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!


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 with replay available for 7 days. 


In-person meditation sessions at Ganden Centre

Sat 8th & 15th May 

Take some time out of your Saturday to uplift your mind and cultivate a feeling of inner peace with these guided meditation sessions.

Ideal for beginners.

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Why We Meditate on Death

Sat 8th May 10 – 11:15am

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet few of us have come to terms with this fact.

This class will be offered as a pre-recorded video class available for 7 days.

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How to Grow When Times Are Hard

Live-stream every Weds 7pm with catch-up for 7 days

How to keep going, control your mind and find inner peace through meditation and positive thinking. 

Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners.

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Day Retreat at Fielden Hall, Todmorden

Sunday 13th June 10am-3pm

Clear your mind, reduce your worries and enjoy some silence on this one day retreat in the peaceful setting of Fielden Hall. BOOKING OPENS 1st MAY

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The Three Study Programmes

From drop-in classes to in-depth study, there’s something for all levels of interest and experience.

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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.

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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. 

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The 2021 international brochure showing the latest developments in Modern Kadampa Buddhism worldwide, and the international teaching program of Festivals and Dharma Celebrations for the year is now available. 

The brochure shows the extraordinary developments in Kadam Dharma around the world that have emanated from the heart of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. 

This year you can download two PDF versions, one for mobile devices and one for desktops. Click here to go to the brochure download page.




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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