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Odiyana Centre provides meditation classes in Warrington, teaching basic meditation and the practice of Kadampa Buddhism. The purpose of these classes is to help people to gain personal experience of inner peace, to overcome their daily problems, and to find real happiness in their hearts.

z chokyong 3Gen Kelsang Chökyong is the Resident Teacher at Odiyana Centre and teaches meditation in Warrington. A disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Chökyong is a Buddhist monk who has been studying, practising and teaching meditation for many years.

He was ordained in April 2000 and trained at Tara Buddhist Centre, near Derby, one of the foremost Buddhist colleges in Europe. When teaching, Gen Chökyong demonstrates a comprehensive wealth of knowledge, which he shares in a humorous and compassionate way.


Each class consists of guided meditations, a talk and discussion. They last about two hours, including refreshments. The classes are suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators. Each class is self contained, though you are welcome to attend the whole course. They provide an ideal introduction to meditation and Buddhism, teaching effective and practical methods for overcoming problems and increasing happiness in daily life.


Orford Community Hub, Festival Avenue, Orford, Warrington WA2 9EP. PLEASE NOTETHIS IS NOT THE ORFORD JUBILEE HUB AT ORFORD PARK


Facility fee
£5 per class

Date and Time

7:30pm – 9pm Wednesday evenings – see below for dates

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 8 Steps to Happiness – Runs from Wednesday 13th January 2016 for 11 weeks up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 2016




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Discover Meditation – Runs from Wednesday 13th April 2016 for 6 weeks up to and including Wednesday 18th May 2016




Advice for a Happy Life_m_55660768 MINI PICAdvice for a Happy Life – Runs from Wednesday 1st June for 6 weeks up to and including Wednesday 6th July 2016




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Happiness from a Different Source – Runs from Wednesday 31st August 2016 for 6 weeks up to and Wednesday 5th October 2016




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How to Solve Our Human Problems – Runs from Wednesday 26th October 2016 for 7 weeks up to and Wednesday 7th December 2016