Everyone welcome


Gen-la Kunsang teaching meditation

Find a class to watch online or attend in-person

Our Centre has re-opened to the public. Online classes will continue for those unable to attend live classes.

To attend in-person please pre-book your place (*as space is limited)

Take some time out to cultivate inner peace and enjoy the rest of the day with an inspired and positive mind. These classes combine guided meditations with a ‘thought for the day’ on practical methods of how to stay happy and positive through the challenges of modern life.

No previous experience required.

Attend in-person at the centre.

COST: £5-£7/ CLASS

What exactly is our mind? How does it work? And how can we control it? With a clearer and better perspective life becomes happier, more balanced and moves steadily forward.

In this course Gen-la will explain how to use our own mind to make this transformation for ourselves.

Tuesday evenings 7-8.15pm attend in-person, livestream and catch-up for 5 days

COST: £10/ CLASS, £30 for all 4 classes

how to let go of the past


Gen-la Kunsang will encourage us to break the chains of guilt, resentment and disappointment: what we did to others, what others did to us and the feeling that life should always have been better

Saturday 19 June,  2-3.30pm attend in-person, livestream and catch-up for 5 days

COST: £10/ Course

30 minute meditations

Learn meditations to make our inner mental space like a clear blue sky, the nature of peace. Learn the essential techniques for decluttering your mind, and fulfil your wishes for a focused and happy life.

Series of 30 minute guided meditations

available to listen online

COST: £21 for 5 classes

The quick way to boost self-confidence


Our problem is that we get a lot wrong about our self. We identify ourselves incorrectly. Buddha says we are what we identify with. It’s as simple as that. There is a choice. This means we need to stop identifying with the aspects of ourselves which actually undermine our confidence and wellbeing and instead start to identify with our positive qualities and potential. Everyone can do this – but it is not that obvious or we would have already done it ourselves! We need to be more flexible about our positive self and less rigid about the negative one.

Saturday 3 July,  2-3.30pm attend in-person, livestream and catch-up for 5 days

COST: £10/ Course

Daily ideas to not just cope but thrive


But Buddha says stop selling yourself short. Don’t just cope, thrive!

By making a few simple changes in our views and attitudes we can make every day a meaningful day. Then we have no disappointment or regrets. We are moving forward, improving our human nature, our confidence and our happiness. The teacher will explain some essential insights and meditations which, if we take them to heart, will definitely put our life on an upward trend.

Saturday 10 July,  2-3.30pm attend in-person, livestream and catch-up for 5 days

COST: £10/ Course

day retreat on love


If it brings unhappiness, it cannot be love. It is attachment – to people or things. If we really want to be happy we have to know this difference and how to identify and develop love within our own minds. We can learn love and we can grow it. This is what we will do on this day of meditation. It is one of the most important lessons we can learn in our entire life.

Saturday 24 July,  10am-4.30pm attend in-person, livestream and catch-up for 5 days

COST: £20/ Course

All our classes include two guided mediations and a talk on how to incorporate meditation and Buddhist principles into daily life. 

Topics covered include improving relationships, developing confidence, gaining peace of mind, coping with stress and dealing with anger.

More info:

all the classes above are offered at no extra cost for members

If you book to watch the class online: Receive a link when you book so that you can join the live-stream talk

have 72 hours to listen after the live-stream 

Did you know you’d only have to pay £30 and you’ll have access to all of our courses and 30 minute weekly series of classes with our Online Only Membership!

More information about membership by clicking here


I feel very fortunate to have discovered the Edinburgh Kadampa Meditation Centre. With the help of the loving kindness and warm welcome of the teachers and staff there I have been introduced to teachings on Buddha Dharma which I know will provide me with a path to happiness I could not have found anywhere else. I am at the beginning of a learning process. I look forward to building on that and wish to express a deep gratitude to everyone at The Kadampa Centre who contribute towards that lovely experience. I will be forever grateful.
A heart felt thank you for both of these sessions and teachings today. I found the 2nd session very powerful and the teachings today have really given me things to think about which I’m excited to reflect on. I’m so grateful to be a part of this and thank you for your calm and considered wisdom and guidance.
Map of Eligible Area for online teachings