Meditation & Modern Buddhism in Calderdale

Welcome to Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre Online

Ganden KBC is currently running all classes and courses online.

Ganden Centre online meditation classes are intended for people who reside in our usual catchment area of Calderdale and places surrounding Halifax – including but not limited to Brighouse, Cleckheaton, Littleborough, Queensbury, Rochdale, Todmorden and Wyke.

You can click here to find your local Kadampa Centre.

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!


HOPE, HAPPINESS & WELL-BEING: a Buddhist approach

Online talk with internationally renowned Buddhist Teacher, Kadam Bridget Heyes
Feel like you need a boost? Have these unusual times left you feeling down?
In this short talk Kadam Bridget Heyes, will introduce practical Buddhist methods to help you lift your spirits, find hope and meaning.
This 60-minute talk will be streamed from 7pm on Monday 24th August and will be available to view for 5 days – so you can view at a time that suits your busy life.

Kadam Bridget Heyes has been practising meditation and Buddhism for over 25 years, and has been the UK National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition since 2009. 

Kadam Bridget is known internationally 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 ways that are easy to 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 busy modern life.

This event is suitable for everyone – no experience or background knowledge is necessary.
Available to the whole of the UK – please book with your local centre.
Tickets are £8 per person.
We were originally booked to hold this event in Halifax in July but that was cancelled due to the lockdown, so we’re delighted to welcome Kadam Bridget back to Halifax for this online event!




Kelsang Chogma is the Resident Teacher at Ganden KBC. 

Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma

Online teachings for local people

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

Classes are now on summer break and will resume in September.

Live-stream classes with on-demand catch-up for 48 hours.




Tuesday Evening meditation classes – Inner Peace and Happiness through Meditation

Tuesdays 7-8:15pm Sept 1, 8, 15, 22 (attend any class)

Through training in meditation, we will discover powerful and practical methods to let go of negative feelings and instead develop positive, peaceful states of mind that will allow us to enjoy our life and become fearless in the face of life’s challenges. Ideal for beginners! Click here for more information…


Thursday Evening meditation classes: Positive Thinking – the Buddhist Way

Thursdays 7-8:15pm Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 (attend any class) 

Positive thinking means keeping our mind in a balanced and positive state, no matter how bad our external circumstances may be. If we want to be happy all the time, then we need to challenge and change our ordinary ways of viewing ourself, other people and the world around us. Click here for more information…



We are now scheduling some prayer sessions online. The prayers are played with a picture of the Ganden Centre shrine showing so that you can imagine being in the beautiful meditation room.

There is no need to register for the prayers, and no charge. For a full list of scheduled prayers and the access links, please go to our Prayers webpage



Copyright Notice

The audio prayers used in this teaching 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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