Meditate in Cork

Classes & Events for Everyone

Suitable for everyone, we offer weekly in-person meditation classes, as well as regular weekend workshops. Click on the options below to find your perfect class or to learn about upcoming events. Discover how to use Buddhist meditation & mindfulness training to solve daily problems, be more present, improve relationships and discover authentic happiness.

The Teacher


Kelsang Drolma  is the local teacher for the Tara KMC branch in Cork. She is an ordained Buddhist nun and  has taught in Ireland and the UK. She completed the STTP Special Training Programme in the main centre for the Kadampa Tradition MKMC.  Drolma is well loved for her warm, clear, practical teachings.  She teaches with a sense of humour really connecting with students, inspiring them to practice the teachings and apply them in their daily lives.

Simply Meditate, at Lunchtime

Take a peaceful break from your day, and enjoy these deeply relaxing meditations and brief advice on how to maintain that sense of inner calm, peace of mind and positive energy throughout your day. In this way we can return to our day with a calm, clear and peaceful mind, feeling genuinely refreshed and re-energised for the rest of the day ahead.

The Power of Positive Thinking


Is your glass half full or half empty? Whether we experience a happy, meaningful life full of exciting challenges and opportunities for growth, or a stressful, unhappy life full of difficulties and problems, all depends on our way of thinking! Happiness and suffering are states of mind; with meditation, we can train ourselves to think positively and to maintain an authentic experience of inner peace, even in difficult situations, and discover the potential for lasting happiness and joy within our own minds.

Come and discover the Power of Positive Thinking!

Note: Each class in the series is self-contained, so you can either attend the entire series or drop in to any class, any week. There’s also an opportunity to stay back for a cuppa and chat after class if you wish, in what’s always a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Tranquil Sundays

Treat yourself to time out to relax, unwind, reflect and connect to your own tranquil mind. When your mind is more tranquil,  and spacious you experience your life very differently. Your usual problems naturally start to fall away, relationships improve, and physical and mental health is enhanced  and you  experience a deeper fun and joy in your life & relationships.
‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within’ – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

This class guided by Buddhist nun Kelsang Drolma, will include 2 guided meditations and a short teaching on methods to improve and nurture your mind. Everyone is welcome!

Training in Letting Go (Midleton)


Whether it’s a touch of the winter blues, increasing stress, anxiety or other unhealthy emotions, negative self-talk or tendencies towards overthinking and distraction, we can all get caught up in these at times. 

In this new series of drop-in weekly talks and guided meditations with Kelsang Drolma, learn proven methods for everyone to train in letting them go in the moment and become increasingly free of them moment to moment. 

Also, discover how to view life from a fresh new perspective that enables us to maintain a peaceful, positive mind no matter what’s happening in our day or life, that naturally prevents unhealthy emotions and the unhelpful mental habits that generate them, from arising in the first place.

Nov 7 – How it’s possible to let go and unlock our full potential
Nov 14 – Letting go of overthinking, stress & anxiety, finding peace of mind
Nov 21 – Letting go of craving & distraction, enjoying inner freedom
Nov 28- Letting go of feelings of loneliness, deepening connection with others

Note: Each class in the series is self-contained, so you can either attend the entire series or drop in to any class, any week. 

Upcoming Events

Meditation Workshops & Retreats

Our in-person meditation workshops and retreats are an ideal way to experience the benefits of Buddhist meditation and mindfulness training. These weekend events allow us the chance to explore the teachings in more depth than is possible at our drop-in classes. Learn how to use Buddhist wisdom and meditation to solve daily problems, improve relationships and find lasting happiness. Events include talks, guided meditations and Q&A.

Love Without Pain (Cork)

Our relationships with others can have a huge impact on our happiness. On this half day course with Kelsang Drolma learn and practice simple meditations to make our relationships work. ...
09 Dec
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bru Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork

Heavenly Peace in The Heart

Everyone is warmly welcome to attend the Irish Dharma Celebration 2024, which sees people gather from all over Ireland every year. It offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a deeply relaxing and inspiring weekend of practical teachings of modern Buddhism, ...
15 - 17 Mar
7:00 pm
Ards Friary, Donegal
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Study Programs

Take your practice Deeper

Our Foundation Program is the perfect opportunity to take your practice deeper, learn more about the teachings and make authentic progress. The classes take place live in Cork city, at The Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork in Room G17 on Monday nights from 7 – 9pm. The Foundation Program focusses on the book: The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Some prior experience of meditation is essential. Please get in touch for enrolment details and to access a free two week trial at

In Depth Retreats

Upcoming Meditation Retreats

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