Buddha Amitayus Retreat

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Thursday 1st February-Saturday 3rd February, Starts 09:00 Finishes 16:30

Class/Course Level:
GreenSuitable for all levels

Bodhisattva KMC (Venue Map & Information)
3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1DN


To enjoy a meaningful human life we need long life and wisdom.  The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus is the principal method for increasing our lifespan, merit and wisdom.  In each session we can also practise to increase the lifespan of our precious Guru – to maintain his form body in this world.

It is traditional for Kadampa centres to engage in short retreat on this beautiful practice early in the year.

Everyone is welcome to any of the sessions.

The retreat 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 retreaters 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.

About the teacher

chondenGen Chönden is an ordained Buddhist Monk and has been studying and teaching under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 20 years. He is a very experienced and inspiring teacher and always brings into his teachings a great wealth of clarity, insight and wisdom.

The retreat schedule

Thursday – Saturday:

We will follow the same schedule each day.

09.00 – 10.00 am :  Session 1
11.30 am – 12.30 pm :  Session 2
Lunch 1.00 pm
3.30 – 4.30 pm :  Session 3

For each session, we will engage in the Yoga of Buddha Amitayus, with time for visualisations and mantra recitation as explained in the sadhana.

We can provide meals (from supper on Thursday to lunch on Saturday) – all meals at Bodhisattva KMC 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 welcome to stay overnight at Bodhisattva KMC.  We offer warm, clean, and comfortable residential accommodation.

Fees for the retreat

The retreat sessions are free.  Just pay for meals and accommodation, if you want them. Booking is essential as places are limited!

Accommodation options (per person):
You can stay overnight at the centre on Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday nights.  The prices are:

Single room: £45 per night
Twin Room: £30 per night
Double Room: £30 per night
Male Dormitory: £15 per night
Female Dormitory: £15 per night

For more information and to book:
Please contact the centre directly.  Either email events@meditateinbrighton.com or phone us on 01273 732917.

Class/Course Fee:
Retreat sessions are free.
This course can be attended non-residentially