About us

77 – 79 King St.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Aberdeen (KMC Aberdeen) was established in 2018 to offer a range of meditation classes, courses and retreats in Modern Buddhism for the people of Aberdeen and Northern Scotland.

We recently completed the renovations of our building in the heart of Aberdeen which can now function as a place of peace and refuge for everyone to enjoy.

We now offer most of our classes both in person as well as continuing a vibrant program of online meditation classes and courses. Perfect for those working from home, shielding due to covid, or living further away.

Our classes are suitable for both beginners and also more experienced meditators. Modern Buddhism gives practical advice on how to solve our daily problems and live a happy, meaningful life that are suitable for everyone.

The Centre is run by a joyful and dedicated team of volunteers and we currently offer lunchtime half hour meditations, weekly meditation classes, study programs, Saturday courses and weekend retreats, drawing people from across the North of Scotland and beyond.

The centre cafe and bookshop is currently open for approx 30 mins before and after classes as well as the breaks during longer courses.   We hope to open more in the future.

The Centre in Aberdeen normally also serves as an outreach hub for the North of Scotland, with classes being run from the Centre in towns across the region – normally we have regular classes in Inverurie, Elgin, Aviemore, Stonehaven and Inverness.

A City Temple arising

Our meditation centre is a newly renovated traditional granite building with considerable character, in the heart of the city.

This ordinary commercial space has been transformed into a sacred space for meditation and modern Kadampa Buddhism, giving the people living and working in and around Aberdeen a direct and easily accessed connection with meditation in the heart of the city.

We remodelling the building to create a beautiful meditation room, with modern Buddha statues to delight and inspire, (produced at the art studio at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in Cumbria); and a fully accessible ground floor shop, reception, social area, cafe area and video link.

All contributions of time, energy, money, prayers and good wishes have been and continue to be deeply appreciated.

Once a month we have community work days that anyone can join in with to clean and care for the centre, and it is also possible to come in most afternoons to volunteer.

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