Heart Jewel Centre is a Kadampa Buddhist Centre and registered charity, that offers a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings for the modern world. Regardless of age, race, gender or faith, anyone can benefit from Buddha’s advice on wisdom and compassion.

Kadampa Buddhism was introduced to modern society by the contemporary meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Due to his pioneering work, there are now around 1,200 similar Kadampa Meditation Centres worldwide.

Our meditation centre is a special welcoming place of tranquillity, relaxation, reflection and friendship, in the unique location of Matlock Bath. It’s home to a spiritual community of practitioners who share a similar wish to make their lives meaningful by finding lasting peace and happiness from within and helping others to do the same.


We offer a variety of classes on meditation and modern Buddhism, for both beginners and more experienced meditators. If you’re interested in learning and improving your meditation skills, then we have a class for you, including:

Daytime and evening classes
Half day meditation workshops
Meditation retreats

Chanted meditation / prayer sessionsSunday morning in-depth study programme
Classes in other locations, including Chesterfield, Belper and Alfreton.