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Attaining a Pure Land

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


Receiving blessings and accumulating merit are essential preliminaries for gaining a pure mind that perceives a pure world.  On this course we will look at the practices of Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering.

‘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


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.

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 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 sessions throughout the retreat will be a combination of teaching and guided meditation, with some opening and closing prayers.

The session times will be as follows:

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

10 am – 11.15 am : Session 1
12 noon – 1.15 pm : Session 2
(Lunch will be served at 1.15 pm)
4 pm – 5.15 pm : Session 3
(Supper will be served at 6 pm)
7 pm – 8.15 pm : Session 4

10 am – 11.15 am : Session 5
12 noon – 1.15 pm : Session 6
(Lunch will be served at 1.15 pm)

Fees for the 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".