About Us

“The very Heart of Mahayana Buddhist practise is letting go of self and cherishing others”

  • Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Mahamudra is a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre in the Gelugpa tradition, established in 1981 under the guidance of two Tibetan lamas, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.


Mahamudra centre is a charitable trust and a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)* – an international organization which has over 150 centres, hospices and projects worldwide.

The purpose of an FPMT centre is to offer the timeless wisdom and methods of Buddhism as a means to attain the highest human and spiritual potential, especially those taught by the great 15th century Tibetan teacher and meditator, Lama Tzong Khapa.

These methods act as antidotes to our everyday experiences of anxiety, fear and agitation and help to create instead, experiences of joy, compassion and understanding, not only for oneself but for everyone.

Peace, tranquility and simplicity are the hallmarks of our centre.

*Information about the practice of Shugden is available on FPMT’s website, and why those in service or teaching in FPMT centers, projects and services do not engage in this practice, and why regular students and retreatants should not either.

Mahamudra Centre is an FPMT Buddhist retreat centre