Retreat with Gen Kelsang Thekchen: Mirror of Dharma


    Friday August 28 –  Thursday September 3

    Advance registration is required. Booking will close at 5pm on Friday 28.

    Recordings will be available to view for 7 days after the livestream sessions.


    Everyone is welcome, these teachings are suitable for anyone wishing to create a meaningful life through spiritual practice.


    Whole retreat May 28 – June 3: £80

    Weekend only: £30

    Friday introduction only: £5

    Individual days: £16

    Free for Gold & Platinum Members.

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    Everyone needs to register including members.


    After the course is finished the recording of the classes which will remain valid for 7 days. This will help in the chance that you are unable to ‘attend’ the teachings at the time that they are streamed. If you don’t receive an email, please check in your junk box as it may have landed there!

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    Whole retreat 
    Gold and Platinum members, please book on this link for the event to ensure you receive all the links. There is no member option to book individual days.

    Weekend only
    Fri 28  
    Sat 29 
    Sun 30 
    Mon 31 
    Tue 1
    Wed 2
    Thur 3 


    This retreat will be online.

    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.

Course info

The Mirror of Dharma – 7 day live-stream retreat

During this special retreat, we have a perfect opportunity to look into Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche‘s latest book, The Mirror of Dharma with Additions, to improve our inner qualities and see the true meaning of human life. By taking the time out for reflection and meditative contemplation, we can gain special knowledge about our self, our mind, and our life. This wisdom will bring us clarity and deep inner peace to bring out our best qualities for our self and others benefit.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Retreat Teacher – Gen Kelsang Thekchen
Gen Thekchen has been practising and teaching Buddhist meditation for over 20 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.

Suggested materials

The teachings will be principally from the book ‘The Mirror of Dharma with Additions’, you can order the book or ebook here

We will be using Heart Jewel Prayers, you can order the booklet and Ebooklet here.

We will be using Avalokiteshvara Sadhana in the final sessions from Sunday onwards, you can order the booklet and Ebooklet here.


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


Friday evening (28 August)

7.30 – 8.45pm: Introduction to retreat

Saturday (29August)

9.00am – 10.15am: Guided retreat session

11.30am – 12.45pm: Guided retreat session

4pm – 5.15pm: Guided retreat session

7pm – 8.30pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel (chanted prayers with offerings)

Sunday – Thursday (30 August – 3 Sept)

9.00am – 10.15am: Guided retreat session

11.30am – 12.45pm: Guided retreat session

4pm – 5.15pm: Guided retreat session

7pm – 8.30pm: Guided retreat session (includes Q&A)

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