About Us:

our centre, our tradition, our teachers

Vajrapani Kadampa Meditation Centre

Wheathouse Terrace, Huddersfield, HD2 2UY

Tel: 01484 943119

Vajrapani Kadampa Meditation 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 them!

Vajrapani Kadampa Meditation Centre

Vajrapani Kadampa Meditation Centre

Our Founder:
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Our Founder:
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a world-renowned meditation master who holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings in his heart.

Venerable Geshe-la transmits this profound wisdom and compassion to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the extremely accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism, which he introduced.

Our Spiritual Director:
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and holds the lineages of his blessings in her heart.

She is recognised as a fully qualified Teacher of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular is qualified to bestow the blessings of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka and Vajrayogini.

She is an inspiring example of a modern Kadampa disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions.

Gen-la is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.

Our Spiritual Director:
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong buddhist teacher

The New Kadampa Tradition:

Vajrapani Centre is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – founded by Venberable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. You can learn more about the NKT on the Kadampa website (opens in new window) :

Our Teacher:
Gen Kelsang Varahi

Our Teacher:
Gen Kelsang Varahi

Gen Kelsang Varahi has been the resident teacher at the Centre since 2015 and has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than 25 years. She is known for her clear, practical approach, her kind good heart and for showing the natural joy that comes from applying Buddha’s teachings in daily life.