Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre In Johannesburg

Everybody Welcome

Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a Buddhist meditation centre located in Johannesburg. We warmly invite you to come enjoy this peaceful place.  Whether you are interested in exploring meditation for the first time or looking to solve your daily life problems, our doors are open to everyone regardless of culture, race, gender or age.

New Here?

The weekly Drop-in Meditation Classes at the Kadampa Meditation Centre in Craighall Park and its neighborhood branches are a great place to start for beginners. These classes are designed to teach you the basics, giving practical everyday advice straight from Buddha’s heart. 

The classes are run as a  series but also function as stand-alone classes, so you can attend any class even if the series has already started.

Our shorter Simply Meditate classes, held on a Wednesday and Sunday at the Centre in Craighall Park, is also a great class to learn the basics of meditation.

Most of our classes include guided meditations, teachings on various aspects of Buddhist philosophy, and time for questions, and even better…answers!

We provide chairs or cushions to sit on. No special clothing required. Come as you are. We recommend coming 5-10 minutes early so that you can check in and have time to settle in.

Class format (General Programme Classes)

The Simply Meditate Classes are 45 minutes in length and include two guided meditation and a short teachings on meditation practice.

The Drop-in Meditation Classes include guided meditations, a practical teaching on applying Buddhist concepts to everyday life, and time for discussion.

Meditation operates on many levels. Through simple breathing meditation we can reduce feelings of stress by quieting our minds and connecting to a calming stillness within.

The deeper purpose of meditation is to bring us to a state of authentic and stable happiness, one which we carry with us throughout our day. By actively cultivating those states of mind that are conducive to peace and well-being and eradicating those that aren’t, we move ever closer to an experience of unceasing joy and contentment.

Our main center is located in Craighall Park. We have weekly branch classes located in the Bedfordview, Blairgowrie, Centurion and Florida Park.

We are part of a worldwide network of Kadampa Centers, with hundreds of locations throughout the world. Looking for a location elsewhere in the South Africa learn about our other local centers here.

Upcoming Courses and Events


16th June 2019
  • Introductory Workshop: Change Your Mind, Change Your World!

    16th June 2019  9:30 am12:30 pm
    Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Upper Level The Colony Shopping Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


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  • Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering Retreat

    16th June 2019  2:30 pm5:45 pm
    Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Upper Level The Colony Shopping Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


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