Who We Are

Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland is a Temple dedicated to bringing peace and happiness to the world, and to removing suffering, through offering the methods of meditation and modern Buddhism.

We aim to teach people how to develop pure, positive states of mind, giving practical tools to transform the difficulties of everyday life into an opportunity for personal growth and transformation. We wish to inspire and empower people to reach their full spiritual potential in order to be of greatest benefit to their family, friends and the world.

Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland (KMC Maryland) is a non-profit organization that is part of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centers founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1991. The purpose of the NKT-IKBU is to preserve and promote the essence of Buddha’s teachings in a form that is suited to the modern world and way of life.

There are over 1200 Kadampa Centers and groups in 40 countries. Locally, the NKT-IKBU has over 54 Centers with hundreds of branches throughout the United States.

The Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland Temple offers a rich spiritual program for all levels of interest through a variety of meditation classes, courses, special events and retreats. You don’t need any experience of meditation – simply turn up for any of the programs that are provided. Explore our website to discover what we can offer you.