The perfect location for your retreat
Whether you are looking for a few days relaxing break or a structured meditation retreat, Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre is the ideal location. Set within beautiful grounds, you can go for long countryside walks or wander around the large lake, as well as explore the beautiful meditation rooms and enjoy finding peace of mind.
Madhyamaka KMC is a wonderful setting for group and individual retreats. As the first centre in the world to be established by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, it has been host to many retreats for over 25 years. Venerable Geshe-la himself has also spent time staying at Madhyamaka, giving teachings and granting empowerments. This has created a very special, powerful and blessed environment in which to take time out for rest and reflection.
Choose which retreat is for you:
Accommodation is either in luxury ensuite single rooms, or comfortable single rooms with shared facilities. You can choose to eat at Kilnwick Percy Hall, or within the comfort of your own room – we will fetch your meals to you. These retreats are perfect if you are looking for some time away from your normal routine, and some space to bring mental clarity. You can join in with any of the drop-in meditation classes held during your stay, such as the morning and lunchtime meditation classes. There is no minimum or maximum duration for an individual retreat. Treat yourself to a night or two, or longer … Click here for more information on individual retreats.
Weekend Retreats are a great opportunity to find out more about meditation and modern Buddhism, meet new people and enjoy a short break that will have a beneficial effect on your daily life even after you return home, because you will have the chance to learn skills to relax, de-stress and unwind – invaluable. You can also choose to stay a few days before or after the weekend, if you fancy a bit of a longer break. Click here for information on weekend meditation retreats.
Week-long guided retreats are ideal for those who wish to go deeper into their meditation practice, and receive guidance and teachings. If you choose to come on a guided retreat, you also have the option to book a few days extra at the end, to let the teachings and meditations settle in your mind. Click here for information on Buddhist retreats.
Choose from luxury ensuite rooms or simple single rooms for your retreat. Twin and double rooms are also available, or if you’re on a budget you can stay in comfortable dorm accommodation. All accommodation is clean and modern with central heating fitted as standard, and rooms are available on the ground floor or first floor. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in ensuite rooms, and there’s always the World Peace Cafe for you to enjoy coffee and a cake seven days a week. Meals are vegetarian with special diet options available on request – please let us know of any requirements at the time of booking.