Gen Kelsang Thekchen

Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Thekchen has been practising and teaching Buddhist meditation for over 25 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.


10am-12pm Empowerment
2-3.30pm Teaching
4-5pm Guided Practice
7-8pm Wisfulfilling Jewel puja with Tsog
10-11am  Guided Practice
12-1pm   Guided Practice

Suggested Course Materials

The teachings over this weekend will be based on the book  The Mirror of Dharma You can buy this book or ebook here.

 The prayer booklets we will be using are Prayers for Meditation for the Friday introduction and Avalokiteshvara Sadhana for the guided practice sessions. You can buy these booklets or ebooklets 

  • DAY & TIME

    June Saturday 26 – Sunday 27

    Join for the whole weekend or Saturday only.

    PLEASE NOTE THE EMPOWERMENT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO WATCH LIVE. The other sessions will be on demand for you to view for 7 days after the livestream sessions.

  • Bringing Everybody to the Pure Land

    Buddha of Compassion
    Empowerment & Commentary

    In Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most recent book, The Mirror of Dharma, we are given a beautiful, concise commentary to the practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. This brief commentary is an oral instruction that gives us a unique and direct tantric method for developing universal love and compassion. During this weekend event we will take a deep dive into this remarkable commentary and practice so as to uncover its hidden depths and sublime power to change our mind and heart swiftly.

    The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we connect to Avalokiteshvara and receive powerful blessings. It is through these blessings that we can make quick progress in our practice.

    This event is suitable for anyone wanting to draw closer to Buddha and their spiritual potential.


    This event will be online.


    Free for Gold & Platinum Members
    (When booking please book for the whole weekend)

    Registration required (including members)
    • For a more economical option learn about our memberships here
    • **If you are experiencing financial challenges and unable to afford the class, please pop us an email to see how we might be able to help.  events@meditateinbrighton.com
    • Our classes are intended for people residing in our local area (Sussex). If you reside elsewhere look here https://kadampa.org/map as you may just find a class in your local area.


    When you sign up, you will receive an email with the link to the live class. After the class is finished you can use the same link to access the recording of the class which will remain valid for 7 days. If you don’t receive an email, please check in your junk box as it may have landed there!
    If you need help with anything please email events@meditateinbrighton.com

    Easy event access: As of December the way to access our courses will be slightly different and much more simple.

    You will have 2 ways to access.

    • You can access via the confirmation email you received with your booking.  Easy links will be listed in the additional information section.
    • You will receive a reminder one hour before the event and this reminder will include easy links to the event

    Whole Weekend | Saturday 26 – Sunday 27  June | £30 | Free for Gold & Platinum Members

    Saturday Only |  26 June | £25 | Free for Gold & Platinum Members