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Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Open to everyone, Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a special place of peace and refuge, just a few minutes walk from the beautiful sea front in Bexhill. We offer a variety of inspiring classes and courses that allow you to learn how to meditate, bring real meaning to your life and access the timeless wisdom of Buddha’s teachings. In-depth weekly study programs, chanted prayers and retreats are also provided for people who want to deepen their understanding. The Centre also has a shop with a range of books, meditation CDs and other items for sale.

Maitreya Buddhist Centre is a non-profit registered charity and member of the New Kadampa Tradition – a global organisation founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The Centre is run entirely by volunteers and welcomes people from all faiths and backgrounds to discover how to find lasting happiness from within. 


Weekly drop-in classes helping people find inner peace and happiness in their daily lives


Half-Day Courses, Day Courses, Retreats and Special Events with qualified Kadampa Teachers


Gain deeper understanding of meditation and Buddha's teachings through systematic study

Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Rak-ma is the Resident Teacher at Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre.

Rak-ma has been ordained as a Buddhist nun for 20 years. 
She understands how people of this modern world need help and support through Buddhist meditation, and presents the teachings in a clear and down-to-earth way.

Other Teachers

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Deb Latter

Deb is studying on our Foundation Programme. She is appreciated for her warmth and down to earth teachings.

Sammi Gawad

Sammi is also studying on our Foundation Programme. He brings a passion and enthusiasm to inspire and encourage all. 

Rosemary Lindfield

Rosemary has a strong desire to share the joy and purpose she has found through her own practice of meditation and Buddhism. She presents meditation and Buddha’s teachings in a practical, kind-hearted and inspirational way.  

Bruce Robinson 

Bruce is an experienced meditation teacher who is valued for his warm and gentle wisdom.


2 hour free-parking in side roads around the Centre 

4 hour free-parking towards the top of Buckhurst Rd

All day parking along the seafront @£2 and Endwell Rd @£4 


Bexhill Railway Station is just across the road 

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