Wednesday Evening Meditation Classes

7:30 - 9:00pm with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Wednesday Evening 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 Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre community over a cup of tea and delicious treats, as well as the chance to meet and talk with our Resident Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

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.


7:00pm Doors open

7:30-9:00pm Teaching & guided meditations

9:00pm Complimentary refreshments in the Lounge

The Teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre (IKRC). He is a retired General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU, he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than forty years. His humility and pure example reflect his many years of reliance on his Spiritual Guide.

An internationally renowned Teacher, he is greatly admired as a sincere practitioner and a powerful Teacher. He is also well-known for his wisdom and deep understanding of Buddha's teachings, and for his pure example of compassion and loving-kindness.

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.