Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Huddersfield
Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Huddersfield welcomes anybody, non-buddhist or buddhist, who wishes to develop greater inner peace through meditation and Buddha’s teachings. We meet, hear talks, meditate and discuss with like-minded people and then apply what we learn to our everyday life. It is not at all necessary to have any previous experience of meditation or Buddhism to participate. This website will give you an impression of what we offer, but the only way to really find out is to attend one of our events. We hope to meet you sometime at one of our events!
About the Centre
Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre was founded in 1997 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – an accomplished meditation master, born in Tibet, who has been living and teaching in the West since 1977. The purpose of the Centre is to help anybody who wishes to, find greater inner peace through the practicing and meditating on the advice given by Buddha. Vajrapani Centre is part of an international union of around 1000 centres in 40 countries around the world – the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). The NKT-IKBU is a charity registered in the United Kingdom and presents the lineage of Buddha’s teachings according to the great masters Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa. All centres are run on a charitable and voluntary basis where no-one receives payment for their services. All activities are dedicated towards the realization of world peace.
What to expect at our classes
The classes are based on a special presentation of authentic Buddhist teachings that have been made relevant for modern people. You will learn practical meditations that you can immediately apply in your daily life. In each class there are two guided meditations and a presentation of an aspect of Buddhist philosophy. These classes are meant for everyone so it’s not at all necessary to be a Buddhist to attend. You don’t need to sit cross legged on a cushion we offer ordinary chairs and no special clothing is necessary. The first guided meditation is generally a relaxation and breathing mediation. It lasts about 20 minutes. The presentation lasts about 45minutes and there is a chance to ask questions.Then the final meditation, which is related to the talk, lasts about 15 minutes. To conclude the evening we offer light refreshments with a opportunity to discuss and socialise.