The Healing Power of Meditation Weekend Retreat

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Friday 22nd September-Sunday 24th September, 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


From the depths of our heart we wish to be happy, in fact we wish to be happy all the time. We are always seeking happiness and yet lasting happiness eludes us. Furthermore, we so often experience mental pain, worry, stress and frustration and our lives can seem so complicated and dissatisfying.

During this retreat we will explore how we all have the capacity to experience inner peace, which is the true source of happiness. We will learn some simple meditations that help us to let go of stress and other painful states of mind and thereby enable us to enjoy peace of mind. By getting a taste of the healing power of meditation we can come to understand that true happiness is within our grasp and achieving it is actually simpler that we think.

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

leksangGen Kelsang Leksang has been studying and teaching under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 13 years. She is the Principle Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Birmingham and is loved for her gentle and joyful approach and her sincere example.

The retreat schedule

The retreat will begin Friday 22nd September in the evening at 7.30 pm with an introduction and conclude on Sunday 24th September at 2.00pm (after lunch). The retreat session times will be as follows:

7.30 – 8.30 pm : Introduction

10.00 – 11.00 am : Meditation session
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm : Meditation session
(Lunch 1.00 pm)
4.00 – 5.00 pm : Meditation session
7.30 – 8.30 pm : Meditation Session

10.00 am – 11.00 am : Meditation session
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm : Meditation 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:
£55 (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".