Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre

Welcome to Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre

********* PLEASE NOTE: MIDDLESBROUGH AND DURHAM CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD ********

Ongoing Classes:

Prayers for World Peace - Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am

Darlington Tuesday evening class  available in-person or livestream with seven day catch-up

Saltburn class on Thursday evenings

Barnard Castle - first Thurs of the month


GUEST TEACHER FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

We're delighted to welcome guest teacher Gen Kelsang Tubpa to Atisha KMC. Gen Tubpa will be arriving at the weekend and will very kindly be teaching Gen Chogma's classes for a couple of weeks to allow Gen Chogma to focus on helping her mum in her recovery from a bad fall.

Gen Tubpa has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over twenty years and has taught both in the USA and UK.

She is known for her ability to present Modern Buddhism in a clear and accessible form which is easy to put into practice in our daily lives.

Gen Tubpa will teach the Tuesday evening Darlington General Programme class, the Thursday evening Foundation Programme and the Sunday evening Teacher Training Programme.

Please note that the Middlesbrough and Durham classes will be on hold until the Spring Festival break. We hope to resume them at the end of June.

Ongoing Weekly Classes
Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am Prayers for World Peace at Atisha KMC
Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm at Atisha KMC with Gen Tubpa (in-person and online)
Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm at Earthbeat Centre, Saltburn


The Atisha Centre was opened by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in October 1992. Since then it has continued to provide a place of peace for all who visit, and is home to a spiritual community dedicated to achieving peace through putting Buddha's teachings into practice.

Everyone is welcome into this peaceful and blessed environment. Visitors from all backgrounds come to find rest and refuge from the difficulties of busy modern life, and draw inspiration from spiritual friends.

Ongoing Buddhist meditation classes and courses at Atisha Centre offer the opportunity to discover our innate capacities for wisdom and compassion. The Buddhist practices taught here are suitable for everyone. Letting this special advice touch our hearts, we learn to become happy and to lead meaningful lives that have the power to greatly benefit others.

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* COVID-19 INFORMATION (updated 15th March 2022)
We currently request that face coverings are worn until seated in the meditation room, and please be mindful of respecting people's personal space.

Please do not visit the centre if:
- You have tested positive for Covid-19 or have symptoms of Covid-19.
- You live with or have had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with, or had symptoms of, Covid-19 within the last 7 days.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE IN THESE UNUSUAL TIMES