30th birthday celebrations

Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre was officially opened by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche on 31st October 1992. Since then many students from this blessed Dharma Centre have become sincere practitioners, Kadampa managers and Dharma teachers; helping to flourish Kadam Dharma around the UK, and indeed the whole world!

We are profoundly grateful to Venerable Geshe-la for creating such an oasis of peace in an otherwise troubled world.

In celebration of this auspicious anniversary we're planning two special events - we hope you can join us!


Sunday 30th October
10am - 4pm

To celebrate three wonderful decades of sharing Buddha's wisdom in the North East, our Resident Teacher Gen Chogma will grant a blessing empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa and teach how to be a modern day Kadampa - including inspiring wisdom that Venerable Geshe-la gave at the opening ceremony.

An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive a Buddha’s inspiring blessings. Gen Chogma will grant the empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, connecting us to a powerful source of wisdom that will sustain us throughout our spiritual life.

Everyone is welcome to this special event!

£30 includes lunch (half-price for monthly members)




Sun 6th Nov 11am - 1pm

A family-friendly event with fun activities for all ages, and a bring-and-share lunch.

Everybody welcome!