Meditation Courses & Longer Retreats 2022

Welcome to Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre

Happiness is an inside job!

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre offers both introductory and in depth meditation courses and retreats.  Everyone is welcome to attend them either in person or online.
Weekend courses offer on site accommodation.

Learn how to bring meditation, love and wisdom into your daily life.

Retreat info

Below is a 2023 schedule of guided and unguided meditation retreats: longer retreats, weekend retreats, day courses and mini courses. For more information, how to attend, and how to book, click on the underscored course or retreat titles.

Drawing closer to the Guru

Special Close Retreat ~ collecting 100,000 Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka mantras

January 2nd-30th 2023

at Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre, Brighton UK
Join this special close retreat at Bodhisattva KMC, drawing closer to our Spiritual Guide Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, following Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s oral instructions, transmitted by Gen la Dekyong at the International NKT Spring Festival 2022 in Málaga. Together in this blessed space of Bodhisattva KMC, we will draw closer and closer to our Root Guru, and create very powerful actions that will cause Kadam Dharma to flourish in our hearts and throughout the world. There is no better offering to repay our Guru’s kindness.
The retreat will not be guided so retreaters will need to have understood the practice in advance in order to engage in the retreat.  It begins with an Introduction by Gen Jigme at 7pm on Monday 2nd January 2023, and the Meditation Room will be available for retreaters to complete the 100,000 mantras until the evening of Monday 30th January.  Outdoor space will be available to collect the 10,000 Vajradaka burning offering mantras required to complete the retreat.
An explanatory talk will be given by Gen Jigme at 5pm on Sunday 20th November; please try to attend if you are interested in joining this retreat.

The venue
The environment of Bodhisattva KMC is very relaxing and there is plenty of time between retreat sessions to enjoy our café, 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.

During the breaks our café is open for you to relax, unwind and enjoy light and tasty refreshments.

The retreats and courses are taught by our Resident Teacher,  Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Jigme, and other senior teachers, who will guide all the meditations and answer any questions you may have about Buddhist meditation practice. In between sessions there is plenty of time to relax, go for walks, rest, and spend time with like minded people.

Meditation Retreats & Getaway Breaks (Brighton)

At Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre we offer a range of weekend and week long residential Buddhist meditation retreats that will give you an opportunity to relax and take a break from your life as well as helping you to find inner peace, contentment and happiness from within.

Our retreats are attended by men and women from all walks of life  (read our testimonials – bottom of this page) and bring many long term benefits into peoples lives. They explore different Buddhist meditation topics such as mindfulness, meditation, loving kindness, compassion, patience, wisdom and how we can practically apply them in daily life to solve our problems.

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.

Retreat accommodation options

To gain maximum benefit and to be fully immersed in a meditation retreat people have the option to stay at Bodhisattva KMC. We offer a range of warm, clean, and comfortable residential accommodation (single, double, twin and dormitory rooms) and this can be booked through our online booking system.

Our amenities include onsite parking, world peace cafe, quiet gardens, peaceful meditation rooms and we are situated close to the sea & local parks.