Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre

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Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) is the main New Kadampa Tradition Buddhist Centre for North & Central London. It is located in Golders Green, and was founded in 1992 aiming "to provide a venue for Kadampa teachings in the London region". Roughly 20 students live and study at Heruka KMC. In addition the main meditation room, the Centre contains a small library and a shop that offers books published by Tharpa Publications, CDs, and artwork, and gifts.

The Centre organises weekly meditation classes at over 20 venues in and around London;[1] the classes feature guided meditations, basic Buddhist teachings, and question-and-answer sessions. Kadam John McBretney serves as the Resident Teacher for the Centre, and is responsible for teaching the main weekly classes taught at the Centre.[2]

Heruka KMC also runs special weekend courses on a regular basis; these courses take a closer look at particular aspects of Buddhism and meditation. In addition, the Centre offers study programmes for the in-depth study of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's commentaries to Buddhist texts, and regular meditation retreats. Pujas or chanted meditations are also regularly held at the Centre.

Heruka KMC is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, which comprises over 1100 Centres and classes around the globe.[3]


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Coordinates: 51°34′18″N 0°11′55″W / 51.5716°N 0.1987°W / 51.5716; -0.1987