EVERYONE IS WELCOME at Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre in Pocklington, near York. Thousands of people visit us each year.
We are a Centre of Modern Buddhism that is open to the public year-round.
ENJOY MEDITATION classes, courses and retreats, relax in the World Peace Café,
stroll around the stunning grounds, unwind as a guest in the B&B, or volunteer your time and skills.
OUR CLASSES, COURSES & RETREATS offer something for everyone, of all levels of interest and experience, including those who have never meditated. We invite you to explore our website and look forward to your visit.

New year Course
Weekend Course with Gen Tharpa
Fri 16-18 November
New year Course
Learn to Meditate Courses
Nov 2 – 4,
Mar 15th – 17th, Jun 28th – 30th
New year Course
Free Morning & Lunchtime Meditations 

Weekdays 8:30am & 12:30pm
Weekends 2pm*

New year Course
Meditation and Meal
28 Oct, 25 Nov






7.30 – 8.45pm Introduction

Fri 16th – Sun 18th November

Living Meaningfully – Dying Joyfully weekend course with Gen Tharpa

In our society, death and dying are often perceived as inherently negative topics of conversation and are often shrouded in confusion, grief and suffering. However, Buddhism offers a completely different perspective based on a profound understanding of the process of dying, the meaning of death, and what we can do to protect ourself and help others during such a critical passage in our life.


10 – 11.15am  Session1

12 – 1pm         Session 2

4.30 – 6pm      Session 3 incl. Q&A

7.30 – 8.30      Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog (chanted prayers)


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10 – 11.15am  Session 4

12 – 1pm         Session 5 incl. Q&A






Sunday 23rd
7:30 – 9pm Introduction
9pm            Hot Chocolate Refreshments in the lounge



Wednesday 26th
9:30 – 11am     Session 7
12 – 1pm          Session 8
3 – 4pm            Session 9 Q&A
5 – 6pm            Session 10
7.30 – 8.30pm WFJ

Sun 23rd – Thur 27th December:

Growing your Good Heart – Bodhichitta with Gen Kelsang Gomchen, Resident Teacher of KMC London

The teachings and meditations will be based on Guide to the Bodhisattva’s way of Life.

Contemplating the verses in Shantideva’s Guide has a profoundly liberating effect on the mind. Gen Gomchen will explain their meaning in a way that is practical and relevant to everyday life and help us to  move from suffering and conflict to happiness and peace, and gradually enter, make progress along and complete the path to enlightenment.

Monday 24th
9:30 – 11am     Session 1
12 – 1pm          Session 2
3 – 4pm            Session 3 Q&A
5 – 6pm            Session 4
7.30 – 8.30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel chanted prayers
Thursday 27th
9:30 – 11am Session 11
12 – 1pm      Session 12



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Tuesday 25th
11 – 12:30am  Session 5 with Prayers for World Peace
1pm                 Special Christmas Lunch
4:30- 5:30pm  Session 6
7:30 – 9:15pm Offering the Spiritual Guide chanted                                           prayers