Friday Morning Meditation Classes

10:30am - 12noon with Gen Kelsang Dema

Friday Morning General Programme Class

At the heart of modern Kadampa Buddhism are three special study and meditation programmes designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. These programmes help us to develop our wisdom, cultivate a good heart and maintain a peaceful state of mind, free from anxiety and unhappiness.

  • The General Programme
  • The Foundation Programme
  • The Teacher Training Programme

The General Programme offers a wide range of events suitable for everyone, offering practical teachings and guided meditations that can be integrated easily into our busy daily lives. From weekly classes to half-day courses, meditation retreats to special events such as public talks or Tantric empowerments, there is something for everyone!

These classes are part of the General Programme and focus on applying Buddha's teachings to help us solve our daily problems and find the lasting happiness we seek. These classes cover a variety of topics and generally consist of a teaching and two guided meditations. Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained and can be attended individually.

After class there is the opportunity to meet Gen Kelsang Dema over a cup of tea and biscuits and ask further questions about the class.

Everybody is welcome!

Venue & Parking

These classes are taking place at:

Tara IKRC, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, Etwall DE65 6HT

Free parking and disabled parking available on site.


10:00am Doors open

10:30-12:noon Teaching & guided meditations

12:noon Complimentary refreshments in the Lounge

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Dema studies on our Teacher Training Programme and has been ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist nun for many years. She shares her wealth of meditative experience with joy and clarity, and explains how to apply Buddha’s teachings practically to daily life.

Fees & Booking

Regular: £7 / person
Members: no charge (click here for more info about the monthly membership)

How to book: You can book in advance via our website or simply drop in and register upon arrival. Pre-registration is encouraged to allow a smoother registration process and decrease your waiting time at the door. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the event. Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts.

To book in advance, click on the booking button below and fill out the booking form. At the end of the booking process, you will receive an email confirming your booking.

Payment methods: For pre-registration via our website, we accept credit cards. For registration on site upon arrival, we accept cash, debit and credit cards.

Terms & Conditions

Please click here to familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions, and refund policy before booking your ticket.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or booking inquiries, please email: or call us on 01283 732338 during Reception opening hours.