Welcome to Meditation in York

Thank you for visiting our page. We hope you join one of our classes or courses to increase your experience of inner peace.

*** New venue: The Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET ***

How to Transform your Life

Thursdays @ 7pm Priory Street Centre

May 3, 10, 17, 24
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19

Sundays 10:30am-12noon
May 6, 13,  20
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15

A Series of talks to learn about a more reliable and
authentic form of happiness that comes from within.

We all wish to enjoy pure and lasting happiness. Unfortunately,
our current experience of happiness quickly changes into stress, frustration and suffering. Is it really possible to find happiness from a different source

The Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET (map)

Compassion, Wisdom & Spiritual Power

Sat 19 May 10am-4:30pm With Gen Tharpa

The three minds of Compassion, Wisdom & Spirtual Power
are the methods to attain Enlightenment.
By devoloping these three qualities we will come closer to freedom from all suffering and increase our capacity to help others. On this day course Gen Tharpa will guide us towards develpoing these minds so we can quickly
attain the real meaning of our our life – enlightenment.
Priory Street Centre York

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Learn to meditate with simple, guided sessions and discover how to make a calm space in your mind to help you deal with the
stress of everyday life. Classes are suitable for beginners and everyone is welcome.

The meditation classes, workshops and retreats are open to everyone and teach practical methods to solve our problems in daily life, improve our relationships, and find lasting peace and happiness.

There are drop-in classes, day and half-day workshops, and in-depth study programmes.
We hope you will join one of our events soon and discover for yourself the many benefits of meditation.

These events are organised by Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, which is located just outside Pocklington, near York, and has been running classes and retreats on meditation and Buddhism in the York area for over 30 years .


** New venue: The Priory Street Centre **

Happiness from Within
with Richard Hoyle & Chris Schofield
Sundays 10:30am-12noon
May 6, 13,  20
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15

  Classes are run on a drop-in basis so you're welcome to join at any time.
£6 per class, or 4 classes for £20

Everyone is welcome!


What to expect at a class

We provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. When you arrive, a volunteer will register you before the class and direct you to the meditation space. Normally before class some announcements will be made.

Our experienced teachers are male or female, lay or ordained (Buddhist monk or nun). They will begin with an introduction, and guide a breathing meditation to help settle your mind. They will then give a teaching based on the topic of the class, with clear and logical explanations using examples and analogies.

An important characteristic of Modern Buddhism is to present Dharma teachings as personal advice that can be integrated into daily life. The intention of the teachings and guided meditations is to help you develop peaceful, clear and positive states of mind. This will help you develop your own inner wisdom, so that you can solve your daily problems and enjoy a more meaningful life.

Depending on the class, there will be either another guided meditation or a discussion with the opportunity to ask questions and clarify doubts.

All of our activities are run by volunteers, and we are a registered charity. The class and course fees help cover the costs of running the Centre. 


A nonprofit registered charity that relies on volunteers to offer meditation and Modern Buddhism as a public service.

In York:
Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory St, York, YO1 6ET
01759 304832

In Pocklington:
Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington, York, YO42 1UF
01759 304832