Awakening our wisdom (Post-Spring-Festival Retreat)

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Friday 1st June-Wednesday 6th June, Starts 19:15 Finishes 13:00

Class/Course Level:
GreenSuitable for all levels

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


Based on teachings from the Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC, Gen Samten will guide the retreat, integrating Buddha’s profound Heart Sutra teachings with tantric methods. Through training our mind in the wisdom of ultimate truth we can ripen our Buddha nature and attain the inner peace of enlightenment. Everyone is welcome to attend. It is not necessary to attend the festival to engage in this retreat.

This retreat can be attended for individual days.

It is an opportunity to deepen our experience of the teachings at the Spring Festival. However, everyone is welcome to attend our retreat; it is not restricted to those who were at Spring Festival.


The retreat venue – Bodhisattva KMC

Buddhist meditation retreats






The environment of Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is very relaxing, and there is plenty of time between retreat sessions to enjoy our World Peace Café, to meet and chat with other retreatants 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 Retreat Teacher – Gen Kelsang Samten

This retreat will be guided by our special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Samten.  He is among Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most senior students, and he taught for many years in the UK, including at Manjushri KMC.

Gen Samten is a very experienced meditator and Teacher who can explain profound Dharma very clearly, and guide us to deeper insights and familiarity with these practices.

He has been the Resident Teacher at KMC New York since the autumn of 2008.

The retreat schedule

The retreat will begin on the evening of Friday 1 June, at 7.15 pm, with an introduction and end on Wednesday 6 June, with lunch, served at 1 pm. There will be four sessions of retreat each day and, to preserve the peaceful experience of the retreat, silence will be observed during the mornings.

Friday evening (1st June):

7.15 – 8.45 pm: Introduction to retreat

Saturday – Tuesday (2nd June – 5th June):

09.00 – 10.30: Guided retreat session 1
11.45 – 13.00: Guided retreat session 2
16.30 – 17.45: Guided retreat session 3
19.15 – 20.45: Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog (chanted prayers)

Wednesday (6th June):

09.00 – 10.30: Guided retreat session 1
11.45 – 13.00 : Retreat conclusion




Class/Course Fee:
Various options available. £150 for the entire course. (includes food and refreshments)
This course can be attended non-residentially