ABOUT US

The Centre is situated in a modern, semi – commercial space in Johannesburg, in the beautiful suburb of Craig-hall Park, where a community of lay and ordained Buddhists practice the Kadampa Buddhist way of life.

Classes are held in a peaceful and informal atmosphere within the Colony shopping centre on the upper level, and everyone is welcome to attend. The Centre is open to visitors but please phone in advance to make certain that someone will be there to welcome you.

Our Centre Offers:

– Regular meditation classes
– Study Programmes
– Courses
– Group meditations (chanted prayers & meditation in English)
– Beautiful Meditation room

The Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre is located at:

345 Jan Smuts Ave,
The Colony Shopping Centre, upper level,
Craighall Park, Johannesburg, 2196
(011) 447 2746
N.P.O 011-344

Our Centre

MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will become more peaceful.

Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 25 @ 7:15 pm Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Learn how to simply meditate at this class and discover for yourself the inner peace and contentment that naturally arises from within. Everyone is welcome. No charge.
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn how to simply meditate at this class and discover for yourself the inner peace and contentment that naturally arises from within.
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn how to simply meditate at this class and discover for yourself the inner peace and contentment that naturally arises from within.
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Learn how to simply meditate at this class and discover for yourself the inner peace and contentment that naturally arises from within.
Jan 25 @ 12:06 pm – 1:06 pm
Our weekly meditation drop-in classes are taught by qualified Buddhist teachers, and are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners, and[...]

PUBLIC TALKS

Public talks are organized across South Africa. Based on one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books, they are presented by qualified Kadampa teachers. These are the perfect opportunity to gain an insight into Buddhism’s relevance and practical application in modern daily life. Public talks usually consist of a talk, guided meditation and an opportunity to browse the Tharpa bookshop. Everyone is welcome!

GUIDED PRAYERS

Chanted Prayers (or Puja in Sanskrit) are an important element of our spiritual training. Prayer, “monlam” in Tibetan, simply means “wish path”.  The prayer booklets we use are known as ‘sadhanas’ meaning “methods for accomplishing attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, these practices help us to purify our negativity and fill our mind with positive energy. Chanted Prayers sessions combine guided meditation with the prayers, as well as a talk about how to engage in the practice. The sessions are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience. No need to book, just come along and relax.

Free and open to all.

Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
 
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Heart Jewel Prayers Join us for uplifting chanted prayers, the heart practice of Kadampa Buddhism, and enjoy meditation in silence for 15 minutes. Everybody is welcome to drop-in!
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
The special middling length self-generation sadhana, or ritual prayer for spiritual attainments, that distils the very essence of the body mandala practice of Heruka, the manifestation of the compassion of all Buddhas. This sadhana was[...]

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
New Year, New You New year’s resolutions typically come and go. But a happier, healthier self can last a lifetime thanks to meditation practice. The new year is a perfect time to reflect on our[...]
Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre

RETREATS

These spectacular weekend retreats are a great way to getaway from the stresses of busy life and take a break. These meditation retreats are suitable for beginners and those with more experience and are a great way to learn new things or deepen your present spiritual understanding and experience. Everybody is welcome.

HYT (Highest Yoga Tantra)

A Highest Yoga Tantra practice is open only to those who have received the appropriate empowerment. If you would like to understand more about HYT practice, please feel free to chat to us.

Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Cost: Free – Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment required Vajrayogini is a female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. This extensive self-generation practice of Vajrayogini is[...]
Jan 26 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
This particular sadhana, Quick Path to Great Bliss, was composed by the great Lama Phabongkha Rinpoche. Compared to other sadhanas it is not very long, but it contains all the essential practices of Secret Mantra. To[...]
Jan 31 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Cost: Free – Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment required Vajrayogini is a female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. This extensive self-generation practice of Vajrayogini is[...]
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