Meditation classes in Edinburgh

We are happy to introduce a new series of classes, open to everyone, regardless of background or beliefs. With engaging content from the inspiring book How to Transform Your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the speaker will guide us on a journey to discover inspiring and practical solutions to the problems of everyday life and increase our happiness by transforming our everyday interactions with others.

How to transform your life series
Monday Evenings, 7:15-8.30pm@ The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre (Helen Duncan room), 25 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AP

Dates: Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20

How to transform your life series
Thursday Evenings, 7-8.30pm@ The Eric Liddell Centre,15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP

Dates: Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

After-work meditations
Thursday Evenings, 5.45-6.30pm@ The Eric Liddell Centre,15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP

Dates: Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

Take Control in 2017 – A half-day course in the Scotish Borders
with Buddhist Teacher Chammy Sirisena

Sunday 29 Jan | 2-4.30pm
Venue: Borders General Hospital, Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BS

The Search for Clarity in an Uncertain World – A half-day course
with guest teacher Kelsang Zamling

Saturday 11 Feb | 10.30am-1pm
Venue: Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge

Stress Buster – A half-day course
with principal teacher Gen Kelsang Lhamo

Saturday 25 Feb | 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue: St. Columba’s by the Castle, Episcopal Church, 14 Johnston Terrace (blue door), EH1 2PW

Meditation classes in East Coast

How to transform your life series
Tuesday Evenings, 7-8.30pm@ Best Western Queens Hotel (Duncan Room), 160 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DU

Dates: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21

How to transform your life series
Wednesday Evenings, 7-8.30pm@ Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels, TD1 3JS

Dates: Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

How to transform your life series
Monday Evenings, 7-8.30pm@ Subud Centre (Lower Hall), 7 St Leonards Bank, Perth PH2 8EB

Dates: Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20

Fortnightly on Fridays from 12.15-1pm@ Quaker Meeting House, 100 Crown St, Aberdeen, AB11 6H

Dates: Jan 20, Feb 3, 17,  Mar 3, 17, 31

Thursdays Fortnightly from 11.30 am – 12.30 pm@ Port Elphinstone Community House, Flat 1, Pinewood House, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, AB51 3UX

Dates: Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23, Mar 9, 23

Scottish Dharma Celebration 2017 in Glasgow

Date: 24-26 March

Venue: Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow, 78 Hutcheson Street, Glasgow G1 1SH

About the centre

KMC Edinburgh is a registered charity offering courses, events and retreats on meditation and Modern Buddhism in the heart of the Scottish capital. Our centre is run entirely by volunteers.

We offer a programme consisting of a wide variety of topics, ranging from basic meditation techniques suitable for anybody on a drop-in basis through to dedicated retreats on specific aspects of Buddhism.

Our Founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has founded over 1200 Kadampa centres and groups around the globe, which provide genuine examples of peace in our troubled world. Through these Centres and their accessible meditation classes, study programmes, workshops and courses, everybody without discrimination can realize their own potential by developing the capacity of their minds.

FREE eBook Download of ‘How to Transform Your Life’

At the request of the author, Tharpa Publications have announced the availability of this precious book as a FREE ebook so that everybody can have access to the life-transforming advice contained within.

From practical methods for maintaining peaceful and positive minds in an increasingly challenging world, to discovering the full reach of your potential, learn how to transform your life by downloading and reading this ebook –  a special present for everybody from the author.

How to transform your life - ebook


Participant feedback from recent events

“Thanks for the event tonight – thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to attending the weekly sessions in January!!

Course Attendee
Course Attendee

“Very interesting, inspirational, spiritual, and therapeutic!”

 Course Attendee
Course Attendee

“The meditation really helped me to
clear my mind
and make me more
peaceful and calm

Pupil of Kings Meadow Primary School
Pupil of Kings Meadow Primary School

“The talks on mindfulness were really helpful,
I definitely feel less stressed!”

Staff Member from Creative Scotland
Staff Member from Creative Scotland

I arrived with bags full of troubles, questions and no answers and left with a sense of peace, some knowledge and happiness, with a plan to do better for myself and others”

Retreat Attendee
Retreat Attendee

Edinburgh & East Coast events occurring this month

Upcoming Events

Thu 19

After-work meditation class

January 19 @ 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Eric Liddell Centre 15 Morningside Road,
Thu 19

Thursdays Evening Meditation Class @ The Eric Liddell Centre

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eric Liddell Centre 15 Morningside Road,
Fri 20

Meditation Classes in Aberdeen

January 20 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House 98 Crown Street
Tue 24

Meditation Classes in Dundee

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Western Queens Hotel 160 Nethergate

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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche – The Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition

geshe-laVenerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a renowned contemporary meditation master and holder of the Ganden Oral Lineage of Mahamudra who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society.

He is highly regarded as a fully accomplished scholar and practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism.

Since being invited to the West in 1977 he has given thousands of teachings, composed 23 widely acclaimed books on Buddhism and meditation, established over 1200 meditation centres around the world, trained hundreds of qualified meditation teachers and developed practical study and meditation programmes designed for the modern world.

All the programmes, courses, teachers, Temples, Meditation Centres and books referred to in this brochure are gifts from this immeasurably kind and precious holy being.

The Principal Teacher

Gen Kelsang Lhamo is a Kadampa Buddhist nun and the resident teacher for Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh. She is greatly admired as a meditation teacher, and is especially known for her ability to inspire others to recognise and identify with their potential. Through her clear approach and her sincere example, she has helped many people to find true happiness from within.

She has practised Buddhist meditation since the age of 19 when as an undergraduate in biochemistry, she met her teacher, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso at Kadampa Meditation Centre Madhyamaka in York. Since finishing her degree and having completed the Teacher Training Programme  put in place by Venerable Geshe Kelsang, she has been teaching meditation and Buddhism extensively for the best part of the last 30 years in the UK, USA, and France, including classes at Stamford University Business School, in Silicon Valley, and in Paris and throughout France from 1995.

Gen Lhamo teaches and guides meditations throughout the week in Edinburgh, the Borders and up the East coast of Scotland. She also regularly receives invitations to teach in other locations.

New to this?

Meditation classes are offered on an informal, drop-in basis, so you are welcome to come along at any time. Each class consists of two guided meditations, with a teaching on a general topic of Buddhism in between. There is plenty of time to ask questions and discuss experiences with other class members, and each class is concluded with an informal chat accompanied by light refreshments with the teacher. Click on the picture above for more information on what to expect at a class.

New Meditation Classes

Too busy for our 90 min classes? We will be introducing 45 minute meditation sessions from January 2017.
The sessions include:

  • 15 minutes of guided breathing meditation
  • Q & A on mindfulness training and practice
  • Advice for cultivating emotional resilience
  • 7-10 minute guided meditation to take to heart the advice given so that our life (actually) changes

Please click on the picture above to be taken to the dedicated page.

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