Following Truth: The real meaning of going for refuge


    February 26-28 Weekend Course with Gen-la Dekyong

    February 28-Mar 2 Retreat with Gen Kelsang Rabten


    Open to everyone wanting to learn more about how to go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha


    This event is online and hosted by our Mother Centre, Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the Lake District

    Click here to book for the course

    £30 for the weekend

    £50 for the weekend and retreat

Course info

Through seeking refuge in the three precious wishfulfilling jewels Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, we can fulfil all our own wishes as well as the wishes of all living beings. If we really do not wish to experience problems and suffering we must realize emptiness, the selflessness of persons and phenomena. During this weekend course Genla Dekyong will share oral commentary received directly from Venerable Geshela to the verse by Marpa Lotsawa:

In east India near the river Ganges
I met Venerable Maitripa, and through his great kindness
I realized that the things that I normally see do not exist.
Thus, all my experiences of problems and suffering have ceased. 

There will be an opportunity to receive the special blessings of refuge by engaging in a Mahayana Refuge Ceremony and together create powerful causes for world peace.

Retreat following the Weekend Course 

Feb 28 – Mar 2

with Gen Kelsang Rabten

The teachings will be followed by a short retreat on Refuge guided by Gen Kelsang Rabten.

The meditations during the course will also be lead by Gen Kelsang Rabten.


Weekend Course followed by Retreat

Friday, 26 Feb – Tuesday 2 March

Friday 26 Feb

7:30PM – 9PM

Saturday 27 Feb

9AM – 10AM
11AM – 12:30PM
4:30PM – 6PM
Mahayana Refuge Vow Ceremony

Sunday 28 Feb

9AM – 10AM
11AM – 12:30PM
4PM – 5PM
Retreat Session 1
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Retreat Session 2

Monday 1 Mar

9AM – 10AM
Retreat Session 3
11AM – 12PM
Retreat Session 4
4PM – 5PM
Retreat Session 5
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Retreat Session 6

Tuesday 2 Mar

9AM – 10AM
Retreat Session 7
11AM – 12PM
Retreat Session 8