Wisdom Being in meditation posture

Wisdom for the Modern World

Start Meditating

Meditation is the main cause of inner peace and happiness

World peace depends upon inner peace

Transform Your Life

The world you see is a reflection of your mind

Stop Worrying Start Living

Problems are like water bubbles


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, tried and tested over centuries, a try yourself.

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 and Chesterfield.

Make the Change. Make the Difference.

Life is Better with Meditation

Find Inner Peace

Feel Closer to Others

Suitable for Everyone

Part of Normal Daily Life

Meditation for Beginners

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Meal Evenings

Kids Club

What Makes for A Healthy Mind

Saturday 24 June 10.30 – 12.00 pm

Explore the good and bad qualities of the mind and how to improve our nature

Opening Your Peaceful Heart

Guided Weekend Retreat 26-27 August

Meditations that connect us with our good heart and our innate potential for inner peace.

Happiness & the Joy of Giving

Saturday 9 September

Learn how to make giving part of everyday life

Dreams are Made of These

Saturday 23 September

Meditate on the foundations of all our good qaulities

If You're Happy and You Know It

Saturday 30 September

Meditation for kids. How to improve friendships, happiness and self-confidence

Feel Connected

Saturday 21 October

Learn how to feel closer and connected to others.

Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World

Wisdom & Compassion

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Suitable for Everyone

Easy to Practice

The Instructions given in this book are scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.

Modern Buddhism

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I pray that everyone who reads this book may experience deep inner peace, or peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.

How to Transform Your Life - Download your free ebook

How to Transform Your Life

Download free ebook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Take Your Meditation to a Deeper Level

Guided Meditations

Practical Teachings

Freindly Discussion

Close Support

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Meditation & Mental Health

Poor mental health blights most people's live. How can we solve these problems using meditation & mindfulness?

Is cherishing others all about sacrifice?

Cherishing others means viewing them as important. But does this involve sacrificing our own happiness and well being?

Warrior or Worrier ?

Why we should follow Buddha's advice and think about our own and others suffering.

Can we Understand Happiness?

We all wish to be happy. But how can we create a pure lasting happiness that does not depend upon changeable outer conditions?

What is Meditation(2)

Meditation is defined as a mind that is single-pointedly focused on a virtuous object and functions to make the mind calm and peaceful. What does this mean?

Enjoy a Spiritual Break

Kadampa Festivals and Celebrations are fantastic ways to combine a well earned break with relaxation and meditation.

Train to Become a Teacher

Make a difference to people’s lives by sharing dharma and improve your own confidence and understanding. Teaching is the supreme way of giving.

Imagine A Peaceful 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.

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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

Volunteer Coordinator, St Lukes Hospice

There's only one thing to do in life

Choose Happiness

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