Day & Half Day Meditation Events

Meditation EventsDay and half-day courses are a chance to find out more about meditation and modern Buddhism.

What to expect…

Each course includes teachings, guided meditation and discussion. Some people find it helpful to make notes during the sessions so you might want to bring a notebook. Recordings of the teachings are often made available for purchase for those who have attended so you can revisit them later.

Seating is on chairs so no need for any special clothing, just wear something comfortable. Meditation cushions are also available for use if you prefer.

These meditation day events are held at various locations both at Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre (Pocklington), as well as in York and other surrounding towns.

Day courses at Madhyamaka KMC include a two course vegetarian lunch (optional light lunch for half-day courses) and refreshments are also provided for break times.

Fancy staying a few extra days before or after the course? Contact us to book yourself in for a relaxing break.


Overcoming Stress, Anxiety & Fear – half day

Mindfulness Water Drop

Overcoming Stress, Anxiety & Fear – half day

25 April 2015 10am – 1pm

Learn to live your life lightly, free from negative emotions. This course will look at why we experience negative minds such as stress, anxiety and fear and teach practical methods to uproot their causes.

10am – 11.15am   Session 1
refreshment break
12 – 1pm   Session 2
optional light lunch served at 1pm

Course cost £15 per person with optional light lunch for £3.50




Building Self-Confidence – in York


Building Self-Confidence – in York

9 May 2015 10am – 4pm

with Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka KMC

Venue: Priory Street Centre, York CVS, 15 Priory Street, York, North Yorkshire YO1 6ET

Meditation methods and ways of thinking to boost self-esteem and self-confidence. Many people suffer from low self-esteem or find that life knocks their confidence down. This course will look at ways to build a more stable self-confidence that isn’t affected by changing conditions.



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Gen Kelsang ThekchenGen Kelsang Thekchen is the Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka KMC. He has been a disiple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, and brings with him enthusiasm and energy, providing an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner.

Gen Thekchen is originally from Canada, and is an internationally-renowned teacher of Buddhism and meditation. 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.

Course cost £25 per person (no lunch provided) 




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