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 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.