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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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Kadampa 
Meditation Centre 
Manchester

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 Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Gen Lhachog is an ordained Buddhist nun who has been practising and teaching Buddhism and meditation for over 18 years, living and studying for 8 years at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of the New Kadampa Tradition.  She has been resident with us in Manchester for 11 years.

Gen Lhachog teaches through her experience of life which makes Buddha’s teachings so accessible to all.  With her warm approach and extensive knowledge of Buddhist teachings, as well as her clear and relaxed manner, she inspires us to practice in our daily lives.  Gen Lhachog teaches classes at both Centres.

About Our Resident Teacher - Gen Lhachog
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

1992
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.
1992
1994
Moved Into Rented Space
The centre rented a functioning space and accommodation near the city centre in Fallowfield.
1994
1999
Our First Home
Having outgrown Fallowfield we bought our first home in Whalley Range.
1999
2008
Chorlton Centre Opened
We moved to the current building in Chorlton which houses the infamous World Peace Cafe.
2008
2013
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.
2013
2015
City Centre Temple Opens
In April 2015 we opened the first Urban Kadampa Temple right in the heart of city centre Manchester. It was opened by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong.
2015

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