About Jamyang London Buddhist Centre
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) under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
We host teachings by eminent Buddhist masters, and we offer both Buddhist and secular 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.
Jamyang in Numbers
- 40 years of experience. Jamyang London Buddhist Centre celebrated its 40th birthday in 2018. It was founded on 2 September 1978.
- 25 years in Lambeth. In 1995, Jamyang London Buddhist Centre moved into the Old Courthouse in the London borough of Lambeth, after outgrowing the original ‘semi-detached’ in Finsbury Park.
- 9 foot: 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.
- 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).
- 2 meditation rooms: the small Gompa, decorated in the style of traditional Tibetan Meditation halls; and the main Gompa, in the original courtroom.
- Jamyang is one of the 163 FPMT centers in 39countries worldwide .
- Many, many volunteers that during these years have offered selfless service to Jamyang London Buddhist Centre. It is thanks tothis tremendous amount of hard work that Jamyang Buddhist Centre is thriving and embracing the wider community.
- Innumerable teachings have been offered by Jamyang London Buddhist Centre 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.