welcome to Kadampa Meditation Centre Southampton

‘The purpose of meditation is to make your mind calm and peaceful’.

‘Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible’. 

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Everybody is welcome

KMC Southampton is part of a worldwide net of Kadampa Meditation Centres that offers meditation classes for all levels and gives an introduction to Modern Buddhism. Founded by the Meditation Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Centre has been established in Southampton for over 20 years, moving to its current city centre location in September 2017.

Until the Centre can reopen its doors, which we hope this can be at the beginning of September, we continue live-streaming our Meditation Classes.  If you can’t make the class or wish to see it again, you will be able to Catch up  for sometime (see on the class description) once the live class has ended (via zoom or vimeo video links) |  Audio recordings are available for purchase for you to keep | Membership Cards are available to access as many classes as you want and save money.

Our Resident Teacher is a Kadampa Buddhist nun and qualified meditation teacher Gen Kelsang Lekma. Bringing nearly 30 years of meditation experience, she teaches with humour and clarity, helping those of all levels to meditate to make progress. We also have many qualified Kadampa meditation teachers trained by her.

Guided Meditation Retreat with Gen Lekma

Guided Meditation Retreat with Gen Lekma

14-16 Aug | Live streamed & 7 Days Catch up
Summer Break | Online Meditations

Summer Break | Online Meditations

Healing Meditations that bring deep sense of well-being to us and others.
Basics of Meditation | Wednesdays

Basics of Meditation | Wednesdays

Starting 12th Aug | 7:30-8:30pm
2-Week Course | In August with Gen Lekma

2-Week Course | In August with Gen Lekma

17th & 31st Aug | 7:00-8:30pm
Public Talk with Kadam Bridget Heyes

Public Talk with Kadam Bridget Heyes

Mon 24th Aug, 7-8pm | Live & Catch Up

SUNDAYS: Happiness Hour

SUNDAYS: Happiness Hour

Next Classes Sun 9th, 23rd & 30th August
Short Meditations for Beginners

Short Meditations for Beginners

On Demand Recordings for 7 Days
Membership Cards

Membership Cards

Save Money and Access Easily Our Classes

As a gesture of support in these times KMC Southampton would like to offer:

   FREE Connection to our weekly streamed meditation classes for NHS and other key workers.

  • For workers in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset & West Sussex.
  • Classes can be accessed for 48 hours after these times.
  • If you would like to take up this offer then please email ad.kmcsouthampton@gmail.com with an image of your identity badge or similar that shows your company or job.

International Kadampa Online Festivals 2020


The 2020 Online Summer Festival is a special opportunity to receive teachings and engage in meditations of Kadampa Buddhism online over a two-week period.

You can choose to join in week 1, week 2 or both weeks.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, nationality or experience.

It is a truly international event with thousands of people participating from all over the world who all share a common wish to improve themselves and their world through inner development.

Warm Welcome to KMC Southampton

World Peace Cafe, Book Store & Gift Shop

World Peace Cafe, Book Store & Gift Shop

A beautiful environment to relax and find inner peace in the middle of the City.

We are still not opened to the public but all our classes are online.

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How to Find us

  • Walking

    2 mins walk from the Bargate

  • Walking from Universities

    8 min from Southampton City College / 7 min from Solent University

  • By Bus

    closest bus stops: Vincent Walk St. / Debenhams / Bargate St. / Above Bar

  • By Train

    It takes about 15 min walk ~ BUSES: Quayconnect / U1C / Bluestar 18 / City Red 2 / the THREE

  • By Bike

    8 min from the Train Station. Bike rails and racks nearby
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