General Programme Weekly drop-in classes, day events and retreats


Heruka KMC runs drop-in meditation classes in over twenty venues around London, offering guided meditation and thought-provoking explanations of Buddha’s practical advice. The classes also introduce core Buddhist principles, such as karma and compassion, in a way that is accessible to everybody.

These drop-in sessions form the core of our ‘General Programme’ and are complimented by additional weekend courses and retreats running throughout the year. The General Programme is suitable for those new to meditation and more experienced practitioners alike. Everyone is welcome.

Our General Programme classes and courses are taught by qualified Kadampa teachers who all have practical experience of applying the methods they explain. Our teachers have a thorough understanding of Buddhist philosophy gained through their own meditation practice and guided study of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s comprehensive texts.

All General Programme classes are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The General Programme is taught at Heruka KMC and every Kadampa centre in the world and is an ideal starting point for those interested to find out more about Buddhism and meditation.

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