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Ancient Wisdom

that has stood the test of time and is relevant to modern day life

Classes and Courses

at different levels both in-person and online to suit the needs of everyone

Qualified Teachers

with practical experience of applying Buddha’s teachings in a modern daily life

Community of Practitioners

dedicated to developing a peaceful and meaningful life based on Buddha’s teachings.

Everyone Welcome

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wales is open to everyone seeking peace regardless of background or belief. Buddha’s teachings will help you to find freedom from problems through the simple practice of learning to transform your mind. We offer classes and courses to suit all levels of interest and experience in meditation practice.  Why not come along to a class and find out more?

Ancient Wisdom

‘The real source of happiness is inner peace’

Practical instructions that have stood the test of time and are relevant to modern life.

Classes and Courses

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has designed three special Study Programmes for the systematic study and practice of Modern Buddhism that are especially suited to the modern world: the General Programme, Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme. All three programmes are taught at KMC Wales.

The General Programme offers a range of classes and courses on meditation and modern Buddhist practice to suit all levels of needs and interests. These classes are available on a drop-in basis.

Monday Evening Class

This class presents Buddha's ancient wisdom for our busy modern times; it includes teachings and meditations that we can use to solve our daily problems, improve our relationships and fulfil our human potential.

Where: KMC Wales, Online (live and catch-up)

When:Monday Evenings 7.30pm with online catch-up available for 7 days

Class Length: 1 hr 15min

Class Fee: £6

Class Format:Classes consist of guided meditations together with advice how to apply Buddhist wisdom to our daily life. Suitable for everyone.

Suitable: Everyone

Tuesday Evening Class

Enjoy two guided mediations that help to relax body and mind and to discover a special experience of inner peace.

Where: KMC Wales

When:Tuesday Evenings 7.30pm

Class Length: 1 hr

Class Fee: £5

Class Format:The session also includes a brief introduction to the meditations. Suitable for everyone.

Suitable: Everyone

Friday Lunchtime Meditation

An opportunity to take a short break from whatever you are doing and bring some calm and focus into your day.

Where: KMC Wales

When:Friday Lunchtimes at 12.30pm

Class Length: 30min

Class Fee: £3

Class Format:The classes include a brief introduction followed by a guided meditation.

Suitable: Everyone

World Peace Hour

These drop-in free sessions include guided meditation, time for reflection on teachings taken from 'New Eight Steps to Happiness' and special Prayers for World Peace.

Where:In-person at KMC Wales

When:Thursday Mornings 10.30am

Class Length: 1hr

Class Fee: free

Class Format:Class consist of guided meditations together with short teaching based from 'New Eight Steps to Happiness.

Suitable: Everyone

Saturday Courses

Our Saturday courses provide an opportunity to explore ideas and receive advice from Buddha's teachings on particular topics. They are suitable both for those new to meditation and for those with a wealth of experience. Refreshments are included in the breaks.

Where:In-person at KMC Wales

When:Saturdays 10am

Class Length: Day Courses 6 hours, Half Day Courses 3 hours

Class Fee: Half Day Course £12, Day Course £17

Class Format:Class consist of guided meditations together with teachings on a particular topic

Suitable: Everyone

Dosbarthiadau Myfyrdod

Cyfle i ddysgu sut i fyfyrio a datblygu meddwl heddychlon.

Ble:Mewn person yng CMK Cymru bob mis

Pryd:Nos Wener 7pm

Hyd y dosbarth: 1 awr

Cost: £5

Dosbarth: yn cynnwys myfyrdod gyda chyngor o ddysgeidiaeth Bwdha ar sut i gadw meddwl heddychlon yn ein bywydau prysur.

Yn addas: i bawb

Classes at Other Venues

We offer classes in community across South, West and Mid Wales. They follow the same themes and structure as our Monday evening classes at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wales. Look out for new classes opening soon and feel free to get in touch if you are interested in helping set up a class near you.

Fishguard

Saturday Course 12th November

Details

Neath

Wednesday Evening 7.30 to 8.45pm

Details

Cardiff

Half Day Course on Saturday 26th November

Details

Aberystwyth

Wednesday Evenings 7.30 to 8.45pm

Details

Newtown

Tuesday Evening 7.30 - 8.45pm

Details
In-depth Study

Ready to take your meditation and study to the next level? The Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme provide structured study of essential Buddhist texts and their commentaries. Please contact our Education Programme Co-Ordinator, Roland, for more information on how to enroll.

