Heart Jewel Centre

Meditation & Mindfulness in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire
Modern Buddhism & Meditation

A new way of living - rooms available for rent

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
Our programme offers drop-in classes (ideal for beginners); courses and events; retreats (unguided and guided) and weekend study classes (enrolment required). 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 so as to prevent harm and unhappiness. How to respond wisely and peacefully to all difficulties.
  • 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.
The practice of meditation and mindfulness will make the mind peaceful and positive. If our mind is peaceful we shall be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we shall experience true happiness. By improving and controlling our mind it is possible to experience a positive mind, without having to depend at all upon external conditions. The feeling of contentment and well-being will help us cope with the busyness and problems of daily life. We shall naturally feel warm and well disposed towards others, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.

 Up-coming events to end the week on a natural high

Love Without Pain

Sat 16 March 10.30 – 12.00 pm Special class in Chesterfield. How to find love without the pain of attachment.
positive thinking on leaves

A Closer Look at Death

Sat 23 March 10 – 1 pm Challenging conventional wisdom about death and be inspired to live a positive life.

The Happiness-Health Connection

Saturday March 30 10.30 – 12.00 pm Learn why meditation is important for health and well-being

Pathway to the Pure Land

Saturday 6 April 10 – 1 pm How to gain control of our mind and destination at the time of death

How to Connect with Your Spiritual Guide

Saturday 4 May 10 – 1 pm A spiritual life is sustained by reliance on a qualified spiritual guide

Get to Know Your Own Mind

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May 2019 Madhaymaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Learn how we can unwind and relax after a busy week, connect with others and then feel inspired by beautiful meditations on the mind.

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Modern Buddhism

To meditate we need to rely upon the instructions of a fully qualified meditation teacher with a unbroken lineage going all the way back to Buddha. Today we are fortunate to have met such a teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who has worked tirelessly to present the teachings in a way people of the modern world can practise. All the classes we run are based on his teachings. As an act of great kindness he has made available two of his ground breaking books in e-format for free. Please download these today and explore the potential of your mind to produce inner peace. For more information about Modern Buddhism and its founder click here.

Free E-Books to get you started

Modern Buddhism

Download free ebook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

How to Transform Your Life

Download free ebook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Join the Sunday Study Programme

Designed to Transform Your Life

A practical study of 6 books with guided meditations and friendly discussion. The best way to take your meditation to a deeper level. With close & qualified support

Love & Self-Confidence

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

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The Happiness – Health Connection

Be Positive Be Happy

We all wish to be positive and feel good inside but why and how can we achieve this on a daily basis?

Give Peace a Chance

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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.

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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