Retreat with Gen Tonglam: Pure Mind, Pure Life

  • DATE & TIME

    31 May – 5th June
    Registration from 4pm
    Friday evening intro starts at 7.30pm
    Course ends with lunch on Wednesday

  • COURSE LEVEL

    Everyone is welcome – it is not necessary to attend the festival to engage in this retreat

  • VENUE & PARKING

    Bodhisattva KMC, 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, BN3 1DN
    Free parking onsite

  • COURSE FEE & BOOKING

    Booking is required

    Course fee: £80

    Accomodation – Course fee plus:
    Single room: £150 ¦ Twin Room: £100 (per person) ¦ Double Room: £100 (per person) ¦ Male Dormitory: £50 ¦ Female Dormitory: £50

    Fees include accommodation, course fees & meals.

    There is the option to book individual days of retreat

Course info

Pure Mind, Pure Life – 5 day retreat

Based on teachings from the Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC, Gen Kelsang Tonglam will guide meditations on purifying the mind of all negativity.  In particular we will be gaining practical experience of Vajrasattva meditation, the Buddha of purification, through which we can purify and release our mind from all its negativity. Through this practice we will find we will naturally become happier, our mind more flexible, and that our meditation practice in general will become more effective.

Through meditating on these profound teachings we can receive powerful blessings from Buddha Vajrasattva enabling us to purify and transform our mind to fulfil our potential for complete enlightenment. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our experience and understanding of a scientific method to purify our mind using Tantric technology with Gen Tonglam in the quiet setting of Bodhisattva KMC.

Everyone is welcome to attend. It is not necessary to attend the festival to engage in this retreat.

Transportation to BKMC (limited spaces)

For those attending Spring Festival, there is an option for a ride back to Bodhisattva KMC from Mnjushri KMC. (very limited spaces) The transport will leave on the last day of the festival ( Wednesday 29th May) from the circle car park at 2:30pm. To guarantee yourself a place for the transport, please reserve your space in advance through our online booking system. The cost is £30 per person- one way.  If we have sold out, please email events@meditateinbrighton.com to request to be put on a waiting list.

Early arrival option

These is an option to arrive to your booked retreat accommodation at  BKMC starting Wednesday 29th May.  Please email events@meditateinbrighton.com to request early arrival.

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 Teacher – Gen Kelsang Tonglam
This retreat will be guided by our special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Tonglam.Gen Kelsang Tonglam is the National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for East Asia and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong and Kadampa Meditation Centre Taiwan.

Gen Tonglam has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 25 years.  He is renowned for his ability to present Buddha’s most profound teachings in simple and practical ways, injecting a renewed enthusiasm into  our daily meditation practice and spiritual life.

Teacher

This retreat will be guided by our special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Tonglam, Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong.

Schedule

Friday evening (31st May):

7.30 – 8.45pm: Introduction to retreat

Saturday – (1st June):

9.00am – 10.30am: Guided retreat session 1
11.45am – 1.00pm: Guided retreat session 2
4.30pm – 5.45pm: Guided retreat session 3
7.15pm – 8.45pm: Guided retreat session 4 (includes Q&A)

Sunday – (2nd June):

9.00am – 10.15am: Guided retreat session 1
12pm – 1.15pm: Guided retreat session 2
4.30pm – 5.45pm: Guided retreat session 3
7.15pm – 8.45pm: Guided retreat session 4 (includes Q&A)

Monday –Tuesday (3rd-4th June):

9.00am – 10.30am: Guided retreat session 1
11.45am – 1.00pm: Guided retreat session 2
4.30pm – 5.45pm: Guided retreat session 3
7.15pm – 8.45pm: Guided retreat session 4 (includes Q&A)

Wednesday (5th June):

9.00am – 10.30am: Guided retreat session 1
11.45am – 1.00pm: Retreat conclusion

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.