Live-Stream Half Day Course: Detox the Mind

  • DATE & TIME

    Saturday 4 April, 10am – 1pm

  • COURSE LEVEL

    Suitable for all levels

  • VENUE & PARKING

    Bodhisattva KMC, 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, BN3 1DN
    Free parking onsite

  • COURSE FEE & BOOKING

    Saturday, 4 April, 10am – 1pm Live Stream – £10

    You must register by clicking below

    Vajrasattva Retreat begins with an Introduction Saturday evening at 7pm – £5

    You must register by clicking below.

Course info

Detox the Mind

On this half day course we will be looking at several Buddhist meditation practices that help to eliminate negativity, distractions, bad feelings, and heaviness from within our mind.

In particular we will be learning two profound purification practices.  The first is 35 Confession Buddha practice.  This practice involves prostration and meditation, and is one of the most powerful Buddhist methods for purifying our mind of all negativity. With the prayer booklet,  The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls, we request these Buddhas to witness our confession and dedication of merit, and we prostrate in their presence.

The second practice is Vajrasattva meditation, the Buddha of purification, through which we can purify and release our mind from all its negativity. Through this practice we will find we will naturally become happier, our mind more flexible, and that our meditation practice in general will become more effective.

On this half day course we will also discover what causes our negativity, our negative karma, and how to avoid creating negativity through controlling our mind. We will explore subjects like karma, past and future lives, and the course will include traditional Kadampa Buddhist prayers and meditation

Saturday Evening

Following the course, there will be a 5 day Vajrasattva purification retreat, 5-9 April.

On Saturday, 4 April, There will be an evening introduction to the retreat live-streamed from 7-8pm.  Click here to book for that.

Suggested course materials

We will be using the Prayer booklet ‘Solitary Vajrasattva’ which is available as an ebook or a booklet which you can order here

As well as ‘The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls’ which is available as a booklet which you can order here

And the book ‘The Bodhisattva Vow’, available as an ebook or audio book here

Teacher

This event is taught by Gen Kelsang Thekchen, senior Buddhist Monk and Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC.

Schedule

Saturday:
10am – 11.15am: Teaching and meditation
11.45pm – 1pm: Teaching and meditation

Separately, there is also an introduction to the Vajrasattva Purification retreat

7-8pm.

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.