Helping you find inner peace

through Meditation and Modern Buddhism

Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre in Golders Green 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 inner peace and happiness.  The sessions include guided meditations and instructions from experienced teachers.

Monday evenings
Heruka Centre,
with Invited Teachers

Tuesday mornings
Heruka Centre,
with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney

Wednesday lunchtimes,
Heruka Centre,
with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney

Thursday lunchtimes,
Heruka Centre,
with Sandrine Fanjek

Sunday daytimes,
Heruka Centre,
with Kelsang Phachog
(not running at present)

Special Events and Retreats at Heruka KMC

With Gita Gupta 13 July 2024

With Kadam John McBretney 24-26 August 2024

With Richard Batty 31 August 2024

With Kadam John McBretney 14 September 2024

With Kadam Ai Peng McBretney 14 September 2024

Classes at our other venues - our branch locations

Tuesdays weekly with Kadam John McBretney

Tuesdays weekly with Richard Batty, Restarting in September

Monday evenings bi-monthly
with Gita Gupta

Tuesday evenings bi-monthly
with Douglas Robb

Tuesday evenings
with Richard Batty

International Festivals and Special Events not at Heruka KMC

At Manjushri KMC, Ulverston
With Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

24-29 May 2024

At Manjushri KMC, Ulverston
With Gen-las Dekyong and Jampa

26 July - 10 August 2024

At The Temple in Brazil
With General Spiritual Director of the NKT
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

25 October - 1 November 2024

In addition to meditation classes, Heruka KMC provides free daily 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, wisdom, and consideration for others. This process of spiritual development will make us happier, more positive and much better able to help those around us.

In-depth study and meditation at Heruka KMC, Golders Green

Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme

The Foundation Programme (FP) and Teacher Training Programme (TTP) at Heruka KMC are perfect ways to deepen your understanding and experience of modern Buddhism, and if you wish, become a teacher of Kadampa Buddhism.

For people unable to attend the in-person classes, they are livestreamed, subject to certain conditions. Recordings are available under certain conditions.

Enrollment is necessary, please email for information.

Wednesday evenings
With Resident Teacher, with Kadam John McBretney

Sundays 10am to 2.15pm
With Resident Teacher, with Kadam John McBretney

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

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