Meditation & Modern Buddhism in Calderdale

Welcome to Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre Online



Everyone can learn to meditate and experience the many and varied benefits that a peaceful, controlled mind brings.

Join us in the classes below to find out for yourself!

In-person classes in Halifax.

PLEASE NOTE: In-person classes are at external venues only. Please do not visit Ganden Centre on North Bridge as we are unable to open to the public at this time. In-person classes MUST be booked online. 


Introduction to Meditation

Sundays 7 – 8:15pm

Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax

Starting 8th November. Click here for more info and booking


Meditation Day Retreat

Saturday 14 Nov 10am – 4pm with Kelsang Chogma

at the beautiful Fielden Hall, Todmorden

Clear your mind, reduce your worries and tap into your own lasting source of inner peace. Unwind on this one day retreat with meditations for mindful living in the peaceful setting of Fielden Hall, surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of the Calder Valley hills.

On this retreat we will keep silence for the morning, from the start of the first session until lunch. If you wish you can maintain silence for the whole day.

More info and booking here 


Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma

Online teachings for local people

Kelsang Chogma is the Resident Teacher for Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Halifax. She has been practising and teaching meditation and modern Buddhism for over twenty years.

Kelsang Chogma was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2009 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and serves as a wonderful example of the ordained way of life in the modern world. She is loved for her joyful enthusiasm and gentle skill in guiding meditations. 

Kelsang Chogma’s General Programme classes will continue being offered online. Advance registration is required to attend these classes.

Live-stream classes are offered via Zoom Webinars with catch-up available for 48 hours. 


Introduction to Meditation – ONLINE

Tuesdays 7-8:15pm Nov 10, 17, 24 (book any class)

Video version of the Sunday class. Online for 7 days.

Ideal for beginners! Click here for more information…



Tantra: the Buddhist path to complete purity – ONLINE

Wednesdays 7 – 8:15pm ongoing classes (book any class)

Click here for more information…



Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective – ONLINE

Thursdays 7-8:15pm ongoing classes (book any class) 

Click here for more information…



Vajrasattva Purification Day Retreat – ONLINE

Sat 7 Nov 10am – 4pm  

Click here for more information…




Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment – ONLINE

Sat 12 Dec 11am – 5pm  

Click here for more information…



Autumn Season-Ticket 

Seven weeks of meditation classes with Buddhist teachers for £30

(from Mon 2 Nov until Fri 18 Dec) 

Autumn Season-Ticket from 2 Nov – 18 Dec includes:

  • Free access to Sun, Tue, Wed, Thur weekly evening classes (save £5 per class)
  • Free access to archived Audio bundles (only available to Season Ticket & Gold Card Holders)
  • Free access to online day retreats (save £12)
  • Free access to online audio retreats (save £7)
  • 50% discount off Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment (save £10)
  • 50% discount off Meditation Day Retreat at Fielden Hall (save £7.50)

Once you’ve purchased your Season-Ticket you’ll receive a confirmation email with details of how to access all classes through the Members Area on our website. 


Sangha Social Zoom Meetings

Sundays 11am-12noon starting 1st November NEW TIME

Virtual social meet-ups on Zoom. Get yourself a cuppa and maybe some cake and join for as long as you like to connect with other members of our meditation class community. 

You can choose whether to have your camera and/or microphone switched on but please be aware that other meeting participants will see your Zoom name. 

Click here to register for any of these meet-ups 

Passcode: Sangha (if requested)

If you had previously registered for the Saturday ones you’ll need to register again by clicking the link above. 




Copyright Notice

The audio prayers used in these teachings are produced, published and copyrighted by Tharpa Publications, and are being used here with Tharpa’s written permission.

If you wish to download the audio or ebooklet prayers for your own use, please visit to purchase a valid copy. All profits are dedicated to the International Temples Project.

Follow Along for Free – Liberating Prayer and Prayers for Meditation

The FREE EBOOK ‘How to Transform Your Life’ includes ‘Liberating Prayer’ and ‘Prayers for Meditation’ in the appendices – Download from





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