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
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