New Year Meditation Retreat – Finding Stillness WithinClass/Course Date(s) & Time: Friday 5th January-Thursday 11th January, Starts 19:30 Finishes 13:00 (Individual days can be attended)
Class/Course Level: Suitable for all levels
Bodhisattva KMC (Venue Map & Information)3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1DN
This retreat will be a fantastic way to start your year by filling your heart with positive thoughts, good intentions, and Buddhist wisdom. By following a series of step by step meditations it will give you the opportunity to connect with your own potential for inner peace and happiness and equip you with special practical methods for keeping a happy & positive mind for the year ahead.
The focus of the retreat will be one of Buddhism’s best loved teachings ‘Eight Verses of Training The Mind’ by the famous Buddhist meditator Geshe Langri Tangpa. These eight verses reveal powerful meditations that awaken our potential for loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom. They also teach us how we can transform lifes’ difficulties into powerful spiritual insights and in a way that enables us to remain calm and positive in the face of adversity – a skill we all need to develop.
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.
The Teacher of this course
Gen Kelsang Lhachog, is the resident teacher at KMC Manchester. She is an ordained Buddhist nun who has been practising and teaching Buddhism and meditation for over 15 years, living and studying for 8 years at Manjushri KMC, our mother centre in the Lake District. Gen Lhachog teaches through her experience of life which makes Buddha’s teachings so accessible to all. With her warm approach and extensive knowledge of Buddhist teachings, as well as her clear and relaxed manner, she inspires us to practice in our daily lives.
The retreat schedule
The retreat will begin Friday 5th January in the evening at 7.30 pm with an introduction and conclude on Thursday 11th January at 1.00pm with lunch. There will be three sessions of retreat each day and, to preserve the peaceful experience of the retreat, silence will be observed during the mornings.
The session times will be as follows:
Guided Session 1: 10.00 – 11.00 am
Guided Session 2: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
(optional self-guided session at 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm)
Guided Session 3: 7.00 – 8.00 pm
Each session will consist of brief traditional Buddhist prayers, a short Buddhist teaching to introduce the meditation for the session, and a guided meditation. Retreaters are are encouraged to attend whatever sessions they can within their own capacity and in a way that feels comfortable and natural.
Fees for the retreat (7 days, 6 nights)
Accommodation fees (per person):
Single room: £180
Twin Room: £120
Double Room: £120
Male Dormitory: £90
Female Dormitory: £90
Course Booking: Our weekend courses can be booked with a 25% deposit. The booking system is easy to use and will give you all the information you need regarding accommodation options and fees. All bookings are made through a secure online system, and you will receive an instant payment notification as well as confirmation of your course booking.