The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKTIKBU) is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

These Centers all follow the three New Kadampa Tradition Study Programs (see below) and are guided by a common code of moral discipline called the Internal Rules of the NKTIKBU.

To bring them together under the auspices of a legal entity, every NKTIKBUCentre is a member of an international Buddhist charity with the same name ‘New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union’.

The charity is incorporated in England, and its constitution is completely democratic, sharing authority between a General and Deputy Spiritual Director, a team of managers and the member Centers themselves.

Yes, KMC Leeds is open to everybody, regardless of religion or spirituality.
Everyone is welcome, and all our meditation classes are suitable for beginners.
Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
No. Most people sit on chairs, or some prefer to sit in the traditional, cross-legged meditation posture on a cushion on the floor. It’s entirely up to you.
No, meditation is a mental activity and there are no physical exercises involved. While some people prefer to meditate in the traditional, cross-legged meditation posture, it is perfectly fine to sit on a chair.

No, there is no need to bring anything with you.

If you have questions that are not answered here, please feel welcome to email: info@www.meditationinleeds.org