Kadampa Meditation Centre York is the sister Centre of Madhyamaka KMC, near Pocklington that provides a special place of tranquility, rest and reflection in the heart of York.

We offer a variety of classes, from 30 minute guided lunchtime meditations, to in-depth Buddhist study programme, and a variety of day and half-day courses that are suitable for everyone to learn how to transform negative states of mind into positive opportunities for growth, leading to a more fulfilled and happy life.

We are situated in the heart of York City Centre, just around the corner from York Minster, the Art Gallery and Shambles and only a short walk away from York Railway Station.

You are welcome to drop in and browse through our gift and bookshop; selling souvenirs, gifts, greetings cards, Buddhist books, and meditation CDs or visit our beautiful meditation room.

We welcome visits from all types of groups and clubs, such as school visits, scouts, WI, U3A, etc, to learn about Buddhism and meditation.

If you would like to arrange a group visit, or for more information, please email

Weekly Class Timetable

Classes on Meditation & Modern Buddhism for Daily Life

7 – 9pm  Foundation Programme* (enrolment required)

12.15 – 12.45pm   30-Minute Class

12.15 – 12.45pm   30-Minute Class

10.30 – 11.30am  Meditations for a Happy Life Class
12.15 – 12.45pm   30-Minute Class
7.30 – 9.00pm   Meditation Class*

12.15 – 12.45pm   30-Minute Class
5.30 – 6.30pm  Free your mind on Friday

10.00am – 1.00pm   Half-Day Courses
2.30 – 3.45pm  Meditation Class

10.30am – 11.30am   Meditations for a Happy Life Class

*Taught by Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Tharpa

Chanted prayers

No charge, everyone welcome:

Heart Jewel with guided Lamrim meditation
7 – 8pm Fridays

Purification Practice 7 – 7.40pm (door open from 6.30 but please arrive no later than 6.55 as doors will close at 7)
Vajrasattva Chanted Prayers
Tuesday 4th February
Tuesday 18 February
35 Confession Buddhas Prostration Practice
Tuesday 11 February
Tuesday 25 February

Tara Chanted Prayers
 7 – 7.40pm
Wednesday 8th February
Sunday 8th March
Wednesday 8th April

Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog
7 – 8pm Saturday 29 March
It is traditional but not essential to bring along a small vegetarian food offering

Offering to the Spiritual Guide
7 – 9pm
Saturday 25 April
It is traditional but not essential to bring along a small vegetarian food offering