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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

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

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Meditation for Beginners

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Meal Evenings

Kids Club

Festive Banquet of Delight

Friday 16 December 7 – 11pm Celebrate the end of another successful year with a guided meditation followed by a 3 course vegetarian meal

Guided Winter Retreat - Experience purity of mind

Januray 4 – 8th Learn how to connect with the purity of your mind.

Guided Winter Retreat - How to Transform Your Life

January 11 – 15th  Experience a deep sense of inner peace by cherishing others.

Kids Club - Keeping it Cool

Saturday 28 January 10.30 – 12.00 pm For kids to try meditation and develop coolness of mind.

The Healing Power of the Mind

Saturday 11 February 10 – 1 pm in BELPER. Explore the power of the mind to heal sickness.

Meditations for Long Life

Saturday 18 – 19 February. A beautiful weekend retreat for increasing our life span and wisdom.

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.

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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

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.

Fiona Naismeli

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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