A Global Community of Meditators

A lot has happened in the world of Buddhism since Geshe Kelsang arrived in the West in 1977. Hailing from Tibet, Geshe-la, as he is affectionately known, left his home country on invitation from westerners who were keen to learn Buddhism. 

For years he lived in The Lake District of England, teaching and writing books explaining how to apply the ancient wisdom of Buddha to the modern world. 

In just over 40 years, Kadampa Buddhism has flourished to all corners of the world. There now exists more than 1200 meditation centers and groups worldwide. 

It is because these teachings are timeless that so many centers exist today. Everyone can benefit from the wisdom of Buddha, regardless of nationality, gender, culture and age. 

Kadampa Meditation Center The Hamptons was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 2001. We are a growing community of practitioners who love to welcome newcomers to our center.