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Verifying truth & reality

Understanding the mind and how it knows truth from falsity 

March 26-28

In our modern world, verification is essential – Verifying our accounts, verifying our identity, verifying our passwords.  So how does our mind verify truth and reality?  The more we understand how our mind knows and understands things, the more we can understand how to gain authentic, verified understandings of hidden truths.  This weekend course will explore how the mind experiences full realisations of hidden spiritual truths by moving from believing in things that deceive us (wrong awareness) to believing in things that do exist (correct belief) to actually verifying the truth of things (valid inference) to finally realising the truth directly (yogic direct perceivers).  This course will explain how contemplative meditation works and how profound meditations lead our mind to a deep and verified understanding of hidden truths.  In particular we will look at how ultimate truth, emptiness can be verified through logical reasonings.   Join us this weekend to explore the mind and see how analytical meditation really works.
  • what is consciousness – what is it’s nature
  • The seven fold division of mind that explains how we know things
  • how analytical meditation reveals hidden truths that we can verify
  • applying logical reasonings to verify the truth of emptiness.


Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Thekchen has been practising and teaching Buddhist meditation for over 25 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

These teachings will be based on the book How to Understand the Mind. You can order the book and ebook here


March 26-28th

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Introduction
10–11.15am: Teaching and Meditation – valid and non-valid cognizers and conceptual minds from “How to Understand the Mind” pages 248-253 and 174-179
12–1pm: Teaching and Meditation – wrong awarenesses and correct belief from “How to Understand the Mind” pages 231-241 and 219-221
2.30-4pm: Teaching and Q&A – subsequent realizers from “How to Understand the Mind” pages 203 – 211
7-8pm: Optional Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog offerings
10am – 11.15am: Teaching and Meditation
12pm – 1.15pm: Teaching and Meditation


Whole Weekend:£35/ Free for Gold & Platinum Members
Saturday only:
£25/ Free for Silver, Gold & Platinum Members

Easy event access: As of December the way to access our courses will be slightly different and much more simple.

You will have 2 ways to access.
  • You can access via the confirmation email you received with your booking.  Easy links will be listed in the additional information section.
  • You will receive a reminder one hour before the event and this reminder will include easy links to the event

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Everyone needs to register including members.

This course is open to anyone who would have attended in person if we weren’t closed.

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