Meditation & Modern Buddhism in Calderdale



Welcome to Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre Online

Along with many other institutions, Ganden KBC is unfortunately closed to the public for the foreseeable future.

However, the good news is that you will still be able to join in many of our activities online from this page.  

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!



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 temporarily being offered online. Advance registration is required to attend these classes.

Classes are uploaded at 9am each Monday and available to view anytime until 1pm Saturday.

In order to cherish your local Centre these classes are only intended for people who reside in our regular catchment area of Calderdale, Todmorden, Brighouse, Queensbury, Cleckheaton and local area. 

If you live elsewhere, you can click hereto find online classes at your local Kadampa Centre.



Streaming now until 18th July the following video classes will be offered:

Mindfulness of the Breath: a seven-day course

In this course you will build familiarity with practising mindfulness of the breath, which means training in focusing on the breath without forgetting it. Forgetfulness is one of the major obstacles to meditation; if we forget the object of meditation we have nothing to concentrate on. The principal opponent to forgetfulness is mindfulness; mindfulness is the life force of meditation.

The course is offered as seven 20-minute video sessions designed to be viewed once a day for seven days. In this way you will build the positive habit of a regular meditation practice and experience the benefits that come from training your mind.

Ideal for beginners and those wishing to improve their concentration.

£7 for the course. Click here for more information and booking



Learning Meditation: a three-class series

Learn the basics of meditation and mindfulness and become familiar with some simple, guided meditations that anyone can learn to do.

Class 1 – beginning meditation; developing inner peace

Class 2 – meditation to reduce negative thinking

Class 3 – meditation to nurture positive thinking

Ideal for beginners and those wishing to improve their concentration.

£12 for the series. Click here for more information and booking




Learning Buddhism: a three-class series

Would you like to find out about Buddhist beliefs and way of life,  or learn what makes someone Buddhist?

In these classes Kelsang Chogma gives an overview of basic Buddhist principles, such as a deeper understanding of the mind, karma, rebirth, compassion, wisdom and how we can achieve our potential through meditation.

All these principles can be practically applied to daily life to help us lead a peaceful and meaningful life.

£12 for the series. Click here for more information and booking




Book for a bundle of three 30-minute audio meditation classes led by experienced Buddhist teachers. The classes can be listened to as many times as you wish from 9am on the Monday morning up until 1pm on the Saturday. Each week will have a new bundle available to book.

Every week starting Monday 8th June. 

More information and online booking for the audio bundles




UPLIFT & INSPIRE YOUR MIND – the power of prayer and meditation

Online course with Kelsang Chogma 

Two video classes to view on-demand up until 18th July.

In these challenging times it’s easy for our mind to become unhappy and negative, to feel low, lose hope and feel helpless.

At those times, the power of meditation and prayer is incredibly effective for transforming our state of mind. Prayer and meditation strengthen our connection to the Buddhas and holy beings, connecting us to an incredible source of spiritual strength. The more we connect to their powerful spiritual presence, the more swiftly they can help us move to a peaceful state of clarity, acceptance and compassion.

On this online course, Kelsang Chogma explains simple meditation and prayer practices that we can do for our own benefit and on behalf of others.

Cost is £7 (free to Gold Card and Season-ticket holders)







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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