Kadampa Meditation Centre 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 a new Contemporary Temple in the City Centre 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 and of no fixed belief find benefit from attending. Whether you simple want a short 30 minute meditation session, want to learn more about methods and techniques for transforming your mind, or wish to fully embrace the Buddhist path, we have something for you. The centre is fully disabled accessible.
Mondays – Thursdays Lunchtime – 1-1:30pm
Tuesday Evening – 7-8:15pm
Wednesday Morning – 11am-12:15pm
Wind-Down Wednesday – 5:45-6:30pm
Saturday Half Day Courses – 10:30am-1pm
Sunday Morning – 11am-12:15pm
In-Depth Study Mondays – 7-9pm (please enquire for details)
Family Class – Monthly on Saturday – 3-4pm
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The Carpenters Arms Community Centre, 13a Boldmere Road, Boldmere. B73 5UY.
Bantock House, Finchfield Rd, Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ
The Centre is a Registered Charity (1025003) and is run by volunteers. Please feel free to drop in for a visit. During our opening hours there is always someone at hand tell you more about the Centre. You can browse out the shop which sells books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, prayer booklets, meditation CDs, Buddhist artwork, meditation cushions, prayer beads, gift vouchers and gifts. Feel free to just enjoy the meditation and shrine room and relax in our comfortable sitting and reading areas.
Feedback from a Regular Attender:
“Everyone needs a bit of calm in the busy world we live in, and this is the place you will find it. You can go to a class, course or just pop in for a cup of tea. My favourite place in the city centre ”
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