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.

No previous experience is required to attend.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

'Meditation is a scientific method to transform human nature from bad to good. Everybody needs to be good natured with a good heart.'

Special programme of classes between 21 Sep – 7 Oct During this interval the centre will be open only for the evening classes listed below, NO lunchtime or Thursday 5.45pm classes.

Tuesday 24 Sep:        5.45 –        6.30pm

Wednesday 25 Sep: 7.00 –        8.30pm

Thursday 26 Sep:      7.00 –        8.30pm

Sunday 29 Sep:        11.00am-12.15pm

Tuesday 1 Oct:           5.45 –        6.30pm

Wednesday 2 Oct:    7.00 –        8.30pm

Thursday 3 Oct:         7.00 –        8.30pm

Sunday 6 Oct:           11.00am-12.15pm

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.

Upcoming events & retreats

Thursday evening class

Thursdays, 7-8.30pm

Discovery Point Dundee

Public Talk in Dundee - Overcoming Anxiety

Saturday 8 October, 7-8.30pm


Retreat with Meditations on Emptiness

Saturday 19 October, 10am-3.30pm

Weekly meditation classes in Melrose, Dundee & Perth

evening meditation classes outside Edinburgh

Quiet Edinburgh

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.

reception & cafe

What people are saying about us

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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