MAY 13-15 – Exploring the Nature of Reality Weekend Retreat with Gen Thekchen in Northamptonshire


Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.  He has been a Buddhist monk and teacher for 20 years, having taught in many Centres in the UK and Canada.  He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and often humorous way that enables the listener to easily understand the teachings and put them into practise.

Course info

The Nature of Reality – Weekend Retreat

Are things really the way they seem? If our lives sometimes feel confusing and chaotic, this is because we don’t fully understand the way in which our mind affects the world around us. By exploring the profound truth of the way things really exist, we can discover flexibility, freedom, and peace.

If we dream of an elephant, the elephant appears vividly in all its detail – we can see it, hear it, smell it, and touch it – but when we wake up we realize that it was just an appearance to mind. We do not wonder `Where is the elephant now?’, because we understand that it was simply a projection of our mind and had no existence outside our mind … Buddha said that the same is true for all phenomena; they are mere appearances to mind, totally dependent upon the minds that cognize them.

– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso



    This event is hosted by Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre in Northamptonshire

    Friday-Sunday May 13-15

    Begins with Introduction Friday night

    Ends with lunch on Sunday


    Open to everyone


    Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre

    Thornby Hall
    Naseby Road, Thornby NN6 8SW


    Residential (2 nights, all meals included)

    Single en-suite room £180
    Double/twin en-suite room £270
    Single room £130
    Dormitory (male or female) £85
    Camping/Camper vans £79
    Non-residential (includes lunches) £65

    Click here to be directed to the Nagarjuna KMC page to book