Meditation Courses, Retreats & Events

Home » Courses & Retreats (old) » Courses & Retreats (copy)



Enjoy weekly and weekend classes and courses with memberships from £45 a month, cancel any time.

Festive snow forest girl red hat

Overcoming Winter Blues and Life's Challenges

Saturday 9 December 2023

At Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Golders Green

With Kadam John McBretney

Embrace the upcoming winter season with a half-day course designed to uplift your spirits and fortify your inner resilience. Led by the experienced meditator, Kadam John McBretney, this transformative event is tailored for those navigating life's challenges while combating the winter blues.

Are you feeling the weight of life's struggles amplified by the approaching winter? Whether it's work-related stress, family dynamics, or the looming pressures of the holiday season, this course is your guide to cultivating inner strength and resilience.

Resilience through positivity

Discover the art of transforming difficulties into opportunities for growth. This course empowers you to approach life's challenges with a joyful and happy mind-set. Say goodbye to depression and embrace a positive outlook.

Learn to develop a positive mindset that doesn't hinge on external circumstances. Gain the tools to face difficulties head-on, no longer expending energy avoiding challenges but embracing them with strength and resilience.

Join us in Golders Green

Located in Golders Green, our classes offer a serene and welcoming environment for your personal growth. Each session provides ample opportunities for learning, meditation, and engaging discussions. Kadam John McBretney's expertise ensures you'll receive the guidance you need on your journey to self-transformation.

Don't let the winter blues dictate your mood. Join us for a half-day course that promises to transform your approach to life's challenges. Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey to cultivate a resilient and joyful mind.

Led by Kadam John McBretney. Includes teachings and guided meditation, with time for Q&A.
Delicious lunch available.

Everyone welcome!

Event Schedule

  • Registration - 9.30am - 10am
  • Session 1 - 10am - 11.15am
  • Break - 11.15am - 11.45am
  • Session 2 - 11.45am - 1.15pm

Teacher - Kadam John McBretney

Kadam John McBretney has studied and practised Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Through his experience of putting Buddha’s advice into practice, he presents the teachings in a clear and practical way that inspires us to develop inner peace, happiness and wisdom.

This is an in-person event suitable for everybody.

The event is free for members; lunch is £5 for everybody. Become a member.



Christmas Party & Prayers for World Peace

Sunday 17 December 2023

12.30pm, Prayers for World Peace, FREE

1.15pm, Vegetarian Christmas Potluck, FREE

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Hear excerpt from Prayers for World Peace

Give the precious gift of Prayers for World Peace with Kadam John McBretney at 12.30pm.

Then enjoy a Christmas potluck party in the World Peace Café of Heruka KMC at 1.15pm.

Bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic drink to share.

Family, friends, newcomers everybody welcome!


Buddha Shakyamuni Banner-SPRING-Festival-23-1

New Year's Eve Party and World Peace Prayers

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Saturday 31 December 2023, 9pm to past midnight

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and start the New Year with a peaceful, positive mind and a loving heart.

This special event is a wonderful opportunity for making our resolutions for the New Year heartfelt and effective, and creating causes for world peace.

Enjoy a delicious vegetarian buffet and non-alcoholic drinks in good company.
Be inspired by guided meditation and Prayers for World Peace with Kadam John which will see us into the New Year.

Family, friends, everyone welcome!

Tickets: £20
Silver members 50% discount with coupon code
Gold & Platinum members 75% discount with coupon code




“If everyone sincerely practices the path of compassion and wisdom, all their problems will be solved. I guarantee this.”

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

“If everyone sincerely practices the path of compassion and wisdom, all their problems will be solved. I guarantee this.”

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso