WEEKEND COURSE: Sacred Art: The Practices Behind the 8 Auspicious Buddhist Symbols


    Friday – Sunday March  13-15

    This event is canceled, we are temporarily closed to the public – information on live-streamed classes and events coming soon.


    Suitable for all levels


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


    Course Fee: £62. Accommodation available

    Free for Centre Gold Card holder

Course info

Sacred Art: The Practices behind the 8 Auspicious Buddhist Symbols

The symbolism of the sacred art found in Kadampa Buddhist Temples and shrines such as the 8 auspicious signs, and the ornaments that Buddha’s wear, show how to progress along the Buddhist path to Enlightenment.  This special weekend course will explore the meaning behind the Sacred Art of Buddhism and how we can put their profound meaning into practice in our daily life.

Friday and Saturday

we will mainly be learning about the 8 Auspicious symbols:

The Precious Umbrella: Learn how to find protection from suffering by going for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

The Precious Fish: Learn how to live in harmony and peace through training in loving kindness.

The Precious Vase: Learn how to develop the inner wealth of guarding the mind, concentration and wisdom.

The Precious Lotus: Learn how to rise above the mud of our delusions and become a pure being through the 6 perfections of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom.

The Conch Shell: Learn how to develop the wisdom of listening to spiritual teachings more effectively and with more focus.

The Never-ending Knot: Learn about the extaordinary good qualities of a Buddha and how to receive the powerful blessings of all the Buddhas.

The Victory Banner: Learn how to become victorious over the delusions in the mind.

The Dharma Wheel: Learn how to help others by giving wisdom to others and “turning the wheel of Dharma”.


Learn the symbolic meaning of the images of Buddhas in the shrine, how to meditate on them and also how we make the statues and Buddha paintings.

This is also offered as a day course.


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


(Supper will be served at 6 pm)
7.30pm – 8.30pm: Introduction

10–11.15am: Teaching and Meditation
12–1pm: Teaching and Meditation
1pm: Lunch
2.30-4pm Teaching and Meditation

7-8pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog

10am – 11.15am: Teaching and Meditation
12pm – 1pm: Learn to draw Buddha’s face
Course ends with lunch

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