WEEKEND RETREAT: Detox the Mind

  • DATE & TIME

    Friday – Sunday 3-5 April
    Registration from 3pm
    Friday evening intro starts at 7.30pm
    Course ends with lunch on Sunday

  • COURSE LEVEL

    Suitable for all levels

  • VENUE & PARKING

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

  • COURSE FEE & BOOKING

    Weekend course fee: £62 (Accommodation available)

Course info

Detox the Mind

On this weekend 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 weekend 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

This course is also offered as a Saturday only day course.

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

Teacher

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

Schedule

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

Saturday:
10am – 11.15am: Teaching and meditation
12pm – 1pm: Meditation and discussion
2.30pm –  4pm: Teaching and meditation

7pm-8pm Q&A

Sunday:
10am – 11am: Teaching and Meditation session
12pm – 1pm: Meditation session
Course ends with lunch

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