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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation Master and internationally renowned Teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. Presenting Buddha’s teachings in a way that is relevant and suitable for modern people with busy lives, he shows how these teachings can be used by anyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, to solve problems, improve relationships, and eventually attain a deep and lasting inner peace and happiness.

He is the founder of Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Centre and The New Kadampa Tradition.


New Kadampa Tradition

An international association of study and meditation centers that follow the pure tradition of Mahayana Buddhism derived from the Buddhist meditators and scholars Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa and introduced into the West by the Buddhist Teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Manjushri Centre

An internationally renowned centre for meditation in Cumbria. 

 It is open year round with Temple Visits, a Cafe, and Woodland Walks.  

'Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom'

 A free eBook to download – click below for details.

Buddhist Festivals

Teachings, empowerments and meditations, with short retreats to finish with.

Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of experience.

'How To Transform Your Life'

 A free eBook to download – click below for details.



Gen Pagpa is an English Buddhist monk who has been studying meditation for over 20 years.

He is popular and well-loved, and has led retreats and taught Buddhism at many other Centres around the country.

He teaches in a warm, loving manner which anyone can follow and enjoy.

Gen Pagpa is the resident teacher for Keajra Centre in Blackpool and Vajravarahi Centre in Preston.

Keajra Centre

The Centre is part of the New Kadampa Tradition.

It has been in Blackpool since the late 1990s.

Classes are held regularly throughout the year and are open to anyone.

It is a registered charity, number 1080291.

 Room To Rent

There are en-suite roooms available to rent at Keajra Centre.

It is a wonderful place to live for anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful environment.

No meat, alcohol, or drugs are allowed in the building.

For more details call (01772) 884919 or email

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