What to expect at a class

In this helpful video, our Resident Teacher Kelsang Chöyang gives a quick guided tour, which shows what you will see inside Joyful Land Buddhist Centre on your first visit.

Our Meditation Room, where we hold our classes, is comfortable and relaxed. You do not need to wear any special clothing or bring any special equipment with you. We provide comfortable chairs to sit in, but if you prefer to sit cross-legged in a more traditional posture to meditate, we can provide a cushion and a mat for you for the duration of the class.

Our courses are for everyone. 'Everyone is welcome' is the watchword of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. Regardless of your background, experience or belief, you will feel welcome here. Whether you are a Buddhist or not, you will definitely find something in the teachings and practices of Modern Kadampa Buddhism that will help you find inner peace, solve your everyday problems, and improve your relationships with others.


Kadam Dharma accords with people’s daily experience; it cannot be separated from daily life. Everyone needs it to make their lives happy and meaningful, to solve temporarily their human problems, and to enable them ultimately to find pure and everlasting happiness through controlling their anger, attachment, jealousy, and especially ignorance.

– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The path leading to the attainment of enlightenment is a steady development of our positive qualities of mind.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
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