Foundation Programme (FP)

The Foundation Programme provides an opportunity to engage in systematic study and meditation on the essential subjects of Kadampa Buddhism based on six books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The emphasis in the classes, which consist of teachings, meditation, and discussion, is on gaining practical experience of Buddha’s teachings that you can apply to your daily life.

Where: KMC Wales, Online

When: KMC Wales: Thursday Evenings 7pm

Class Length: 2 hr

Class Format: class consist of short prayers, guided meditation, teaching and an opportunity to discuss in pairs

Suitable for: everyone interested in deepening their meditation experience

Teacher Training Programme (TTP)

The Teacher Training Programme provides extensive training for those wishing to become qualified teachers of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. In addition to completing the study of fourteen texts of Sutra and Tantra, including the six texts studied on the Foundation Program, students are required to observe certain commitments, and to complete a number of meditation retreats each year.

Where: KMC Wales, Online

When: KMC Wales: Sunday Mornings

Class Length: 4 hr

Class Format: class consist of short prayers, guided meditation, teaching and an opportunity to discuss in pairs

Suitable for: everyone interested in becoming a teacher of Kadampa Buddhism

Everyone Welcome

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wales is open to everyone seeking peace regardless of background or belief. Buddha’s teachings will help you to find freedom from problems through the simple practice of learning to transform your mind. We offer classes and courses to suit all levels of interest and experience in meditation practice.  Why not come along to a class and find out more?

Ancient Wisdom

‘The real source of happiness is inner peace’

Practical instructions that have stood the test of time and are relevant to modern life.

Classes and Courses

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has designed three special Study Programmes for the systematic study and practice of Modern Buddhism that are especially suited to the modern world: the General Programme, Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme. All three programmes are taught at KMC Wales.

The General Programme offers a range of classes and courses on meditation and modern Buddhist practice to suit all levels of needs and interests. These classes are available on a drop-in basis.

Monday Evening Class

This class presents Buddha's ancient wisdom for our busy modern times; it includes teachings and meditations that we can use to solve our daily problems, improve our relationships and fulfil our human potential.

Where: KMC Wales, Online (live and catch-up)

When:Monday Evenings 7.30pm with online catch-up available for 7 days

Class Length: 1 hr 15min

Class Fee: £6

Class Format:Classes consist of guided meditations together with advice how to apply Buddhist wisdom to our daily life. Suitable for everyone.

Suitable: Everyone

Tuesday Evening Class

Enjoy two guided mediations that help to relax body and mind and to discover a special experience of inner peace.

Where: KMC Wales

When:Tuesday Evenings 7.30pm

Class Length: 1 hr

Class Fee: £5

Class Format:The session also includes a brief introduction to the meditations. Suitable for everyone.

Suitable: Everyone

Friday Lunchtime Meditation

An opportunity to take a short break from whatever you are doing and bring some calm and focus into your day.

Where: KMC Wales

When:Friday Lunchtimes at 12.30pm

Class Length: 30min

Class Fee: £3

Class Format:The classes include a brief introduction followed by a guided meditation.

Suitable: Everyone

World Peace Hour

These drop-in free sessions include guided meditation, time for reflection on teachings taken from 'New Eight Steps to Happiness' and special Prayers for World Peace.

Where:In-person at KMC Wales

When:Thursday Mornings 10.30am

Class Length: 1hr

Class Fee: free

Class Format:Class consist of guided meditations together with short teaching based from 'New Eight Steps to Happiness.

Suitable: Everyone

Saturday Courses

Our Saturday courses provide an opportunity to explore ideas and receive advice from Buddha's teachings on particular topics. They are suitable both for those new to meditation and for those with a wealth of experience. Refreshments are included in the breaks.

Where:In-person at KMC Wales

When:Saturdays 10am

Class Length: Day Courses 6 hours, Half Day Courses 3 hours

Class Fee: Half Day Course £12, Day Course £17

Class Format:Class consist of guided meditations together with teachings on a particular topic

Suitable: Everyone

Dosbarthiadau Myfyrdod

Cyfle i ddysgu sut i fyfyrio a datblygu meddwl heddychlon.

Ble:Mewn person yng CMK Cymru bob mis

Pryd:Nos Wener 7pm

Hyd y dosbarth: 1 awr

Cost: £5

Dosbarth: yn cynnwys myfyrdod gyda chyngor o ddysgeidiaeth Bwdha ar sut i gadw meddwl heddychlon yn ein bywydau prysur.

