Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong offers a broad range of classes, for differing levels of ability and interest. All of these classes are taught by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Tonglam.
Everyone is welcome to attend any of these classes, but you may find this page useful in helping you decide where to start or which class to move on to next.
More details about each of these classes can be found under the ‘Regular Classes’ menu option.
Learn to Meditate
This is an obvious place for complete beginners to start. The course is offered in two formats, either three weeks of evening classes on a Wednesday, or a half day on a single Sunday.
The course covers the basics of simple meditation techniques, including guidance on posture and how to create the best environment for meditation in our own homes. It also explores the mechanics of meditation showing how we can cultivate our mindfulness and alertness. Finally, it introduces more contemplative and profound forms of meditation.
This course is absolutely ideal for beginners, but also provides an excellent refresher for anyone at any stage of their meditative journey.
Meditation & Advice for Daily Life
This is our main evening drop in class. Practical and light-hearted, it presents a range of meditation techniques and life skills drawn from Buddha’s teachings. The classes are grouped into short courses from a few to several weeks long covering topics such as how to overcome stress, how to manage anger, how to maintain a loving heart and peaceful mind in the midst of our busy lives and so forth.
The class includes a short meditation on the breath, a simple Buddhist prayer, a talk on the main topic of the evening leading to a guided meditation. After the class there is an opportunity to socialise with the other attendees and ask questions of the teacher in an informal setting.
Tuesdays evening drop in class Wednesday morning drop in class
In Depth Meditation Course
For those wanting a more systematic and profound approach to Buddhist meditation, we offer our Wednesday night drop in class.
This class takes a more formal, but still very practical and accessible approach to meditation. It includes traditional Buddhist meditation chants and extended periods of silence for meditation.
Study Programmes: Foundation Programme & Teacher Training Programme
For those wanting a comprehensive understanding and experience of the Buddhist path, we offer our study programmes. On these programmes the students and teacher work page by page through specific texts authored by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Each class consists of formal Buddhist meditation prayers, guided meditations, transmission and commentary of the text, and discussion in pairs. There are regular group discussions and an active participation is encouraged from all the students.
Everyone is welcome to attend one or two taster classes to see if the programme is for you. Thereafter the study programmes are enrolment courses where students commit themselves for a book or a section of a book and complete the course with a written exam. Each enrolment period is approximately six months (with regular breaks for holidays etc).
Foundation Programme Teacher Training Programme