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The New Kadampa Tradition

About the New Kadampa Tradition

Over 1,300 centres around the world where you can study and practice modern Kadampa Buddhism in the local language.

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The Founder

More about Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a special, practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings that is particularly suited to the modern day.

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Festivals & Dharma Celebrations

Join International Festivals and National Dharma Celebrations.

Open to everyone, these International Festivals are a wonderful opportunity to meet with Buddhist practitioners from all over the world.

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Meditation Centre 

About - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Our Founder

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

A world-renowned meditation master who has founded hundreds of centres around the world as part of the New Kadampa Tradition  – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

He is the Spiritual Guide to thousands of people worldwide, whom affectionately call him Geshe-la.

In his heart, Venerable Geshe-la holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings, which he transmits to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism that he has introduced into contemporary society through his many teachings and books.

Our Resident Teacher

The Resident Teacher at KMC Manchester is
Kelsang Sama

Kelsang Sama is a meditation teacher and new Resident Teacher at KMC Manchester.

She has deep experience of and insight into Buddha’s teachings. She is known for her great kindness, sense of humour and special skills in giving practical instructions that show us how to cultivate inner peace and make our lives deeply meaningful.

About - Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester

Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester

Est. 1992 with the following words from our founder:

‘Dear Students of Manchester Mahayana Buddhist Centre:

Thank you very much for your letter. I am glad to hear that your centre is growing well and I think it is a good idea for you to establish the Centre as an independent centre within the New Kadampa Tradition.

I think that the Centre can be called: Vairochana Buddhist Centre

With much love and many prayers.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’

Everybody Welcome

We offer meditation classes at a variety of different times and different locations. They are open to everyone, regardless of beliefs of background and simply share tried and tested methods to calm the mind and develop a more positive attitude. 

Snapshot view of KMC Manchester Centre's Development

Vairochana Buddhist Centre Formed
The Meditation Group, once a branch of Tara Centre (Buxton) Centre was established as an independent centre within the New Kadampa Tradition.
Moved Into Rented Space
The centre rented a functioning space and accommodation near the city centre in Fallowfield.
Our First Home
Having outgrown Fallowfield we bought our first home in Whalley Range.
Chorlton Centre Opened
We moved to the current building in Chorlton which houses the infamous World Peace Cafe.
KMC Manchester is born
Under the compassionate guidance of Ven. Geshe-la we become an official KMC which means Kadampa Meditation Centre and KMC Manchester is born.

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