The Centre

Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre

Welcome to Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre, Dublin. The Centre was founded in 1994 by the renowned Buddhist meditation master and author Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Tara Centre is located in Dublin and provides a peaceful and relaxed environment in which people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves.

We hold regular classes and courses in Dublin and at other venues around Ireland. In-depth weekly study programs, chanted prayers and retreats are also provided for people who want to deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

The Centre is run by a team of friendly volunteers and there is usually someone at hand who can answer your questions and tell you more about the Centre. You can experience the tranquility of the meditation room, browse our book and gift shop and simply enjoy this peaceful oasis in the city.

We are both a non-profit and a charity (registered charity number: CHY 11413). All work done at Tara KMC is done voluntarily. We provide meditation classes, courses and study programmes to the general public, everyone is welcome. No one gets turned away because they can't afford to pay. All our income goes back into the organisation to fund the provision of these offerings.

We are a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT—IKBU) - a global Buddhist religious organisation founded by Kelsang Gyatso in England in 1991. The NKT-IKBU is an international organisation registered in England as a charity, or non-profit. We currently have more than 200 centres and around 900 branch classes/study groups in forty countries. Tara KMC Dublin is one of these centres.

Everyone is welcome!

Resident teacher

KADAM ADAM STARR

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Kadam Adam Starr is the Resident Teacher (principal teacher) of Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre, Dublin. He has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for many years under the guidance of the fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Originally from Dublin, Kadam Adam spent many years teaching in the UK and in Europe before returning home to Ireland. Wherever he has taught, he has helped many people discover the potential for lasting inner peace & happiness that lies within each of us. Kadam Adam teaches from the heart in a clear, warm and relaxed way that is highly relevant for our time

other teachers

AT TARA CENTRE

Aileen Hartley

Aileen Hartley

Rosita Kelly

Rosita Kelly

Anne Crehan

Anne Crehan

Leo Crehan

Leo Crehan

Barry Walsh

Barry Walsh

Clara O'Flaherty

Clara O'Flaherty

Steph Atkinson

Steph Atkinson

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