MINI COURSE: Self Care, Self Respect, Self Confidence, Self Love, A Buddhist Perspective


    Saturday October 17 | 10am – 1.30pm

  • Course Info

    Includes a Q&A with 3 Senior Kadampa Buddhist Practitioners.

    Self-criticism and self-loathing make us miserable and directly undermine our ability to grow into the person we wish to be.

    Superficial affirmations are not enough to let go of these ingrained habits. They will continue to shape our life and obscure our true nature until we address them directly.

    In this course, Gen Thekchen will guide meditations enabling us to experience the extraordinary potential for happiness and emotional freedom that is the actual nature of our mind. From this perspective we can learn a radical form of self-acceptance and love, the basis for real spiritual growth.

    The first session will be taught by our resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen.

    The second session will be a panel that includes Steve Cansdale, Susan Tait & Kelsang Drolkar . This is an opportunity to ask questions to practitioners who have been applying these teachings in their relationships for many years.

    An event not to be missed!


    Whilst continuing to stream, we are working to re-open the centre to allow in-person attendance to some classes in the safest way possible.  This will take us time and our startup will be a rolling start.  We will send out messages with any updates as we have them.  Please be sure you are on our emailing list to receive the updates.


    Suitable for all levels


    £15 | Free for Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

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    Everyone needs to register including members.


    When you sign up, you will receive an email with the links to the live retreat sessions. After each session is finished you can use the same links to access the recording of the class which will remain valid for 7 days.
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    We stream our classes using ZOOM. If this is your first experience on ZOOM, please prepare in advance by downloading the ZOOM app download the Zoom app here (which is free) on to your device or by registering on your laptop or other computer.

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10 am – 11.30am : Teaching and Meditation

12.15 – 1.30pm : Panel Discussion


Steve Cansdale

Kelsang Drolkar

Susan Tait


Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.  He has been a Buddhist teacher for 25 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.

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