The Centre

Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre

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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 Rathgar, 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 addition to classes held at other venues around Dublin & 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.

Tara Centre is one of around 1100 Centres and groups worldwide in 40 countries, that make up the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

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


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Anne Crehan

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Clara O'Flaherty

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Steph Atkinson

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