‘Modern Buddhism’

In-depth Meditation Classes, Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Leksang

In these weekly drop-in classes we will explore step by step the extraordinary methods Buddha taught for working with our mind. Through these methods we can learn how to develop a good heart and gain an understanding of the true nature of reality which will enable us to profoundly transform our life.

You don’t have to be Buddhist to benefit from the classes as they are specifically designed to be accessible to modern people of all backgrounds. All you need is a mind, and the wish to improve it!

These classes are based on the book Modern Buddhism Part I in which the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says:

“Through reading and practising the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.”

Class Options:

  1. Attend the class at the centre – please be aware that numbers are limited at the centre so to guarantee a place it is advisable that you book in advance. If you are a member and would like to attend the class at the centre then please email us to guarantee yourself a place. For details of our safeguarding measures and guidelines please click here.
  2. Join the class as a live streaming event – please note bookings for the live class will close 15 minutes before the start time
  3. Watch the recorded version – this will be available to purchase after the Wednesday live stream and will be available for viewing for 7 days until the following Wednesday.

Please select the required option below.

Class Fee: £7.50 (£4.50 concession*), free for all categories of membership

To find out about the benefits of membership and the different options click here.

Wednesday 25th Nov – Mind is the Nature of Emptiness


Modern Buddhism Wednesday 25th November Recording

Wednesday 2nd December – How to Stop Grasping at I*

*Please note that this class will only be available as a recording.


Recording will be available on Wednesday 2nd December

Wednesday 9th Dec – Freedom from Extremes

Wednesday 16th Dec – Rest Your Mind in the Experience of Emptiness – The Two Truths

For instructions on how to connect to online classes – please click here

Kind Request: please be aware that these sessions are intended for people living within the West Midlands region. If you have a Kadampa Centre closer to you we ask you to please support them instead. In this way all our Centres will still be here to serve their communities when this difficult period comes to an end. Thank you.

*Concessions: to reflect our wish to make these meditation classes as accessible as possible during these difficult times, we are providing this reduced class fee for those who need it. In return, we ask that you consider carefully whether this applies to you, recognising that all income generated goes towards our continued ability to provide these classes and enable our Centre to function.