Welcome to the Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Our centre is located in Craighall Park, Johannesburg. We offer a variety of meditation & mindfulness classes, children’s classes, in-depth Buddhist study programmes, day courses, and weekend meditation retreats that are suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators.  You may also like to browse through our gift and bookshop; selling, gifts, greetings cards, Buddhist books, and meditation CDs.
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Weekly Meditation Class (GP)

Discover the life-changing benefits of meditation practice, suitable for everybody wanting to learn the basics of meditation.

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Study Programmes (FP, TTP)

Take your meditation practice to the next level, with a structured study programme to develop your wisdom, to cultivate your good heart and to maintain a peaceful state of mind.

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Childrens Meditation Classes

Children will learn simple techniques and meditations designed to develop a happy heart and help them solve their problems.

(ages 5 – 12 years)

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What is Modern Buddhism?
What distinguishes our teachings?
All our Courses and Retreats are taught by trained and qualified teachers, who teach in accordance with the New Kadampa Tradition, whose teachings can be traced back all the way to Buddha Shakyamuni.

With qualified meditation teachers guiding and inspiring us we have the opportunity to meet Buddha’s teachings and or learn to integrate them into our busy modern lives.

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Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.
Our Centre is a Non-Profit (NPO No: 011-344), Organisation run by Volunteers
The specific purpose of our organisation is to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition to the public and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practices, through service to the public.

As a government registered Non-Profit Organisation, Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre has been benefiting the people of Johannesburg for over 20 years providing authentic and practical meditation classes, courses and retreats for peace of mind and well-being. We are actively involved in trying to make our society a happier, peaceful place that is free from suffering. If you are able to assist us with any donations that would be much appreciated.

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Ready to Make a positive Change in your Life & become a Monthly Member?
It makes economic sense to become a Monthly Member of the Vajrapani Centre. For as little as R350 per month, you can have unlimited access to all the Meditation classes, retreats and courses at the centre and branches. The Sangha community are a sincere and dedicated group of people with good hearts, committed to helping everyone find inner peace and happiness The Members form the core base of the NPO, enabling the Vajrapani KBC to continue to flourish and offer the wisdom of Dharma teachings to all in Johannesburg and beyond.

Everyone is welcome!