Visit Madhyamaka for two to six months between January and July 2018.
This is an amazing opportunity to enjoy the experience of Modern Buddhism in a traditional
Kadampa Centre, and it is suitable for kadampa practitioners from anywhere in the world.

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  • Improve your Dharma knowledge and your understanding of how a Kadampa Centre functions day-to-day.
  • Deepen your experience of meditation and Dharma, gain more perspective on your spiritual life, and develop confidence in your practice.
  • Take part in classes with Gen Togden.
  • If you don’t speak English well, no problem! We will help you gain more confidence and improve your ability to communicate in English.
  • We prepared a full-day schedule of activities aimed at giving you an all-encompassing experience of Centre life, including General Programme (GP) classes, guided meditations, pujas, rituals, special retreats, group visits, daily tasks, promotion activities, etc.
  • Attend courses and workshops on topics such as teaching skills, memorisation techniques, rituals, and how to develop branches.


Enjoying teachings at Madhyamaka

“The Madhyamaka Experience” is not a working visit and you’re not coming to Madhyamaka as a guest, nor as a resident. It is an opportunity for you to spend between two and six months living the full experience of a traditional and well-established Kadampa Meditation Centre, as described above. You will be paying to stay at Madhyamaka but it will be a special reduced rate because you will also be bringing energy into the community. 

Upon completion of The Madhyamaka Experience you will be much more confident about your own spiritual training and more qualified to benefit others with Dharma, to help your own Dharma Centre, and to promote the flourishing of Modern Buddhism throughout the world.

Do not hesitate to ask questions, we shall do our best to accommodate your needs.
Email us at and we will get back to you.


Six-acre lake at Madhyamaka

  • Madhyamaka was the 1st Centre established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso over 30 years ago. You can feel his blessings everywhere!
  • Gen Togden is our Resident Teacher, with 25 years of experience in our Tradition teaching throughout the world.
  • We have three meditation rooms, including one dedicated to Dorje Shugden.
  • The main building, Kilnwick Percy Hall, has history dating back to 1574. We’re near York, a city founded by the Romans in 71 AD.
  • Beautiful grounds for walks in the woods or around the lake, and even an old church!
  • A pleasant World Peace Café and The Wolds Retreat (comfortable B&B accommodation).
  • A strong Sangha community with 26 residents and many other long-term Kadampas who live in the vicinity of Madhyamaka.
  • We are located in Yorkshire, northern England, only three hours away from Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. This makes getting to International Spring and Summer Festivals very easy and inexpensive.


Traditional street in York

January is retreat month at Madhyamaka. If you plan on arriving in January, please click here to book your retreats separately (the same conditions will apply to everyone doing retreat).

Between February and July, please see below the weekly schedule of activities, prices and booking form for “The Madhyamaka Experience”.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for international visitors: A tourist visitor visa to the UK is valid for a maximum of six months. If you plan on attending Summer Festival – and possibly a post-Summer Festival retreat in the UK – please keep that in mind to make sure your total stay is within the six-month limit. For example, you could be in the UK from mid-February to mid-August to be able to take part in “The Madhyamaka Experience”, attend the International Spring and Summer Festivals at Manjushri Centre, and attend a post-Summer Festival retreat at Madhyamaka or at another UK Centre. What an incredible experience that would be!


After tsog party

We will soon post here the weekly schedule of activities to be followed by those participating in “The Madhyamaka Experience“.


We will soon post here your accommodation options (single and dormitory accommodation available) and their respective prices.


Express your interest in “The Madhyamaka Experience” by sending us an email at and we will get back to you.

Thank you! We’re very happy you’re interested in coming to visit us.

We hope to see you very soon at Madhyamaka, for the experience of a lifetime!