about

the centre

Kadampa Meditation Centre, Copenhagen

The Kadampa Meditation Centre, Copenhagen in St. Anne's Passage

Welcome to Kadampa Meditation Centre, Copenhagen (formerly known as the Clear Light Centre). The Centre was founded in 2005 by the renowned Buddhist meditation master and author Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. It is one of about 1200 Centres and groups worldwide in 40 countries, that make up the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

At Kadampa Meditation Centre, Copenhagen our aim is to provide an open, friendly and calm space in the city of Copenhagen where anyone can find greater inner peace, happiness and well-being. We offer meditation classes and events that are suitable for everyone. We hope you will find something interesting and useful for you here – whether you are a total beginner or have some experience of meditation, and whatever your beliefs you have.

The teachings and meditation techniques we teach can be traced back over 2,500 years in an unbroken lineage to Buddha Shakyamuni. However, they are presented in a way so they can be practiced in contemporary Danish life. We call this Modern Buddhism and believe anyone will find it useful to learn.

However, the only way to find out whether this is something for you is to come to a class or event and experience meditation for yourself! You are very welcome to drop in to one of our weekly classes or book for a Saturday workshop. We hope to see you soon!

resident teacher

Kadam Tim

The resident teacher Tim Larcombe

The Resident Teacher at KMC Copenhagen is Kadam Tim Larcombe. Originally from the UK, Kadam Tim met Kadampa Buddhism in New York in 2002. Since then, he has studied, practiced and taught meditation under the guidance of the fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Having returned to Denmark with his Danish wife and son,  in 2005 he helped establish Kadampa Meditation Centre, Copenhagen. Since then he has worked continuously for the Centre either as a teacher or managing the Centre’s activities. Kadam Tim is well known for his kind heart and willingness to help others. His teachings are clear and easy to relate to, due to his personal experience of developing a mediation practice whilst working in a regular job and having a family.

other teachers

at Kadampa Meditation Centre

Teacher Sophie Andersen

Sophie Andersen

Sophie is a new teacher at KMC Copenhagen where she teaches meditation classes in Danish and English. She first met Kadampa Buddhism at KMC Hong Kong in 2012, and has been studying and practicing meditation & mindfulness with the tradition ever since. Sophie returned to Denmark in 2016 with her family, where she works as a supply teacher and has been regularly volunteering at KMC Copenhagen. She is known for her kind nature, relevant and humorous teaching style with many examples from daily life.

Teacher Sophie Andersen

Stig Backen

Stig is the co-teacher at our free weekly classes on Wednesdays in Danish. Stig has been a student of KMC Copenhagen for over two years and has developed a strong meditation practice following the Kadampa teachings offered at the centre. Now retired, Stig draws from a lifetime of experience and provides a unique perspective on the meaning of Modern Buddhism here in Denmark.

Teacher Sam Barnes

Sam Barnes

Sam is one of the regular teachers at Kadampa Meditation Centre, Copenhagen where he teaches classes and workshops. He is originally from England, moved to Copenhagen in 2015, and is also one of the volunteer managers of the centre. Sam has studied, practised and taught meditation and Kadampa Buddhism for several years. He is known for his good heart and clear and down to earth teaching style, that draws from his personal experience of applying the teachings and meditations to his life and work.

Teacher Lidet

Lidet Wolde

Lidet has been a student and volunteer of the centre for several years who currently teaches the monthly kids class in Danish. She first learned about meditation whilst living in Miami and has since developed her practice and experience after moving to Denmark, particularly emphasising the Buddhist practices of love and patience in relation to raising her two children. Lidet is also a project manager for a large company and so has plenty of experience of how to integrate practical Buddhist teachings with a busy daily life.