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.

Class Format

Guided breathing meditation

Practical teaching

Second guided meditation based on the teaching

Suggested Course Materials

We will be mainly relying on the book “Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Inspiring guidelines for helping us to live a happy and meaningful life, come to terms with our own death in a positive way and help others who are dying.

You can purchase the book here

  • DAY & TIME

    Thursdays | 7:00pm – 8.30pm
    Join anytime

    Current Course ‘Life & Death ~ a Buddhist Perspective’

    These classes will be live-streamed.  You will need to book for the class using the link below.

  • Life & Death, a Buddhist Perspective

    We are alive therefore we will die.

    An inspiring set of 8 classes, giving an unparalleled Buddhist insight into death and dying, helping us to develop an awareness of our own mortality in a way that will totally enrich and transform our life.

    In these series of ONLINE classes on a Thursday evening we look at our precious human life and how to make it meaningful by practicing Dharma, Buddha’s teachings, especially the 5 forces.

    “There is nothing more precious than our human life. Having been born as a human being we have immense freedom to accomplish almost anything we want. With so much freedom, we need to ask ourself what is the most meaningful way to use our life. What will make us truly happy? What will benefit others most? And when this life is over, what will help us then?”
    Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, ‘Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully’

    Whilst continuing to stream, we are working to re-open the centre to allow in-person attendance to some classes in the safest way possible.  This will take us time and our startup will be a rolling start.  We will send out messages with any updates as we have them.  Please be sure you are on our emailing list to receive the updates.


    Suitable for all levels


    £7 per class | Free for all members

    To save money find out more about our membership options here

    ** if you are struggling financially and cannot afford to pay for a class, please contact us at events@meditateinbrighton.com

    Everyone needs to register including members.

    Our classes are intended for people in our local area (Sussex), if you live elsewhere you can find your local centre who will be offering livestream classes here https://kadampa.org/map


  • Booking

    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

    Individual classes £7 per class | Free for Members

    All four March classes (members only)
    Thursday 11th March – The Force of Destruction – Removing bad habits and negativity
    Tuesday 18th March – The Force of Prayer – Benefiting others through powerful mental action
    Thursday 25th March – How to help ourself and others at the time of death
    Thursday 1st April – Powa – Transference of Consciousness