Silent Retreat: The Power of Concentration

  • DATE & TIME

    Saturday 12th November | 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • COURSE LEVEL

    Suitable for all levels

  • VENUE & PARKING

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

  • COURSE FEE & BOOKING

    Booking coming soon

Course info

Silent day retreat – Learning how to develop concentration 

This is a very special opportunity to experience the deep inner peace that comes from a concentrated mind.  This event is offered as a day of silent retreat or as part of a rest and reflect weekend.

Life can be hectic and overwhelming; it’s easy to be “on” all the time without ever taking the time to be quiet and enjoy a simple day of rest and recharging. On Saturday, there is a wonderful opportunity to take a break and enjoy a day of silence, meditation, rest and reflection.  This retreat will include guided meditations on the breath using the very simple yet profound mantra; OM AH HUM, the mantra of all Buddhas.  Gen Jigme will guide 5 short meditation sessions to help lead the mind to a state of deep concentration and peace.  There will be short breaks to go for a walk, read and contemplate in silence.   You’ll even have the option to securely put away your phone for the day to help stop distractions!

You can come for the day on Saturday or if you wish, you can make a weekend out of it!

The venue
The environment of Bodhisattva KMC is very relaxing and there is plenty of time between retreat sessions to enjoy our café, and to enjoy walking and gentle strolls along the Brighton and Hove sea front and promenade. The peaceful surroundings of Bodhisattva KMC help people to create a comfortable space within their own minds.

During the breaks our café is open for you to relax, unwind and enjoy light and tasty refreshments.

Teacher

Our Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is Gen Kelsang Jigme.

Ordained as a monk in 1997 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Jigme has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang’s guidance in major Kadampa Centres throughout the UK for many years. He shows a humble, kind example as a practitioner and his clear explanations of Buddha’s teachings give us the confidence to practise them in our daily life.

Schedule

9.00am – 9.45am: Session 1

10.30am – 11.00am: Session 2

11.45am – 12:30pm: Session 3

2.00pm – 2.30pm: Session 4

3.15pm – 4.00pm: Session 5