Course info

Generosity & Abundance

June 12 | 10am -1pm

Giving is primarily a mental action – a virtuous determination to give. Buddha taught that from giving comes wealth and that giving is the best insurance against future poverty.  We can give material things, our love, protection, our time and good advice.  If we understand the law of karma, we can clearly see that developing our attitude to serve and give to others is the real inner cause of wealth and abundance.

In this half day course, Gen Thekchen will explain how to invest wisely in our future happiness and the happiness of others through the practice of giving.  Then Bertie Wilkins, a student of the Centre and local businessman will offer practical examples of how we can make our daily life meaningful and help others through our generosity.


Gen Kelsang Thekchen

Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Thekchen has been practising and teaching Buddhist meditation for over 25 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.

Bertie is a student of our Foundation Study Programme and Volunteer at the Centre. He has practical experience of applying Buddha’s teachings to his work and family life and lots of experience to share.


10 am – 11.15 am: Teaching and Meditation

11.45 – 1 pm: Teaching and Meditation



Easy event access: As of December the way to access our courses will be slightly different and much more simple.
You will have 2 ways to access.
  • You can access via the confirmation email you received with your booking.  Easy links will be listed in the additional information section.
  • You will receive a reminder one hour before the event and this reminder will include easy links to the event

Cost: £15 / Free for Platinum and Gold Members
Registration required (including members)
  • For a more economical option learn about our memberships here
  • **If you are experiencing financial challenges and unable to afford the class, please pop us an email to see how we might be able to help.

Our classes are intended for people residing in our local area (Sussex). If you reside elsewhere look here as you may just find a class in your local area.