Foundation Programme

We are currently on a break and classes will resume in September

Class Details

Wednesday Evenings 7.00pm – 9.45pm

With: Resident Teacher Kadam Chris Heyes


Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre
17 Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ
directly behind Leicester Cathedral

A Special Study & Meditation Class

The Foundation Programme is a specially designed study class that functions to increase our understanding and deepen our experience of Buddhist Meditation.

“The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful, if our mind is peaceful we shall be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we shall experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we shall find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we shall experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually we shall be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstance” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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.

We are currently studying ‘How to Understand the Mind, by Geshe-la. ‘ This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and function can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives’ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. You can join at any time and receive great benefit. The study class is open to everyone.

The Teacher

Kadam Chris Heyes is the Resident Teacher of Nagarjuna Leicester Kadampa Meditation Centre.  He is a dedicated student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 25 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. Other events with Kadam Chris.

Course fees and booking

The study programme is open to everyone and is from 7.00pm – 9.45pm every Wednesday. If you are interested in enrolling, or require further information or you would like a three week trial period you can contact the Education Programme Coordinator on 0116 262 0317 or email:

To become a member click here

Term Dates

Apr 26 – May 24 | Jun 7 – Jul 19     |  Sep  6 – Oct 4 | Oct 18 – Dec 6

About Kadampa Meditation Centre Leicester

Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) is a modern non-traditional Buddhist Temple in the heart of Leicester. The centre offers a special place of tranquillity, relaxation, reflection and friendship and is a doorway to inner peace. It offers a year-round programme of courses and classes for all levels, from basic meditation courses to special meditation study groups and retreats. You do not have to be a Buddhist to attend or to benefit from any of these.

Our Classes and Events

We have daily Lunchtime classes from Mondays to Fridays 12.30pm – 1.00pm

We offer evening drop-in classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays, which are suitable for all. We also have a free class once a month on a Sunday morning.

On Wednesday evenings we have our Foundation Programme, which is a special meditation and study group for those wishing to deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

Once a month we have half-day and full-day-courses.

To keep in touch with all the events happening at the centre, you can subscribe to our newsletter on our Home page or subscribe to our events page on Facebook. Visit meditate.leicester.

You can contact us during working hours 11.00am – 4.00pm 0n 0116 262 0317, if we are not available you can leave a voice message or you can email us at