Healing Ourselves & Others – Medicine Buddha Empowerment

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Friday 8th December-Sunday 10th December, Starts 19:30 Finishes 14:00

Class/Course Level:
GreenSuitable for all levels

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


Course can be booked for Saturday only

According to Buddha, all disease and suffering, mental and physical, are caused by our negative minds. Normally our negative minds can feel deeply ingrained, but through connecting to Medicine Buddha we can experience the pure nature of our mind, and heal ourselves of these inner diseases. Through healing ourself of mental and physical suffering, we will then be able to help heal others.

This empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation, during which we will receive the blessings of Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of all enlightened healing energy.  During the commentary our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chönden, will explain the profound tantric practice, known as self-generation, through which we awaken our own potential to become an enlightened healing Buddha. The empowerment will take place in the morning, followed by commentary in the afternoon. There will then be two guided Medicine Buddha meditations along with further commentary on Sunday morning.

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

Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chönden, has been studying and teaching under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 20 years. He is very experienced and most inspiring teacher, bringing into all his teachings a great wealth of  knowledge, wisdom and clarity.

The retreat schedule

7.30 – 8.45 pm : Introduction

10.00 – 12.00 pm : Empowerment of Medicine Buddha
12.00 – 2.00 pm : Lunch break
2.00 – 3.30 pm : Commentary to Medicine Buddha practice
4.15 – 5.15 pm : Medicine Buddha meditation

09.00 – 10.30 am : Guided Retreat Session
11.30 – 1.00 pm : Guided Retreat Session
Lunch 1.00 pm

Fees for the weekend retreat

Accommodation options (per person):
Single room: £90
Twin Room: £60
Double Room: £60
Male Dormitory: £28
Female Dormitory: £28

Class/Course Fee:
£60 for weekend. £30 for Saturday only. (includes food and refreshments)
This course can be attended non-residentially

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.

Payment Information:
We use PayPal as our payment gateway, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay. After you have registered for your course, you will automatically be directed to PayPal to process your payment, where you can choose to "Check Out as a Guest".