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Wisdom for the Modern World

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Meditation is the main cause of inner peace and happiness

World peace depends upon inner peace

Be the Change

Wake Up Smiling

And spread a little happiness to others

Transform Your Life

Happiness is a state of mind. Look inside.


Everyone wishes to be happy, unfortunately few of us know how to find the real lasting happiness in our hearts we long for. At Heart Jewel Centre we have everything you will need to make it happen. We provide an authentic programme of practical teachings everyone can use to create within themselves a true feeling of happiness free from negativity, worry and problems. We have all heard of meditation and mindfulness. Now is the time to give these scientific methods (collected from over 2500 years of research into the nature of the mind and happiness) a try. Your happiness is the best gift you can give to others. We all wish for a peaceful, loving and compassionate world, free from suffering and conflict. This will only come about by improving human nature. The method to improve our nature is to practice Lamrim meditation. Lets try and make it happen.



Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre was established in November 2007 by the fully qualified meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It is a registered charity (1124913) aiming to promote meditation and other Buddhist practices in modern society in order to increase happiness and well-being.

Located in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, the Centre provides a peaceful and inspiring environment dedicated to inner and outer peace where anyone can visit, relax and learn about meditation and Buddhism. We also run out-reach classes in Matlock, Belper, Wirksworth, Chesterfield and Ashbourne.

man meditating with a peaceful mind

Meditation for Beginners

Drop-in classes near you


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Starter Class - Meditations for Relaxation

Saturday September 3 10.30 to 12.00 pm

Ideal classes for absolute beginners to try some simple breathing meditations to calm the mind

Learn to meditate in half a day

Saturday 10th September 10am to 1pm

Practical and helpful guidance to anyone hoping to start and maintain a steady meditation practice in their busy daily lives.

Enjoy a life of Great Meaning

Saturday 24th  September 10am to 1pm

Undoubtedly the mind of Bodhichitta is the highest quality we can develop.  Learn about the benefits of this mind and how it is cultivated

Kids Class - How to have a happy mind

Saturday October 1st 10.30 – 12.00 pm

Ideal classes for kids to try meditation with parents.



Making Adversity work for you

Saturday October 22nd 10am to 1pm

Learn how to react to adversity in positive ways that bring benefit to yourself and others, and help make the mind more and more peaceful.

Starter Class - Detoxing the mind

Saturday October 29 10.30 to 12.00 pm

Ideal starter classes for beginners to try practical meditations to clear the mind.

The Blind Turtle

Suppose there existed a vast and deep ocean the size of the world, and on its surface there floated a golden yoke, and at the bottom of the ocean there lived a blind turtle..

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Modern Buddhism

Kadampa Buddhism is a modern presentation of Buddha’s teachings. The teachings are pure (nothing added and nothing taken away) but presented in a way busy modern people can easily understand and integrate in to their normal daily life.

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Learn to Meditate

Meditation is a mind that concentrates on a virtuous objects. It is therefore a simple yet profound method to acquaint the mind with virtuous qualities such as wisdom and compassion, and it  is the main cause for experiencing mental peace and happiness in the future.

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Make Yourself Happy

There’s no need to be unhappy. The real source of happiness is not your bank account but inner peace. If our mind is peaceful we shall be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions.

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Solve Your Daily Problems

When things go wrong in life we tend to regard the situation itself as the problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we respond to difficulties with a positive or peaceful mind , they would not be problems for us.

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Benefiting Others

The kindest thing we can do for others is learn to control our mind, free our self from our own problems and nurture virtuous qualities like love and compassion. When we are happy we naturally want to benefit others.

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Take Your Meditation to a deeper Level

Study on the Foundation Program and improve your meditation


Enjoy a Spiritual Holiday

Our Kadampa Festivals and Celebrations provide an ideal opportunity to combine your holiday with relaxation and meditation


Imagine A World full of Wisdom and Compassion

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A great introduction to some of the key concepts/teachings of Buddhism and a chance to practice meditation in company with an experienced guide.

Fiona Naismeli

Careers Adviser

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For my first experience in teachings and meditation, I felt it was very positive experience. The people were very welcoming and friendly.

Gina Stevens

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Heart Jewel Centre, Glenholme, Holme Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3NU
Tel. 01629 581585 Email: heartjewelcentre@gmail.com

A member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Registered Charity 1124913