WHO WE ARE
Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre is located in Llandudno, North Wales. Kalpa Bhadra 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.
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.
SPRITUAL GUIDE & FOUNDER
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 Oden is a sincere disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. She has been teaching meditation for 20 years and is loved for her warm and joyful nature. Due to family issues Gen Oden is currently away, but will be teaching half day courses.
OUR TEMPORARY TEACHER
Kelsang Drima has been teaching meditation and Buddhism for many years and has recently completed the Intensive Teacher Training Course at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, Cumbria. She teaches in a way which is easy to understand and practice and which touches the heart.