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Welcome to Meditate in SA. Here you can find helpful info on public talks, weekend courses and retreats presented by qualified Teachers of modern Buddhism. There are thousands of such events held each week in over 40 countries around the world.

The events vary in length from an evening talk to a few days, but whatever their duration they all offer a meaningful difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.



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modern buddhism

modern Buddhism

The programmes at Kadampa Buddhist Centres throughout South Africa provide a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of Modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of New Kadampa Tradition. All the teachers at Kadampa Centres are students of Geshe Kelsang and give teachings in accordance with this special lineage of instructions.

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what is meditation?

Meditation is an ancient art which is being increasingly practised in these modern times. More and more people are turning to meditation to increase their inner peace, good health and wellbeing.


The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. Since inner peace is the source of all happiness, we can see how important meditation is.

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 gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

From: Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso




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"When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arise within."

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