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A Special Place of Peace & Refuge

For the benefit of the people of Liverpool and Merseyside

Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) Liverpool has served as a special place of peace and refuge for all the people of Liverpool and Merseyside since 1994. In 2019 we celebrated 25 years! The meditation and Buddhist practices taught at the centre and its local branches are suitable for everyone, from those who seek simple relaxation, to those who wish to find lasting inner peace and contentment through following the Buddhist way of life.
The centre is a registered charity and is run entirely by volunteers both Buddhist and non Buddhist for the benefit of the people of Liverpool and Merseyside.

Our Founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, an international union of Kadampa Buddhist Centers with over 1200 Centers and branches worldwide. Geshe Kelsang is primarily responsible for the worldwide revival of Kadampa Buddhism in our time.

Born in Tibet in 1931 and ordained a Buddhist monk at the age of eight, Geshe Kelsang then studied extensively in the great monastic universities of Tibet and earned the title “Geshe”, which literally means “spiritual friend”, under the guidance of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, his Spiritual Guide. After leaving Tibet in 1959, he spent the next eighteen years in meditation retreats in the Himalayan region and northern India. In 1977, he accepted an invitation from Manjushri Buddhist Centre in Ulverston, England, to take up residence as their Spiritual Teacher, and in 1982 he became a naturalized British citizen. Since arriving in the UK, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has worked tirelessly to establish Buddhadharma in the West and to fulfill the wishes of those who wish to practice Buddhism. During these years he has given extensive teachings on major Mahayana Buddhist scriptures. These teachings, which are exceptionally clear and easy to understand, have been published as a number of highly acclaimed books that bridge perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and contemporary life.

He has established three unique study programs and over 1200 Centers and branches around the world, trained qualified teachers and a flourishing ordained community, and created a project to build Buddhist temples in every major city in the world.In his teachings, Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply it in daily life, the need to be truly happy, and how to cultivate a good heart to help others. He not only demonstrates these qualities perfectly in his own life, he inspires so many people from so many different countries because he teaches by example. He is a humble Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people throughout the world find true happiness.

Our Teacher

Gen Kelsang Tilopa is a senior Kadampa teacher appointed by NKT to be the Resident Teacher of KMC Liverpool for six months from February 2023 during Kelsang Gyalpo’s attendance on the Intensive Teacher Training Programme at Manjushri KMC. 

Gen Tilopa has been a Resident Teacher for almost 25 years giving teachings in Scotland and in the United States in Atlanta Georgia; Columbia South Carolina; Chattanooga Tennessee; and in Asheville, Durham/Chapel Hill, and Charlotte North Carolina. In 2016 Vajradhara Kadampa Buddhist Center in Charlotte became Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina.

At the request of NKT Gen Tilopa returned to the UK in January 2023 to become a resident and a teacher in Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center.

Born and educated in Scotland, Gen Tilopa brings to the teachings of pure Kadam Dharma his varied life experiences to help and guide his students, and to show how pure Dharma teachings and practice can improve the quality of our daily lives at work, at home, and in our everyday relationships.

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Gen Tilopa

Resident Teacher

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Pauline Kinrade

Formby Teacher

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Kelsang Gogden

Teacher

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Lesley Bower

St Helens Teacher

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Fiona Gordon

Crosby Teacher

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Eddie Daley

 Southport Teacher 

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