Meditation & Modern Buddhism in Calderdale


Welcome to Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre Online

We run meditation classes, courses and retreats for all levels of experience and interest. Everyone can learn to meditate and experience the many and varied benefits that a peaceful, controlled mind brings.

We are based in Halifax, West Yorkshire but we run classes throughout Calderdale and the local area. 

We are currently running in-person and online classes. Scroll down for class info or use the menu to navigate. 


We’re delighted to announce that starting in November we’ll be open 11am-2pm on Thursdays and Fridays.
You’ll be able to drop-in to buy books, meditation CDs and downloads, Buddhist art, greetings cards, incense, candles and other beautiful items and gifts.
There will also be a lunchtime meditation class on those days 12:30-1:00pm so come along and relax your body and mind.
We’re looking to extend these hours as our number of volunteer receptionists increase. If you’d like to volunteer in the shop and/or reception on these or any other days just get in touch by emailing 

Please note that some safety measures remain in place at Ganden Centre. 

  • Please wear a face-covering in the building and during classes unless you have an exemption.

  • As Covid symptoms can vary, if you feel unwell in any way or have been in contact with anyone with confirmed Covid, please do not attend.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Join in a Centre Cherishing event

Next one is Sat 20th November 11:30am – 1:30pm

All are welcome to this volunteer morning when we fix, tidy, sort and clean things. 

Centre Cherishing is a great way to support Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre and to get to know the community.  Refreshments are provided.

Please contact us at if you would like to come to Centre Cherishing.


Sunday 7th November ~ 10:30am start

Canal walk from Eastwood to Hebden Bridge park, followed by meditation in the park (weather permitting) 🧘‍♀️🧘 Kids and dogs are very welcome! 🐶 
Get involved:
1. Join us for all or part of the walk – whole walk is approximately 2 miles, but some people will join for the final half a mile. Please email us for meeting points at
2. Donate towards the walk at
3. Share the donation page with friends and family and on your social media ❤


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.

To find other Centres in the UK and around the world go to


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