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
– 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
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.
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!
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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.