Weekdays 12.30pm – 1 pm

Cost: £2.50
Senior Citizen and Student discount: £1 per class

Create some space and peace in your busy day. This drop in lunchtime meditation class is open to everyone from absolute beginners to more experienced meditators.

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Mondays 7.30pm – 9pm

with Kadam Chris Heyes
Cost: £6.50 Drop-in

These Monday classes are suitable for everyone, especially newcomers. Learn practical instructions on how to solve our daily problems, overcome stress and keep a positive, peaceful mind through Modern Buddhism and meditation. Learn how to integrate mindfulness and meditation techniques in your daily life.

Those evening classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually. Feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis.

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Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9pm

with Lorraine Quinn
Drop-in cost: £6.50

Learn more about how to transform your life, keep a positive mind and stay strong in the face of adversity through understanding and experience of basic Buddhist teachings. These classes combine the practical instruction of two guided meditations and an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. This evening drop-in class is open to everyone.

No previous experience required 🙂

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Wednesdays 7 pm – 9.45pm

If you wish to go deeper in your understanding and practice, you can join the Foundation Programme (FP). FP is a fully structured study programme designed by Venerable Geshe-la to enhance our understanding, experience, and practice of meditation, giving us great confidence to solve all our problems and experience deep and lasting happiness. You can join at any time and receive great benefit from the teachings of Modern Buddhism. The study class is open to everyone.

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Thursdays 7 pm – 8.15 pm

with Bea Burrows
Drop-in cost: £6

Learn the Buddhist approach to overcome your stress, anxiety, anger and other disturbing states of mind that prevents us from enjoying life.
Change with wisdom your old habits with new, beneficial one to experience inner freedom, happiness and peace.

These classes are suitable for everyone and especially newcomers. The classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually. Feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis.

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Twice a Month Sunday Mornings
10:30am- 11:45am

This free public class held in our world peace temple is open to everyone and provides an opportunity to experience the peace of meditation and learn practical tools to solve our daily problems through the application of Buddha’s timeless advice. The teachings will be based on the inspiring book “Transform Your Life” written by the contemporary meditation master and founder of Leicester KMC, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

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World Peace Café

Open every day 10.30am – 4pm

We aim to give people a peaceful place to come, meet and relax to enjoy good food in a friendly atmosphere.
Come in for coffee & cake or a delicious vegetarian lunch.

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Becoming a member at KMC Leicester gives you the benefit of both Nagarjuna Centres

Nagarjuna KMC Leicester City Centre
Nagarjuna KMC Thornby Hall, Thornby

Becoming a supporting member of Nagarjuna Centre is the most economical way to enjoy our classes, retreats and day courses, while also supporting the growth of this extraordinary resource.

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Nagarjuna KMC Leicester

Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) Leicester, was established to provide people in Leicester and the surrounding areas with the opportunity to learn how to meditate and practice Buddha’s teachings.

It is a special place of tranquillity, relaxation, reflection and friendship. It is home to an international community who share a similar wish to make their lives meaningful by finding lasting peace and happiness from within and helping others to do the same.

Our Centre is open to the public and offers a variety of meditation classes from beginner’s classes on Monday evening to our in-depth classes on Wednesdays. We also have lunchtime classes and regular monthly events.

There is something for everyone – for both beginners and more experienced meditators alike.

Kadam Chris Heyes

Kadam Chris Heyes is the Resident Teacher at Nagarjuna Leicester KMC. He is a dedicated student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 27 years.

Kadam Chris is married with two children and shows by example how to integrate meditation into a busy family life. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life.

Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts. Kadam Chris is also a renowned Kadampa Buddhist artist.

Term Dates 2019

4 Feb – 12 Apr
(lunchtime classes run to 18th April)
29 Apr – 23 May
3 Jun – 25 July

World Peace Café Leicester

This vegetarian and vegan cafe opened in 2010. It is run solely by a team of international volunteers, which makes it an exceptional place to visit. Our Café offers a peaceful environment; it is quickly
becoming the place to meet in Leicester.

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New Kadampa Tradition

NKT-logo-smallThe New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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