Sundays in Halifax

Welcome back to classes

***PLEASE NOTE: we are currently awaiting confirmation that these classes can go ahead when Calderdale move into Tier 3 restrictions. Bookings are temporarily paused and everyone who has booked please check your emails for updates. ***

Join us on Sundays for meditation classes that can improve the quality of your life. Seating is on chairs and there’s no need for special clothing. Each class includes guided meditations and an inspiring teaching. There’s no need for any previous experience and you can book any week. Everyone is welcome!


Sundays 7 – 8:15pm (see dates below)

£5 per class with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma & Buddhist Teacher Martin Allingham

at Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road, HALIFAX, HX1 1UZ

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Overcoming Stress & Anxiety

3-week series of meditation classes

Sundays 7 – 8:15pm  |  October 4, 11, 18

Anxiety and stress are increasingly common problems for people in our busy, modern world, especially in these current times. These states of mind prevent us from experiencing peace and enjoying life.

These classes will explore meditation methods and ways of thinking derived from Buddha’s teachings that will help us to let go of our stressed and anxious minds and deal with our negative emotions more confidently and effectively. In this way we can learn to control our mind, rather than allowing our mind to control us.

Everybody is welcome – no need for any previous experience of meditation.






Introduction to Meditation

3-week series of meditation classes

Sundays 7 – 8:15pm  |  November 8, 15, 22

These classes will provide a comprehensive introduction to meditation, offering guidelines on developing and deepening meditation practice for complete beginners.

Learn meditations to relax body and mind, achieve inner peace and mental clarity, and develop a kind and patient attitude towards others.

These simple guided meditations that can be practised by anyone. With regular practice, these meditations help us to experience inner peace and mental clarity, and to increase our love and compassion for others.

Everybody is welcome – no need for any previous experience of meditation.




Please note: This event is for attending in-person. Attendance is strictly by pre-booking only.

If you are vulnerable in any way we suggest that you choose one of our online class options instead. These classes will be recorded and offered as an online video option. Click here for details

If you choose to attend in person, please take note of the following safety rules before you book:

  • Face-masks must be worn in the building – please remember to bring a face covering with you. If you forget to bring your own, a donation for a face-mask will apply
  • Maximum of 20 people can attend with seating 2m apart so attendance is strictly by pre-booking only
  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 – 10 minutes before class start time
  • Hand-sanitizer will be provided at the entrance to the building
  • Contact details will be required on arrival for test and trace purposes
  • Please no talking, singing, or chanting during the class
  • If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or have developed symptoms (principally high temperature, persistent cough, loss of smell or taste among others) within the last 14 days, or, if you live with/or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or had symptoms of Covid-19 within the last 14 days, please do not attend.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.








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.

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. 







Martin Allingham is a senior student of Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre and has been practising and teaching meditation for many years. He has a wonderfully uplifting way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and brings a very practical approach to living life more mindfully.