York Kadampa Meditation Centre


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 group.visits@madhyamaka.org

Please see below for details of our ONLINE regular classes, special events and  retreats. 

Weekly Classes at KMC York

Wednesday class
Free your mind on Friday
30 minute meditations

Courses at KMC York

dealing with stress
Anger management course
Meditator's toolkit course


Become a member!  The most economical way to attend all of our events.

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.

For further info and joining: https://madhyamaka.org/pricing-membership/

  • Kadampa Meditation Centre York

    Kadampa Meditation Centre, York – an oasis of peace in the City Centre.

    Kadampa Meditation Centre
    24 Gillygate
    YO31 7EQ

    Car parking nearby

    Tel: 01904 621708
    Email: info@meditationinyork.org

  • Book & Gift Shop

    We have a well stocked gift and bookshop selling a variety of gifts, souvenirs, greetings cards, Buddhist books, and meditation CDs, with knowledgeable friendly staff on hand to offer assistance if required.

    SHOP OPENING TIMES (excluding class times)
    Monday:                      Closed
    Tuesday to Sunday:    11am – 2pm

  • Meditation Room

    The Centre has a beautiful meditation room that is light, spacious and quiet with three beautiful arched windows leading to an outside seating area adjoining the City Wall and views of York Minster.  With its exquisite Buddhist statues this is the perfect place to develop inner peace.