WEEKEND RETREAT: Smiling face, loving mind


    13-15 July
    Registration from 3pm
    Friday evening intro starts at 7.30pm
    Course ends with lunch on Sunday


    Suitable for all levels


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


    Booking is required

    Course fee: £58

    Saturday is also available as a day course 10am – 5.30pm, £25

    Accomodation – Course fee plus:
    Single room: £90 ¦ Twin Room: £60 (per person) ¦ Double Room: £60 (per person) ¦ Male Dormitory: £30 ¦ Female Dormitory: £30

    25% non-refundable deposit to secure your place, we will contact you to pay the balance about a month before the event.
    Fees include accommodation, course fees & meals.

Course info

Smiling face, loving mind

Smiles begin inside – they are reflections of a happy and loving mind. Through meditation on loving kindness and patience we can learn to develop an inner smile that is truthful, honest and without malice. When we are feeling good about ourself we will naturally feel good about others and benefit them in everything we think, say and do.

This weekend retreat will explain simple but powerful meditations that will open our heart of loving kindness and will enable us to train in patient acceptance.

Topics include how to practice patient acceptance, how to see kindness in others, and how to let go of our biased views towards others.


Lesley Metherell has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for many years and is our branch teacher in Haywards Heath.

Kate Bacon has taught for many years and is currently one of the teachers for our Tuesday evening beginner’s class.


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

10am – 11am: Meditation session on patient acceptance
12pm – 1pm: Meditation session on patient acceptance
2.30pm –  3.30pm: Meditation session on equanimity
4.30pm – 5.30pm: Meditation session on loving kindness

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Meditation and Q&A


10am – 11am: Meditation session on loving kindness
12pm – 1pm: Meditation session on loving kindness
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.