KMC Birmingham is a Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre that offers a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings for the modern world. Regardless of age, race, gender or faith, anyone can benefit from Buddha’s advice on wisdom and compassion.
Kadampa Buddhism was introduced to modern society by the contemporary meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Due to his pioneering work, there are now around 1,200 similar Kadampa Meditation Centres worldwide.
Our meditation centre in Birmingham is a special welcoming place of tranquillity, relaxation, reflection and friendship – in the heart of the city. It’s home to an international Kadampa Buddhist community who share a similar wish to make their lives meaningful by finding lasting peace and happiness from within and helping others to do the same.
What we offer
We offer a variety of meditation classes for beginners to more experienced meditators. If you’re interested in learning and improving your meditation skills, then we have a class for you, including:
Drop-in daytime and evening classes
Day and half day meditation workshops
Modern Buddhism study programmes
Weekly meditation classes in Birmingham
Classes in many other locations, including Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Wolverhampton
Meditation at work for companies and groups
Very enjoyable and informative – relaxing as well. Thank you.
Our Resident Teacher
Gen Kelsang Leksang
the resident teacher at kmc birmingham is gen kelsang leksang, she has been an ordained buddhist nun for 15 years. she has been studying under the guidance of the meditation master venerable geshe kelsang gyatso for about 20 years and was first appointed as resident teacher at kmc birmingham in 2007.
Known for her caring and positive manner, she has the ability to inspire people to improve their own lives by showing how buddha’s teaching are relevant to the experiences of modern day people.
General Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and resident teacher at Manjushri KMC. Born in the UK, she has been studying under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 30 years.
Ordained as a Buddhist nun, Gen-la Dekyong has devoted her life to helping others by promoting modern Buddhism. She teaches at major events throughout the world and is well loved by thousands of students for her ability to touch their hearts, by showing how Buddha’s teachings are directly relevant to their lives today.
UK NKT Spiritual Director
Kadam Bridget Heyes
Kadam Bridget Heyes is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director for the UK. She is known for her powerful teachings, compassionate heart and deep understanding of Buddha’s wisdom advice. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that are easy to practise and integrate into daily life.
As a mother of two, she has a special insight into how to bring Buddhism alive to meet the demands of a busy modern life. Kadam Bridget shows an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path. She is Resident Teacher at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre.
Our branch teachers
We have a wonderful experienced team who teach our branch classes, workshops and meditation classes at the city centre and other locations. All are qualified Kadampa meditation teachers and study on the Kadampa Teacher Training Programme.