ABOUT THE CENTRE
Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a centre for Modern Buddhism and meditation, located in Llandudno, North Wales. The centre was founded by meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1995 in order to help everyone find reliable methods to develop inner peace and solve their problems such as anger, depression and anxiety. Kalpa Bhadra Centre offers weekly classes, daily prayers with meditation workshops, and retreats. Since Buddhist teachings and practices can be understood and applied by everyone, regardless of experience or religious background, anyone can find practical benefit at our classes, workshops, and events. The centre is part of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, which is a network of over 1100 Buddhist centres worldwide. All centres present the teachings of Buddha according to the special presentations given by Buddhist masters Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa in Tibet known as ‘Kadam Lamrim’ or Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. A Kadampa is someone who practices Lamrim in their daily life. Whether you want to simply want to learn to meditate, want to reduce your stress and feel happier or are looking for a spiritual path, our classes are great for you.
In addition to a beautiful meditation room with a traditional shrine, we have a bookstore where you can find books and CDs covering every aspect of Buddhist meditation, from the most basic practices to the most profound.
Kalpa Bhadra means ‘Good Fortune‘ in Sanskrit, or ‘Kelsang Gyatso’ in Tibetan – this has special significance as it is the name of the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, the spiritual guide of many thousands of people around the world.
By exploring meditation we can increase our inner peace and experience true happiness in our lives.
“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation master,
renowned author of 23 highly acclaimed books and well-loved teacher of Buddhism.
He has established more than 1200 Kadampa Buddhist Centres and groups in over 40 countries. A humble Buddhist monk who has dedicated his life to helping people find peace and happiness.
GENERAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty years. Gen-la is recognised as a fully qualified Dharma teacher of both Sutra and Tantra.
For Kadampa practitioners, her good heart, powerful teaching and sincere, inspiring example are unequalled.
OUR RESIDENT TEACHER
Gen Kelsang Leksang is an ordained Buddhist nun who has been studying and teaching under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 16 years. She has been appointed by Venerable Geshe-la as the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Gen Leksang teaches from her experience of practicing Buddha’s teachings in every day life which makes them very accessible and relevant to everyone. She is appreciated for her kind and joyful approach and her sincere example.