Samudra Buddhist Centre, Buxton
Meditation for Everyone
Autumn meditation classes in Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop, Leek, Macclesfield, Prestbury and Whaley Bridge


Series 1: Mindful Living - Protecting Ourself

The Autumn Term 1 dates of our popular weekly meditation classes in Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop, Leek, Macclesfield, Prestbury and Whaley Bridge are now online.

See the class schedule for dates and times in your area.

Free Sunday Class
Meditation for Peace
Sundays, 6.30 - 7.30pm


Begin your week with meditation and brief prayers for peace. Suitable for beginners and those with experience. We sit on chairs.

September 1, 8, 15, 22
October 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB

Dealing with Difficult People and Situations
A Half-Day Course
Saturday 21 September 2019, 10.00 - 12.45pm


We can all have someone (or more) in our lives who we find difficult to deal with, as well as challenging situations in our daily lives. Learn steps to take to help you keep a balanced and positive mind for these circumstances.

Venue: Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield, SK10 1EE

Cost: £12

Free Friday Lunchtime Meditation Sessions
Fridays, 12.15 - 12.45pm


Suitable for beginners and those with experience.

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB

International Fall Festival
Finding the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment
Saturday 27 September - Thursday 3 October 2019


The 2019 NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival is a festival of modern Buddhist teachings, meditations and blessing empowerment.

It is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to use the scientific methods of modern Buddhism to solve their daily life problems, enjoy lasting inner peace, and eventually attain the supreme happiness of full enlightenment.

Special location
The Festival will be held in the new Temple for World Peace at International Kadampa Retreat Center (IKRC) Grand Canyon Arizona from September 27 to October 3, 2019.

It will be preceded by the official opening and blessing of the new Temple currently under construction on the site.

The Mirror of Dharma
Presented by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, the theme of the Festival will be "Finding the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment."

During the week of teachings and meditations, Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab will pass on the precious transmission blessings and commentary of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's latest book, The Mirror of Dharma.

There will also be a blessing empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion.

Venue: International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, 6701 Mountain Ranch Resort Dr, Williams, AZ, USA,

Happiness Retreat
Love is All You Need
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 October 2019


Take this wonderful opportunity to bring inspiration and happiness to yourself and others in the beautiful setting of Tara Centre, South Derbyshire. We will focus on powerful guided meditations on love to open our hearts to reveal our natural potential for love and it's fruit happiness. The retreat will be led by Gen Kelsang Sangye of Samudra Centre and Gen Kelsang Chodor of Heart Jewel Centre.

Accommodation will be available for those who wish to stay on site, including single and shared rooms and dormitory. Prices include meals. For dorm please bring own sleeping bag. Rooms include bed linen and towels.

Single Ensuite £100
Single £95
Twin £90 per person
Double £90 per person
Dorm £80
Non res £55 for whole course
Non res £28 for Saturday only

Booking opens from 1.00pm on 14 September.

Venue: Tara KMC, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire, DE65 6HT

Living Lightly - The Ultimate Nature of Things
A Day Course
Saturday 19 October 2019, 10.00 - 5.00pm


Our daily life is characterized by grasping tightly at the things we normally see, causing us many problems and unhappiness. Through Buddha's profound wisdom we can learn how to live lightly in the world by understanding it's ultimate nature Emptiness.

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB

Cost: £20

Fall Festival Review Teaching
Sunday 13 October 2019, 10.00 - 12.00pm


More information to come at a later date

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB

Rooms to Rent
A clean and peaceful environment to live


Are you interested in living in a small community where you can improve your experience of meditation? Samudra Centre is close to the town centre with easy access to public transport, shops, and leisure facilities,and an area of outstanding natural beauty on our doorstep! We offer a clean, warm, friendly and peaceful environment where up to four residents can study and develop their dharma practice whilst helping others to do the same. Long and short term stays are welcome where rooms are available. Contact us at Mobile: 07527292908, Landline: 01298 79777 or email us at

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB

Foundation Programme Study Classes
Deepen your experience in Buddha's teachings


If you wish to deepen your experience in Buddha's teachings and find meaning and lasting happiness in your modern lives you will enjoy the Foundation Programme. These classes are held at the centre and are designed for students who wish to advance their studies.

Venue: Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB

Inspirational NKT Videos
A Great Collection of Dharma Jewels for your Viewing


Do you need that extra boost of inspiration? Waiting online for you is the New Kadampa Tradition YouTube Channel which is packed with videos and talks from past NKT events that you may have missed.

View many gems of wisdom from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and other amazing NKT Teachers.

Gen Sangye Teaching in Preston
Short inspiring videos to use for your next meditation


Are you looking for some words of wisdom to use in your every day contemplations. Click the buttons below and watch fantastic teachings on mindfulness by Gen Sangye.

Free E-Book
How to Transform Your Life


Solve your own and others' problems. Through practising the instructions presented in this eBook we can transform our life from a state of misery into one of pure and everlasting happiness. These instructions are scientific methods to improve our human nature. Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful.

This eBook is offered to everyone completely free. Download it today!

Free E-Book
Modern Buddhism


This eBook Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Download it today!

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