The purpose of a Kadampa Meditation Centre in Aberdeen
77-79 King St
The purpose of a Kadampa Meditation Centre in Aberdeen is to create a commercial space city centre temple in which to offer practical modern Buddhist methods to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mental health and well being, and where busy city people can access inner peace through training in meditation.
The Centre will provide a year round programme of classes, courses and retreats, in accordance with the aims of the charity, from lunchtime half hour meditations for city workers, to in-depth retreats run over weekends, drawing people from across the North East of Scotland.
The Centre in Aberdeen will also serve as an outreach hub for the North East of Scotland, with classes being run from the Centre in towns across the region – for example, in Elgin, Aviemore, Stonehaven and Inverness.
The development of 77-79 King St as KMC Aberdeen
The site for the development of the meditation centre is 77-79 King St, Aberdeen – a lovely traditional granite building with considerable character, in the heart of the city.
The vision is to transform this ordinary commercial space 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.
Over the next few months, we will be 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, coffee bar and video link.
Our move to this premises will be completed early next year, 2020. Whilst the work is ongoing we will continue to run our classes in Aberdeen at the Arts Centre (across the road) and our weekend events at the Double Tree Hotel on Beach Boulevard.
This is a big project, and we need plenty of help. Please let us know if you can volunteer some time to help with the renovations, or make a donation to our fundraising campaign.
All contributions of time, energy, money, prayers and good wishes are deeply appreciated.
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