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Odiyana Centre provides meditation classes in Northwich, 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 Kadampa Meditation Centre and teaches meditation in Northwich. 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.


Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre, The Heysoms, 163 Chester Road, Northwich, CW8 4AQ (please note that this is the correct postcode – the postcode which is displayed in the window below may not be entirely correct because it is generated automatically by Google Maps.


Facility Fee

£6 per class

Date and Time 

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


Eight Steps to Happiness – Runs from Tuesday 15th January for 9 weeks up to and including Tuesday 12th March 2019.




Meditations for a Happy Life – Runs from Tuesday 9th April 2019 for 7 weeks up to and including Tuesday 21st May 2019.




Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times – Runs from Tuesday 4th June 2019 for 6 weeks up to and including Tuesday 9th July 2019.




Meditations for Modern Problems – Runs from Tuesday 3rd September 2019 up to and including Tuesday 24th September 2019.




How to Solve Our Human Problems – Runs from Tuesday 22nd October 2019 up to and including Tuesday 3rd December 2019