Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh

Meditation & Modern Buddhism

on Leith Walk

Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh offers a full programme of meditation classes and courses based on the books of the modern day Buddhist teacher, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso suitable for everyone.

It is open to everyone whether Buddhist or not regardless of nationality, age or gender.

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Drop-in meditation classes

Suitable for everyone, these drop-in meditation classes focus on developing special ways of thinking that improve our wisdom and compassion.

Beginners are welcome.

What's On

TUESDAY, Coffee & Guided meditation, 12.30-1pm , £5 & free drink of your choice in our café

TUESDAY, Meditation for Beginners, 5.45-6.30pm, £5

WEDNESDAY, Coffee & Guided meditation, 12.30-1pm, £5 & free drink of your choice in our café

THURSDAY, Coffee & Guided meditation, 12.30-1pm, £5 & free drink of your choice in our café

THURSDAY, Meditation for Beginners, 5.45-6.30pm, £5

THURSDAY, How to Transform Your Life Series 7-8.30pm, How to use meditation and Buddhist understanding to solve our daily problems, £10

FRIDAY, Coffee & Guided meditation,12.30-1pm, £5 & free drink of your choice in our café

SUNDAY, Prayers for world peace, 11am-12.15pm, FREE CLASS. Includes a short talk on developing a kind heart, guided meditation and inspiring chanted prayers

Events & Retreats

Thursday evening class

Thursdays, 7-8.30pm

Training in Patience, meditation retreat day

Saturday 16 November, 10am-3.30pm

Public Talk: How to handle anything

Wednesday 27 November, 6.30-8pm

Kids Club

Sundays in November, 3-4.15pm

Everyone welcome

Where can you go in Edinburgh when you need to just sit and enjoy some quiet time or some personal meditation?

Our bookshop and reading room are the perfect place to take a breather and is available any time we’re open. 

Freshly ground coffee and Suki tea are also available to purchase.

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A beautiful, peaceful oasis, in the heart of the busy city. Gentle, warm teachings that are equally profound and give real, practical solutions to our dairy toils. Totally accessible material and a welcoming environment which encourage people to go at their own pace.
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Fantastic place and group of people. Accessible teachings for all levels of experience. Weekly classes are self-contained so attendees can dip in as they choose. In-depth day and weekly courses are also available for those who wish to take it further.
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I recently attended a 6 week course and feel a much cooler, calmer and relaxed person as a result. It makes you think about the stresses, anxieties and worries of life in a different way.
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