Welcome to Heart Jewel Centre

Meditation & Modern Buddhism

About Us

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 Ashbourne, Belper, Wirksworth and Chesterfield.

Our Approach

Promoting happiness and well-being through the application of meditation, mindfulness and modern Buddhism to modern daily life.

All our teachings are taken from the Kadmapa Buddhist Tradition, as presented by the renowned teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Our classes and events are open to everyone ragardless of sex, race and religion. Everyone can benefit from these classes, you don’t have to be a Buddhist.

We emphasise the practical application of meditation and mindfulness in normal daily life.

Our Programme and Benefits

The Centre offers drop-in and on-line classes, retreats, guided meditations and a weekend study programme.

There are 8 main programme areas: 

  • Introduction to Buddhism (Sutra and Tantra).
  • Meditation & Mindfulness for Beginners.
  • Positive Thinking – boosting and strengthening our good thoughts that increase peace of mind and well-being.
  • Protecting Mental Health – methods to reduce and abandon our negative thoughts and emotions such as anger and anxiety.
  • Transforming Lives – life skills for transforming adversity and stressful situations.
  • Actions for Happiness – building lives around positve actions such as generosity and patience that boost happiness and benefit others.
  • Improving Relationships – building love and compassion in all our relationships, overcoming feelings of lonliness and isolation.
  • In-depth Buddhism – explanation of the complete path to Enlightenment.


Skills for Happiness

Weekly classes, ideal for beginners. Learn all the basic skills, such as meditation and mindfulness, you need to make your self happy and increase your capacity to benefit others.

Modern Buddhism

Weekly classes giving more in-depth teachings from all our Kadampa books and Festivals. Suitable for everyone wanting to to solve the problems of  modern daily life.

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Simply Meditate

Short guided meditations with a positive affirmation to help anyone interested in finding a peaceful mind and leading a positve life.

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Special Events

Events are half-day and full-day courses designed to explore certain topics in more detail. They cover all subjects from basic to advanced.

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Focused Retreat

Retreats are opportunities to focus on a particular spiritual practice in order to gain practical experience that can change our lives.

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In-depth Learning

Take your meditation to the next level. Students undertake a more systematic and thorough study of the subjects covered in our Kadampa books

Equalizing Self and Others

How can we equalize our love for ourself and love for others? We need to realize that all living beings wish to be happy. From this point of view we are no different from others.

Everyday Meditation

Meditation is not all about sitting. Perhaps even more important is learning to meditate through out the day by integrating meditation into all our daily activities.

The Objects of Meditation

What are the objects we concentrate on in meditation? The are many types but they can be divided into two.

The Power to be Happy

Love & Self-Confidence

Discover the power of love and self-confidence to change our lives for the better

Give Peace a Chance

6 Practical Ways to Create World Peace

Inspirational Kadampa Videos

Watch video teachings given by Kadampa teachers worldwide

Enjoy a Spiritual Break

Fantastic ways to combine a well earned break with relaxation and meditation.

Kadampa Spring Festival

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Kadampa Summer Festival

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Kadampa Fall Festivals


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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

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