Weekend Meditation Retreats & Courses
At Bodhisattva Centre we offer a range weekend meditation retreats that will give you an opportunity to relax and take a break from your life as well as helping you to find inner peace, contentment and happiness from within. Our courses are attended by men and women from all walks of life (read our testimonials) and bring many long term benefits into peoples lives.
These retreats are suitable for everyone. They explore different Buddhist meditation topics such as mindfulness, meditation, loving kindness, compassion, patience, wisdom and how we can practically apply them in daily life to solve our problems.
The courses are taught by experienced teachers who will guide all the meditations and answer any questions you may have about Buddhist meditation practice. In between sessions there is plenty of time to relax, go for walks, rest, and spend time with like minded people.
All meals are provided during our weekend courses and are vegetarian, home-cooked and delicious! During the breaks our café is open for you to relax, unwind and enjoy light refreshments.
The environment of Bodhisattva KMC is very relaxing and there is plenty of time between retreat sessions to enjoy our café, to meet and chat with other retreaters and the community of Bodhisattva KMC, and to enjoy walking and gentle strolls along the Brighton and Hove sea front and promenade. The peaceful surroundings of Bodhisattva KMC help people to create a comfortable space within their own minds.
To gain maximum benefit and to be fully immersed in a meditation course we offer people the option to stay at Bodhisattva KMC. We offer warm, clean, and comfortable residential accommodation and this can be booked through our online booking system.
How to book
Below is a schedule of weekend courses. To find out more about a particular course, and for booking information, click on the course title.
Friday 22nd September-Sunday 24th September, Starts 19:30
During this retreat we will learn some simple meditations that help us to let go of stress and other painful states of mind and thereby enable us to enjoy peace of mind.
Friday 20th October-Sunday 22nd October, Starts 19:30
On this meditation retreat we will be emphasizing Buddha's teachings on training the mind (or "Lojong" in Tibetan) whereby, through the practice of meditation, we can open up our heart, improve our relationships with others, and find greater peace and fulfillment in our life.
Friday 24th November-Sunday 26th November, Starts 19:30
This course will guide us through understanding the three essential aspects of all Buddha’s 84,000 teachings, helping us to deepen our experience of each stage of the path. By increasing our wisdom we will improve our practice and gradually progress toward the ultimate peace of enlightenment.
Friday 8th December-Sunday 10th December, Starts 19:30
Through connecting to Medicine Buddha we can experience the pure nature of our mind, and heal ourselves of these inner diseases. Through healing ourself of mental and physical suffering we will then be able to help heal others.