In person and online Vajrasattva Purification Retreat


Only the first session will be guided.  Gen Kelsang Thekchen, senior Buddhist Monk and Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC.

Course info

Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

This 5 day retreat will focus on the practice of Vajrasattva Purification.  Vajrasattva is the Buddha we rely upon to purify our negative karma and free our mind from the causes of suffering.  The retreat will emphasize the four powers, (regret, reliance, opponent force and promise) and reciting the mantra of Vajrasattva.  We engage in this practice in the context of the practice of Offering to the Spiritual Guide.

The first session of each day will be led by Gen Kelsang Thekchen.

You can learn about the practice at the Detox the Mind day course


    This Vajrasattva Retreat is free

    You can attend in person or online

    The first session is guided and the remaining sessions are unguided.

    Saturday, 2 April

    7-8pm: Introduction to Retreat (see below for booking link)

    Sunday, 3 April – Wednesday 6 April

    8am – 9.30am: retreat session (click here for online link)

    10.30am-12pm: – retreat session (click here for online link

    For Wednesday session 2 click here

    4-5.30pm: – retreat session (click here for online link)

    7-8.30pm: – retreat session on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday only. (click here for online link)


    Suitable for all levels


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


    Introduction to the Retreat is Saturday, 2 April, 7.00-8.00pm

    Cost is £5 for the introduction and you need to book.

    The retreat sessions are free and there is no need to book.  Just show up if you wish to come in person or click the link above for online retreat.

    Click here to register for the introduction in person

    Click here to register for the introduction online

    If you are wanting to do the retreat, it is strongly suggested that you attend this introduction as it will explain the retreat very clearly.  The retreat itself will have alot of prayers and very little guidance, so the introduction will have lots of helpful information.

Prayers needed for retreat

The prayer booklets we will be using for this retreat are:

Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva.  You can buy an ebook or printed booklet of the prayers by clicking here

Offering to the Spiritual Guide.  You can buy an ebook of the prayers by clicking here