Guided Meditation Retreat on Going for Refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

  • DATE & TIME

    December 8-15

    Begins with an introduction on Sunday December 8 at 7.30pm

    Ends with lunch on Sunday, December 15

  • COURSE LEVEL

    As this retreat is unguided, it would be good to have some background understanding of the practice of Buddhist refuge, however everyone is welcome to attend.

  • VENUE & PARKING

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

  • COURSE FEE & BOOKING

    The retreat is free for members.  For non members it is £4 a day or £1 a session.  You can attend any of the sessions.  The first one will be guided but the remaining sessions will have prayers and long periods of silence for meditation.  Written instructions on how to do the retreat will be provided.

    There won’t be meals provided, however on some days the cafe will be open during the day (Tuesday to Friday).

    Booking opens soon.

Course info

Shelter from the Storm:

Buddhist Finding Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

During this retreat we will spend time developing the beautiful mind of refuge, our actual protection from pain and problems. Through  practicing refuge, we gradually build a stable peace, joy and freedom  within our own heart, giving us the confidence and strength to make  authentic spiritual progress that we can then share with others.

We attain permanent freedom from suffering by sincerely relying upon  the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Dharma is like  medicine that prevents the sufferings of samsara, Buddha is the doctor  who gives us this medicine, and the Sangha are the nurses who assist us. Understanding this, we go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

This retreat will be partially guided by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen

This is a wonderful opportunity to develop this essential mind of refuge that leads to deep spiritual realizations.

Teacher

This event is taught by Gen Kelsang Thekchen, senior Buddhist Monk and Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC.

Schedule

Retreat begins after the Prajnaparamita Empowerment weekend on Sunday evening.

The first session each day is guided, and the rest are unguided and include chanted prayers and silent meditation.

Refuge Retreat 

Sunday, 8 December

7.30-8.30pm – Introduction to the Retreat

Monday 9 December

8am – 9.30am – retreat session (guided by Gen Thekchen)

11am-12.30pm – retreat session

2-2.45pm Heart Jewel prayers

4-5.30pm – retreat session

7-8.30 – retreat session

Tuesday 10 December 

8am – 9.30am – retreat session (guided by Gen Thekchen)

11am-12.30pm – retreat session

2-2.45pm Heart Jewel prayers

4-5.45pm – Offering to the Spiritual Guide

7-8.15pm – Meditation class with Steve Cansdale

Wednesday 11 December

8am – 9.30am – retreat session (guided by Gen Thekchen)

11am-12.30pm – retreat session

2-2.45pm Heart Jewel prayers

4-5.30pm – retreat session

7.30-9pm – retreat session

Thursday 12 December

8am – 9.30am – retreat session (guided by Gen Thekchen)

11am-12.30pm – retreat session

2-2.45pm Heart Jewel prayers

4-5.30pm – retreat session

7-8.30 – Meditation Class with Gen Thekchen

Friday 13 December – Saturday 14 December

8am – 9.30am – retreat session (guided by Gen Thekchen)

11am-12.30pm – retreat session

2-2.45pm Heart Jewel prayers

4-5.30pm – retreat session

7-8.30pm – retreat session

Sunday 15 December

8am – 9.30am – retreat session (guided by Gen Thekchen)

11am-12.30pm – retreat session

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