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!

***Due to the current restrictions and building layout all our events are online. ***


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 now offered via Youtube Live with replay available for 7 days. 



Coping With Restrictions – classes starting in January

Learn simple methods to cope with the changing restrictions with a happy mind and get off to a positive start to the year!

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The Power of Mantra – Sat 23 Jan 10am-1pm

For centuries, mantra recitation has been used to attain a peaceful and happy mind by pacifying the negative thoughts. 

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Migtsema Retreat – Sun 24 Jan 10am-8pm

On this more advanced retreat we will be focusing on deepening our experience of Migtsema mantra recitation and Mahamudra meditation.

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Declutter Your Mind – Sat 30 Jan 10am-1pm

Just like our external environment, our minds also need tidying up from time to time. Getting rid of all that non-essential mental baggage is crucial to staying focused, motivated and productive.

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Concentration Retreat – Sun 31 Jan 10am-8pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to take a break and enjoy a day of silence, meditation, rest and reflection.

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Kids’ Club Online – classes starting in February

These half-hour sessions will include some quiet time and meditation and also some fun discussion and stories – all along the theme of ‘How to be Happy & Kind’.

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The Buddhist Path – classes starting in February

These Thursday evening online classes are ideal for those who wish to learn about or deepen their understanding and experience of Buddhism and spiritual practice.

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Gift Vouchers – now available online!

Give a loved one the gift of inner peace by purchasing a gift voucher that can be used to pay for any of our meditation classes and events through our website – perfect for while we’re running everything online!

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Make a Donation – help us benefit others

As a registered charity maintaining our building and all our activities, plus trying to reach and benefit more and more people, is a big venture. Any donations, large or small, would be greatly appreciated. 

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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.

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