Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering Retreat

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Sunday 13th May-Friday 18th May, Starts 16:00 Finishes 13:00
(Individual days can be attended)

Class/Course Level:
GreenSuitable for all levels

Bodhisattva KMC (Venue Map & Information)
3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1DN


‘Those who wish for attainments
Should mentally and skilfully fill this universe
With the seven precious objects.
By offering them every day

Their wishes will be fulfilled.’

– Vajradhara

This retreat is preceded by a weekend course in which we will learn about what a mandala is and how to offer one, and what a Guru is and how to rely on one: for more information, please see ‘Attaining a Pure Land’.

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 retreatants 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.

About the teacher


Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chönden, is an ordained Buddhist Monk.

Born in England, and ordained by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1993, he has been studying and teaching under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for close to 30 years.

He is a very experienced and inspiring teacher: his teachings comprise a great wealth of clarity, insight and wisdom and are powered by his very visible and infectious enthusiasm for Buddhadharma.  He enjoys sharing this love of Dharma with all, helping people to find new and beneficial ways of seeing themselves, their world, and their problems.


The retreat schedule

The following session times are indicative:

Session 1: 7 am – 8.30 am
Session 2: 10 am – 11.30 pm
(Wishfulfilling Jewel 12.30pm – 1.10pm)
Session 3: 4 – 5.30 pm
Session 4: 7 pm – 8.30 pm

If you would like to join us for lunch at 1pm, then you are very welcome to do so.  Please contact the centre for more information and to book.

Class/Course Fee:
Please contact centre