KMC Birmingham was established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in the 1990s to provide people in Birmingham and the surrounding areas with the opportunity to learn how to meditate and practice Buddha’s teachings. To fulfil this aim we opened our new city temple in January 2016, a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of Birmingham. The centre is located in the newly developed and thriving ‘West Side’ area of the City Centre, right next door to the iconic ‘Mailbox’ and ‘The Cube’ and only 10 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street station.
We offer meditation classes at a variety of different times and different locations. They are open to everyone, regardless of beliefs of background and simply share tried and tested methods to calm the mind and develop a more positive attitude. Many people benefit from our classes and although they share Buddhist wisdom and meditation, many people from different faiths have found benefit from attending. Whether you simple want a short 30 minute de-stressing meditation session, want to learn more about Buddhist techniques for transforming your mind, or wish to fully embrace the Buddhist path, we have something for you.
The Centre is run by volunteers and dedicated students. Please feel free to drop in for a visit. During our opening hours there is always someone at hand who can answer your questions and tell you more about the Centre. You can check out the shop which sells books by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, prayer booklets, meditation CDs, Buddhist artwork and gifts. Or feel free to just enjoy the beautiful shrine and relax in our comfortable sitting and reading area.
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