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

Gen Kelsang Daö

The resident teacher Gen Daö

The Resident Teacher (Principal Teacher) at Kadampa Meditation Centre, Copenhagen is Gen Kelsang Daö, who comes originally from the UK. She is a senior Kadampa teacher and has been ordained as a Buddhist nun for 20 years. Prior to moving to Copenhagen, Gen Daö was the Resident Teacher at KMC New York, KMC California and Mahasiddha KMC in Sydney and has taught internationally for many years.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the contemporary Buddhist meditation master and renowned author & teacher of Buddhism, requested Gen Daö to move to Denmark to give teachings here. We are very fortunate to be able to receive teachings from Gen Daö in and around Copenhagen.

Gen Daö teaches weekly classes, the Foundation program and workshops as well as guiding retreats. In easy-to-understand English, she explains clearly how anyone can use Buddhist meditation to improve their life. Her teachings are suitable for everyone – non-Buddhist and Buddhist alike.

other teachers

at Kadampa Meditation Centre

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 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 Nathalie


Nathalie is one of the new teachers at KMC Copenhagen. She is Dutch but married to a Dane and has lived in Copenhagen since 2009 and has been studying and practicing meditation since then. Nathalie works as a consultant in the financial sector and teaches about topics and issues that have most influenced her life on work-life balance, love and relationships and patience.