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About Maitreya Centre The Centre

About Maitreya Centre The Centre


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

Principal Teacher

James Baskerville

James Baskerville is the Principal Teacher at Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre.

James has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats, including silent retreat. He is especially known for his clarity, humour and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings.

James teaches the Monday Evening Class and the Tuesday Morning Class at Maitreya Centre, as well as regular weekend courses and retreats.

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.

Rosemary Lindfield

Rosemary has been practising Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for nearly ten years. A teacher by profession, she shares Buddhist methods and meditations clearly, effectively and from her heart.

Rosemary teaches the Wednesday Evening Class in Eastbourne.

Kelsang Lam-ma

Kelsang Lam-ma first met Kadampa Buddhism in the ’70s and has been practicing ever since. She has engaged in extensive study and meditation and has been an ordained nun since 2004. Lam-ma is well known and liked for her compassion and kindness.

Lam-ma teaches the Thursday Lunchtime Class in Bexhill.