Thursdays 7-9pm

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dao

Universal Compassion provides practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing and enhancing minds of universal love and compassion.

The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In this inspiring explanation of the popular Buddhist poem Training the Mind in Seven Points, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states.

Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences.

Also included is a practical explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day problems – even the most demanding and difficult conditions – into opportunities for personal and spiritual development.

By pointing the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, this immensely readable book challenges us to grow, and will have a remarkable impact on our life.

These classes can be attended in-person following Covid guidelines or online (live only, no catch-up option.)

Joining Foundation Programme (FP) involves studying the entire section of a book and trying to attend all classes, one of which is an end-of-term exam. Each class consists of prayers, guided meditation and teaching. Foundation Programme (FP) classes offer systematic study, discussion and meditation practice and a chance to connect with the Buddhist community on a weekly basis as we study and grow together.

Fee: £25 a month which entitles you to attend all classes and courses at Chenrezig Kadampa Buddhist Centre for free.

If you are interested in joining this programme please email