Training The Mind Weekend Retreat

Class/Course Date(s) & Time:
Friday 20th October-Sunday 22nd October, 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


On this meditation retreat we will be emphasizing Buddha’s teachings on training the mind (or “Lojong” in Tibetan) whereby, through the practice of meditation, we can open up our heart, improve our relationships with others, and find greater peace and fulfillment in our life.

We will also be looking at powerful meditation techniques that will enable us to practically transform our day-to-day lives – including even the most demanding and difficult situations – into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. These ancient meditative techniques have been tried and tested for centuries and lead to an experience of unchanging mental freedom and happiness.

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 Chonden 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 a wealth of personal experience into his teachings.

The retreat schedule

7.30 – 8.45 pm : Introduction

09.30 – 11.00 am : Teaching
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm : Meditation
Lunch 1.00 pm
4.30 – 6.00 pm : Teaching
7.30 – 8.30 pm : Meditation

09.30 – 11.00 am : Teaching
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm : Meditation
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".