Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.  He has been a Buddhist monk and teacher for 23 years, having taught in many Centres in the UK and Canada.  He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and often humorous way that enables the listener to easily understand the teachings and put them into practise.

Retreat info

Buddha taught how all of our problems and unhappiness are rooted in negative states of mind such as anger, attachment, and confusion. Unless we learn practical methods to let go of these negative minds it will be impossible for us to experience real freedom and happiness, and we will find that we are unable to maintain a happy mind when things are not going well for us in life.

On this partially guided retreat, we will engage in meditations to help us develop deep faith in the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma (Buddhist teachings), and Sangha (the spiritual community).  By going for refuge to the 3 Jewels we can overcome our negative states of  find, find mental stability, and permanent freedom from our problems. Seeking refuge in the Three Jewels is the essence of the Buddhist way of life.

The prayer sadhana we will be using for this retreat is “Essence of Good Fortune”


    Saturday  Feb 26th – Feb 27th

    Click HERE for the weekend course details

    Monday February 28 – Wednesday March 2nd

    8.00 – 9.30am: retreat session guided by Gen Thekchen

    10.30 – 12.00pm: retreat session (unguided)

    4.00 – 5.30pm: retreat session (unguided)

    7.00 – 8.30pm: retreat session (unguided)

    Thursday March 3rd

    8.00 – 9.30am: retreat session guided by Gen Thekchen

    10.30 – 12.00pm: retreat session (unguided)

    This course will be offered both in person and online.


    Suitable for all levels


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


    Booking links available soon