Jamyang Buddhist Centre London

Jamyang London Buddhist Centre

Discover the unique history of Jamyang Buddhist Centre London

Established in 1978, Jamyang London Buddhist Center provides a place for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the Mahayana tradition following the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

We host teachings by eminent Buddhist masters, and we offer both Buddhist and universal classes for all levels, from beginner onwards. We provide space for individual and group meditation. Here you will find the authentic teachings of the Buddha and a community supporting your spiritual growth and practice.

Spiritual Guide: His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

Founders: Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Resident Teacher: Geshe Tenzin Namdak

Jamyang London Ordinated Sangha from the left: Ven Wangyel, Ven Konchok, Geshe Namdak, Ven Barbara, Ven Drolma

Jamyang in Numbers

40+ years of experience. Jamyang Buddhist Centre London celebrated its 40th birthday in 2018. It was founded on 2 September 1978.

35 years in Lambeth.  In 1995, Jamyang Buddhist Centre London moved into the Old Courthouse in the London borough of Lambeth, after outgrowing the original ‘semi-detached’ in Finsbury Park.

3 resident teachers: Geshe Namgyal Wangchen (1982-1992), Geshe Tashi Tsering (1994 – 2018), and currently Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and our resident teacher Geshe Tenzin Namdak (2019- now).

Many, many volunteers during these years have offered selfless service to Jamyang London Buddhist Centre. Thanks to this tremendous amount of hard work, Jamyang Buddhist Centre is thriving and embracing the wider community.

350 students around the world enrolled in the long-term Buddhist study programmes.

Jamyang Buddhist Centre London is one of the 163 FPMT centres in 39 countries worldwide.

2 meditation rooms:  the Shrine Room, decorated in the style of traditional Tibetan Meditation halls; and the main Temple, in the original courtroom.

9 feet: that’s how high the magnificent statue of Buddha is. Made by Peter Griffin, the statue can be found in the main Gompa. It was consecrated in 1999 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Innumerable teachings have been offered by Jamyang Buddhist Centre London to the community during these years. We have hosted the greatest Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our time, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama,  Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Jangtse Choje Rinpoche and Osel Hita, to name just a few. 

Discover the Team

Meet the dedicated team of staff

Get Involved

Join us for a cuppa and meet new friends from the vibrant community of Jamyang London. We are here for you

New Here?

Explore our offer by taking a look at our classes and courses for newcomers

Jamyang Outreach Projects:

Science and Wisdom LIVE

Science & Wisdom LIVE , a project of Jamyang London Buddhist Centre, is partnered with Mind & Life Europe. Science & Wisdom LIVE brings meditation practitioners in conversation with scientists to discuss society’s biggest challenges.

Courthouse Community Centre (CCC)

Carer Support Group

CCC is the sister charity of Jamyang London Buddhist Centre. A non-denominational charity that caters for the needs of people within Jamyang Buddhist Centre but also in the broader community from all backgrounds and religious affiliations or none. The aim is to offer practical support through its various projects, all coordinated by Jane Sill and a small team of volunteers.

Community’s activities

Community activities at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre