Peaceful Mind, Peaceful Life Meditation RetreatClass/Course Date(s) & Time: Friday 10th March - Thursday 16th March, Starts 19:30 Finishes 14:00
Class/Course Level: Suitable for all levels
Bodhisattva KMC (Venue Map & Information), 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1DN
(Individual retreat days can be attended – see below)
On this special week retreat we will gain practical experience of meditation and how to build the foundation of inner peace within our busy and often stressful lives. The meditations will be steeped in Buddhist wisdom and are perfectly suited to modern life. By practising meditation we will learn to control our mind, develop a good heart in daily life, and realise our highest spiritual potential.
Meditation subjects covered on this retreat will include karma, life after death, impermanence, love, compassion and Buddhist wisdom. This retreat is perfect for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of Buddhist philosophy, the Buddhist way of life, and how to develop a powerful daily meditation practice.
The retreat venue
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.
The retreat schedule
The retreat will begin Friday 10th March in the evening at 7.30 pm with an introduction and conclude on Thursday 16th March at 2.00pm after lunch. There will be four sessions of retreat each day and, to preserve the peaceful experience of the retreat, silence will be observed during the mornings.
The session times will be as follows:
Session 1: 9.00 – 10.15 am (guided session)
Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm (guided session)
Session 3: 4.30 – 5.30 pm (self guided & personal meditation time)
Session 4: 7.00 – 8.15 pm (guided session)
Each session will consist of traditional Buddhist prayers, a short Buddhist teaching to introduce the meditation for the session, and a guided meditation. Retreaters are encouraged to attend whatever sessions they can within their own capacity and in a way that feels comfortable and natural.
Gen Chodor is resident teacher at Bodhisattva KMC (Brighton). He has practised Kadampa Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skilfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.
Fees for the retreat (7 days, 6 nights)
Whole course (includes all food – breakfast, lunch, supper): £91.00
Per individual full day (includes lunch and supper): £13.50
Accommodation options (per person):
Single room: £180
Twin Room: £120
Double Room: £120
Male Dormitory: £72
Female Dormitory: £72
Course Booking: Our weekend courses can be booked with a 25% deposit. The booking system is easy to use and will give you all the information you need regarding accommodation options and fees. All bookings are made through a secure online system, and you will receive an instant payment notification as well as confirmation of your course booking.
Payment Information: We use PayPal as our payment gateway, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay. After you have registered for your course, you will automatically be directed to PayPal to process your payment, where you can choose to "Check Out as a Guest" - see the picture below as an example.