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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

Kelsang Rak-ma

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

Rak-ma has been ordained as a Buddhist nun for 17 years and has been practising meditation for nearly 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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Kelsang Dana

Kelsang Dana is a modern Buddhist nun who has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years. She presents Buddha’s wisdom with warmth and insight.

Sammi Gawad

Sammi is a father of two young girls and is an engineer by trade.  He has been training and practicing at Maitreya Centre for 4 years and brings a passion and enthusiasm to inspire and encourage all. 



Rosemary Lindfield

Rosemary is an experienced teacher who has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for 12 years. She is known for her down to earth approach and practical teachings.