Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation
For a friendly and accessible introduction to meditation, Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre in the Yorkshire Wolds is hard to beat.
The Observer Magazine
Jan 2019



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If you enjoy our classes and courses and are interested in regularly attending, becoming a member is the most economical way to enjoy all of our events.  It is a great way to deepen your meditation experience and bring lasting solutions to your daily problems.

There are no time constraints on your membership . . . you are able to cancel it at any time.


Madhyamaka grounds

Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC), is a special place of tranquility, rest and reflection located near Pocklington in the Yorkshire Wolds. We also have a Meditation Centre, book & gift shop at Gillygate in York City Centre.

We are part of the New Kadampa Tradition, the International Kadampa Buddhist Union, and are home to an international Kadampa Buddhist community who share a wish to make their lives meaningful by finding lasting peace and happiness from within and helping others to do the same.

The Centre is open to the public and offers a variety of meditation classes, in depth Buddhist study programmes, day courses, and weekend retreats that are suitable for beginners and those with more experience. For those attending our weekend courses, we also offer comfortable single, twin, and dormitory accommodation.

Grounds & locationMadhyamka KMC is within Kilnwick Percy Hall – a stunning Grade 2* listed building set within 47 acres of grounds with woodland walks, parkland and a lake.

The Wolds Bed & Breakfast – offers a quiet getaway with comfortable accommodation for guests.

World Peace Cafe is open seven days a week and offers a range of drinks, cakes and snacks – all served by our friendly staff. A doggy lodge is available for your furry friends.

You may also like to browse through our gift and bookshop; selling souvenirs, gifts, greetings cards, Buddhist books, and meditation CDs.

Unfortunately due the pandemic, access to other parts the main building remain closed but we will offer a full programme of classes, courses, retreats and chanted prayers most of which you are welcome to attend in person.  Please see the individual events for full details.



Work has begun to renovate and restore the walled garden at Kilnwick Percy Hall, which will include repairing the ornamental ponds and pathways, weeding, splitting, planting and mulching the borders, tending the trees in the orchard and much more.

To see how you can help and for further information, please click