About Our Centre

Vajrapani Centre

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. 

People relaxing after a meditation class at Vajrapani Kadampa Meditation Centre

Based in the former Birkby Baptist church, a short walk from the centre of Huddersfield, the centre is a special place for peace and reflection. 
We have a large and beautiful meditation room with a fully qualified Buddhist shrine with statues and offerings and a large space for relaxation and refreshments after our classes.

Buddhist shrine with statues and offerings at Vajrapani Kadampa Meditation Centre

Resident Teacher – Gen Kelsang Varahi

Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Varahi

Gen Kelsang Varahi has been the resident teacher at the Centre since 2015 and has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism for more than 25 years. She shares her many years experience of meditation and practice through clear and inspiring teachings, and 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.
Gen Varahi teaches the drop-in meditation classes at Vajrapani KMC on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings, and the in-depth study programmes, as well as regular weekend courses and special events.

Our other teachers, dedicated students and Buddhist practitioners:

Jim Sheriden - Denby Dale
Jim Sheriden – Denby Dale
Helen Torrington
Helen Torrington
Andy Torrington
Andy Torrington

As a registered Charity, to continue being a place of peace and spiritual refuge for all, we depend upon the kind financial support of our Members and those who attend our classes
If you would like to support us financially you can make a donation through the link below.
Thank you.