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A month of classes and courses aimed at helping you transform your life

How to beat anxiety and depression

Maybe you’ve tried everything else and this could be the time for you to try a more meaningful solution.

With weekly teachings and with relaxing meditations, we can find our way out of these painful states of mind and begin to live a life free from suffering.

The programme

Weekly classes live-streamed on Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm (accessible for 5 days)

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Online

with Gen-la Kunsang

Beyond Anxiety

A Two Day Retreat For Everyone

Sat & Sun 20, 21 March

8 retreat sessions guided by Jeff Simm (available for catch-up for 5 days)


Tuesdays 7-8.30pm | March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Saturday & Sunday 20, 21 March

How the course is run

A link will be sent to your email address weekly just before the class start time and will remain valid for five days. If you don’t receive an email, please check your junk folder, as it may have landed there!

About the course

Many people today feel lost, even broken, with life seeming to have no meaning. Worry, anxiety, despair and depression consume both energy and relationships across the world, everybody is involved. This programme will explain how it is possible for us to transform our mind from its present confused and self-centred state into perfect wisdom and compassion and thereby fulfil our deepest wishes for a happy life.

the teacher of the Tuesday classes

Gen-la Kunsang

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsangis the principal teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh. She is highly experienced, well-respected and has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years.

She is also the National Spiritual Director of Italy, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa and teaches at National Festivals.

She has won the admiration and affection of many students through her pure example and loving-kindness.

Her teachings are powerful and clear.

the teacher of the retreat weekend

Jeff Simm

Jeff Simm is a long time practitioner and meditation teacher based in Manchester. He has taught meditation for over 20 years.

He has a diploma in psychotherapy and counselling, as well as a doctorate from Manchester Business School.

He spent 15 years as a senior project manager for a criminal justice reform organisation, addressing issues such as racism, mental health and educational disadvantage.

He also worked as a commercial copywriter for a national newspaper group.

Topics for Tuesday classes

2nd March Developing Confidence and Inner Strength

9th March Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times

16th March Using Problems as Solutions

23rd March Taking the Sting Out of Painful Emotions

30th March The Wisdom That Overcomes All Fear

Topics for Weekend meditation retreat

20 March – Day 1 Correctly Identifying and Reducing Anxiety

Session 1: What needs to be done – where to begin

Session 2: Finding mental space – finding relief

Session 3: It’s not your fault, it’s not a weakness

Session 4: First aid for anxious moments

21 March – Day 2 Abandoning Anxiety

Session 1: The problem with problems

Session 2: Make your world less harsh

Session 3: Who is it that is anxious?

Session 4: Putting anxiety in its place

Cost package

£50 OR become a member and have access to all our classes for £30/ month

Member Reviews

what people say about us

I am so grateful to you all at the centre for making this online experience possible.



Thank you for all the wonderful teaching and friendship you have given us this year.

Looking forward to learning more (and trying harder) in the new year.

John & Julia


No question, just really enjoying listening to Gen-la’s enthusiasm and wisdom. Many thanks



Who we are

Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh’s centre opened its own location on Leith Walk in 2018 after 20 years of running meditation classes in Edinburgh and East Coast.

Our founder is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche who is a fully accomplished meditation master and scholar. Born in Tibet and resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of 23 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has founded over 1300 Kadampa Meditation Centres and groups throughout the world.

Normally you would be welcome to come and experience the benefits of meditation at our Centre on Leith Walk but whilst Covid restrictions apply all our classes can be found online for you to access, wherever you are, on your phone, tablet or computer.

Wherever we look it appears that the situation outside is getting worse. However we can’t control what goes on in the world but we can control our reaction to it. 

Our classes will help you to develop a successful meditation practice that will result in an experience of inner peace in your mind which you can then share with others. 

KMC Edinburgh  is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition –
International Kadampa Buddhist Union. Registered Charity no. SC038810