24 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

May Bank Holiday hours: Please note the shop will be closed on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May.

Kadampa Meditation Centre York is the sister Centre of Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, 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.

Weekly schedule of meditation classes

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The Programme consists of a dynamic combination of teachings, meditation and discussion, all of which enable us to go deeper into the layers of meaning within each book that we study. All of this helps us to make real progress along our spiritual path.
Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and reading from the book with commentary and discussion.


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

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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.

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

You might also like to visit Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington,
York, YO42 1UF