Jamyang London Buddhist Centre
Established in 1978, Jamyang 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 to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
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.
- 2 meditation rooms: the small Gompa, decorated in the style of traditional Tibetan Meditation halls; and the main Gompa, in the original courtroom.
- Many, many volunteers that during these years have offered selfless service to Jamyang London Buddhist Centre. It is thanks to this 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.
About Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
- The FPMT is an organization devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualise the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha.
- FPMT provides integrated education that allows people’s minds and hearts to be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility and service.
- FPMT is committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.
The organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.