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Heruka Buddhist Centre is the main Kadampa Buddhist Centre for North & Central London. It was founded in 1990 to provide a venue for Kadampa teachings in the London region. Roughly 20 students live and study at the Heruka Centre. In addition the main meditation room, the Centre contains a small library and a shop that offers books, CD's, and artwork, and gifts.

The Centre organises weekly meditation classes at 26 venues in and around London. The classes feature guided meditations, basic Buddhist teachings, and question-and-answer sessions. Venerable Kelsang Lodrö, an Englishman ordained in the New Kadampa Tradition,

serves as the Resident Teacher for the Centre, and is responsible for teaching the main weekly classes taught at the Centre.

Heruka Centre also runs special weekend courses on a regular basis. These courses take a closer look at particular aspects of Buddhism and meditation. In addition, the centre offers study programmes for the in-depth study of authentic Buddhist texts, and regular meditation retreats. Pujas or chanted meditations are also regularly held at the Centre.

Heruka Buddhist Centre is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, which is comprised of over 800 Centres around the globe.

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