Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to create peace and harmony within our world. Our West Burleigh Centre provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves. Everyone is welcome!
Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Our Story

Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre was established in 2009 and is now located in the village of West Burleigh. We hold weekly drop-in meditation classes and monthly day courses at the centre which are suitable for beginners, as well as in-depth study programs for people who want to deepen their understanding of Buddha’s teachings.

Ganden KBC is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, a global network of over one thousand centres & groups around the world.

Our Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Tsalden is a fully ordained Australian Buddhist nun. She is the Resident Teacher of Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre on the Gold Coast.

Gen Tsalden has practised Kadampa Buddhism for over 13 years, training in Sydney and the UK. With over 9 years experience as a Resident Teacher her clear, inspiring teachings and joyful manner make Buddhist wisdom accessible to all.

Volunteering at the Centre

Ganden KBC is dedicated to bringing inner peace and happiness to the people of the Gold Coast and beyond. To fulfil this aim our Centre relies entirely upon volunteers – from those who drop in to the Centre to help out on occasion through to our dedicated managers and teachers.

If you have the wish to help out in any way please let us know! You don’t need to have any particular skills or make any regular commitment. Our volunteers are from all walks of life and help us with a vast range of tasks. Any help is welcome!


All of our Centre’s activities depend upon the kindness of our community. Every Kadampa Centre is completely run by volunteers and it is through the generous support of the community – by volunteering and making financial contributions – that we are able to offer classes and courses throughout the Gold Coast. If you wish to make a one-time or recurring donation to the Centre’s activities, you can do so at any time. Every donation regardless of size, is a significant contribution!

How to get to GKBC

Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre is located in the beautiful West Burleigh village.  Public transport services the area from Stocklands Shopping Centre.  Parking in the area is limited during the day so please allow enough time to find parking.

If you are considering using public transport, options can be found by clicking the button below.