.

Enhancing meditation and studying Buddhist teachings

Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre runs weekly meditation classes and weekend meditation courses open to everyone. These are all part of the General Programme. There are also two systematic study programmes - the Foundation Programme and the Teacher Training Programme - for students who wish to understand and practise Buddha's teachings more deeply, and if they wish, learn to become qualified Kadampa Teachers.

By listening to the Buddha's teachings, including instructions on wisdom and compassion, as taught at this leading London meditation centre we will come to develop increasingly positive views and intentions. By combining this experience with training in authentic meditation techniques, these beneficial ways of thinking will become part of our daily attitudes and beliefs.

Subscriptions and memberships from £30/month

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We offer subscription and membership options. These give you full access to a range of online weekday classes and weekend events at a modest flat fee. A subscription or membership is ideal if you want to engage in continuous training in meditation or broaden your understanding of Buddhist teachings.

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 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.



A full weekly programme of meditation classes is available online while our teaching venues are temporarily closed.

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

Introducing modern Buddhism in London

All the teachings and meditations taught at Heruka KMC come under the umbrella of 'modern Buddhism', which is 'a special presentation of Buddha's teachings on compassion and wisdom that communicates their essence in a way that is easy to understand and put into practice'.

Following the teachings of Kadampa Buddhism, as taught by Venerable Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa centuries ago, the founder of modern Buddhism in this world, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, encourages everyone to use these teachings to train in both compassion and wisdom. With compassion and wisdom, 'like the two wings of a bird, we can quickly reach the enlightened world of a Buddha'.

What is Kadampa Buddhism?

Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha's teachings that is specially suited to the people of the modern world. The teachings and meditation techniques taught give us the inspiration we need to find the lasting inner peace and happiness we long for and the understanding we need to finally solve our daily problems. How wonderful!

An International Buddhist Tradition

The teachings and practices of modern Buddhism are provided by the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union, a modern Buddhist tradition, which organises National Celebrations and International Festivals every year. All the activities of the New Kadampa Tradition are for the benefit of everyone throughout the world, to help create World Peace.

Guided Meditation for Beginners

All meditation classes and weekend courses at Heruka KMC are suitable for beginners and follow the teachings of modern Buddhism. All meditations are guided by an experienced teacher who will explain the key concepts and meditation techniques needed for the session, and guide authentic meditations originating from Buddha. Everyone is welcome to attend.

"Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible"

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso