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.

Even a simple breathing meditation can be quite powerful. We can see from this practice that it is possible to experience inner peace and contentment just by controlling the mind, without having to depend at all upon external conditions.

When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.

So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we will be able to reduce this stress.

We will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.

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. 

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


Each week starting Monday 8th June the following video classes will be offered:

Learning Meditation: a three-week series

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

Learning Buddhism: a three-week series

Find out about Buddhist beliefs and way of life and learn what makes someone Buddhist.



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



All online prayer sessions are temporarily suspended – apologies for any inconvenience.

Ganden KBC is live-streaming the daily prayer sessions (puja) that take place in the meditation room at the Centre. 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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