Creating Happiness and Reaching our Goals

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Friday 11th May-Sunday 13th May, Starts 19:30 Finishes 13:15

Class/Course Level:
GreenSuitable for all levels

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



In striving to accomplish our goals and to find real meaningful happiness, we often encounter many obstacles.  No matter how much effort we put into it, often we still don’t manage to get what we want.  Some attribute this to bad luck, but in reality it depends on whether we’ve created the right causes and conditions.  We need to first create conducive conditions for success and this means creating the powerful positive karma or merit that is the main cause of all our happiness, success, and even “good luck”.  Buddha taught many powerful methods to create this positive energy such as the practice of giving, rejoicing in others’ happiness, and mentally creating a pure world or “mandala” and offering it to all Enlightened beings.

On this day course, Gen Thekchen will explain proven methods to create the actual causes for both the temporary happiness of this life and the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment.  It’s a course you don’t want to miss!

This course can be taken either as a day course on Saturday or as a weekend event with an introduction to karma Friday night and instructions on how to do mandala offerings Sunday morning.

An opportunity to engage in a week of retreat follows this course.  Please see ‘Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering Retreat’ for more information.

The 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.

All meals are provided during our weekend courses (Friday supper to Sunday lunch) and are vegetarian, home-cooked and delicious! During the breaks our café is open for you to relax, unwind and enjoy light refreshments.

To gain maximum benefit and to be fully immersed in a meditation course, you are very welcome to stay overnight at Bodhisattva KMC. We offer warm, clean, and comfortable residential accommodation and this can be booked through our online booking system.

Due to the popularity of our classes our accommodation sells out quite quickly.  Please book in advance if possible.  If you find we are sold out of accommodation then please check for other options.


Kelsang Thekchen 2018 1 - CopyThe Teacher

Gen Thekchen is the Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC.  He is a Canadian Buddhist monk who has over 20 years of teaching experience.  He presents Buddha’s teachings in a very practical, simple and often humorous way, making it easy to integrate them into our daily life.






The schedule

The weekend course will begin on the evening of Friday 11 May, at 7.30 pm, with an introduction and conclude on Sunday 13 May, with lunch, served at 1.15 pm.

The session times will be as follows:

(Supper will be served at 6 pm)
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm : Introduction to karma

10 am – 11.15 am : Teaching and Meditation
12 noon – 1.15 pm : Teaching and Meditation
(Lunch will be served at 1.15 pm)
2:45pm – 4pm : Teaching and Meditation

7pm – 8.15 pm : Wishfulfilling Jewel puja

10 am – 11.15 am : Teaching on Mandala offerings
12 noon – 1.15 pm : Guided Session on Mandala Offerings and Guru Yoga

Unguided Mandala offering retreat begins at 4pm on Sunday.

Fees for the weekend

Saturday Day Course (including lunch): £25

Weekend Course only (includes meals and refreshments): £58

Accommodation options (per person):
Single room: £90
Twin Room: £60
Double Room: £60
Male Dormitory: £30
Female Dormitory: £30

Class/Course Fee:
£58 (includes food and refreshments)
This course can be attended non-residentially

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".