Yn addas: i bawb

Classes at Other Venues

We offer classes in community across South, West and Mid Wales. They follow the same themes and structure as our Monday evening classes at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wales. Look out for new classes opening soon and feel free to get in touch if you are interested in helping set up a class near you.

Fishguard

Saturday Course 12th November

Details

Neath

Wednesday Evening 7.30 to 8.45pm

Details

Cardiff

Half Day Course on Saturday 26th November

Details

Aberystwyth

Wednesday Evenings 7.30 to 8.45pm

Details

Newtown

Tuesday Evening 7.30 - 8.45pm

Details
In-depth Study

Ready to take your meditation and study to the next level? The Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme provide structured study of essential Buddhist texts and their commentaries. Please contact our Education Programme Co-Ordinator, Roland, for more information on how to enroll.

Foundation Programme (FP)

The Foundation Programme provides an opportunity to engage in systematic study and meditation on the essential subjects of Kadampa Buddhism based on six books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The emphasis in the classes, which consist of teachings, meditation, and discussion, is on gaining practical experience of Buddha’s teachings that you can apply to your daily life.

Where: KMC Wales, Online

When: KMC Wales: Thursday Evenings 7pm

Class Length: 2 hr

Class Format: class consist of short prayers, guided meditation, teaching and an opportunity to discuss in pairs

Suitable for: everyone interested in deepening their meditation experience

Teacher Training Programme (TTP)

The Teacher Training Programme provides extensive training for those wishing to become qualified teachers of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. In addition to completing the study of fourteen texts of Sutra and Tantra, including the six texts studied on the Foundation Program, students are required to observe certain commitments, and to complete a number of meditation retreats each year.

Where: KMC Wales, Online

When: KMC Wales: Sunday Mornings

Class Length: 4 hr

Class Format: class consist of short prayers, guided meditation, teaching and an opportunity to discuss in pairs

Suitable for: everyone interested in becoming a teacher of Kadampa Buddhism

Outreach

Meditation has many proven benefits for physical and mental health. People in all walks of life are finding that simple meditation techniques can help them to relax, sleep better, be less stressed and more focused in their daily life. We run inspiring workshops with schools, community groups and businesses.

The core values of Buddha’s teachings – peace of mind, a positive attitude, kindness, equality, and focused attention – benefit everyone regardless of religious beliefs.

Our Resident Teacher, Kadam Paul, has many years of experience in the education and business sector.  Please email Roland at epc@meditationinwales.org to discuss how we can work together.

Qualified Teachers

KMC Wales classes and courses are delivered by trained and qualified Kadampa Teachers

Principal Teacher: Kadam Paul Jenkins

The principal Teacher at KMC Wales is Kadam Paul Jenkins.  He is a dedicated student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been studying and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 30 years.  The title “Kadam,” was given to him by Ven Geshe Kelsang indicating that he is a senior lay teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

Kadam Paul has deep experience of practicing meditation and teaching Kadampa Buddhism at all levels.  He is much loved for the clarity and warmth of his teachings and shows the example of how to integrate Modern Buddhism within a busy, professional, family life.

Kadam Paul was born in North Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker. His relaxed and friendly approach helps students easily take Buddha’s teachings to heart and put them into practice in daily life.

Other teachers at KMC Wales:

SueJenkins

Sue Jenkins teaches Foundation Programme, our Branch Class in the Gower, Lunchtime Meditations and Saturday courses

Juliet Wallis teaches the classes at Newtown.

Malcolm Woodfield Teaches our Branch Class in Llanelli and Saturday Courses.

Kelsang Chopel teaches our Tuesday Evening GP Class.

Paul Davies teaches Saturday courses.

Debs Bence teaches the World Peace Hour.

Ian Kavanagh teaches GP classes and Saturday Courses.

Roland Jones teaches the class in Aberystwyth.

Our Community

Our Admin Director, Ian, and Education Programme Coordinator, Roland, serving tea at a recent Public Talk

Enjoying time together on our Away Retreat at Nagarjuna KMC, Thornby Hall.

Taking some time out after one of our inspiring classes to enjoy socialising as a community over a cup of tea.

Our Community

Our Admin Director, Ian, and Education Programme Coordinator, Roland, serving tea at a recent Public Talk

Enjoying time together on our Away Retreat at Nagarjuna KMC, Thornby Hall.

Taking some time out after one of our inspiring classes to enjoy socialising as a community over a cup of tea.