Special Weekend Courses

Gen-la weekend

Life is but a Dream

20 – 22 March 2015 with Gen-la Dekyong

Milarepa said:
“Last night’s dream is my Teacher. Is it the same for you?”

During this special weekend course, Gen-la Dekyong will give a commentary to this beautiful and profound quote revealing Buddha’s teachings on emptiness.

Sunday morning will be a guided retreat on the teachings with Gen Kelsang Thekchen.

Gen-la_Dekyong2Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union and the Resident teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in Cumbria. She is loved for her joyful dedication to Kadampa Buddhism and her inspiring and practical teachings.









Friday 20th March
7.30pm teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Saturday 21st March
9-9.45am guided meditation with Gen Kelsang Thekchen
11am – 12.30pm teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
4-5.30pm teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
8pm Wishfulfilling Jewel puja with tsog offering

Sunday 22nd March
9-10.15am guided meditation with Gen Kelsang Thekchen
11.30am – 12.45pm guided meditation with Gen Kelsang Thekchen



Northern Dharma Celebration 2015

11 – 13 September with Kadam Bridget Heyes

Amitayus Empowerment and explanation of the practice

During this special weekend course, Kadam Bridget Heyes will give a commentary to the practice of Amitayus – the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom.

Kadam Bridget HeyesKadam Bridget Heyes is the NKT – IKBU National Spiritual Director of the UK and Resident Teacher of Nagarjuna KMC, Northants. She is a senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practising and teaching meditation and Kadampa Buddhism for over 20 years. Her down-to-earth teachings and joyful example are an inspiration to all.

Kilnwick Percy HallMadhyamaka KMC was the first centre founded by renowned Buddhist Teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been located at Kilnwick Percy Hall since 1986.

Now an internationally-renowned Kadampa Meditation Centre, thousands of people attend courses, meditation classes and events throughout the year, as well as visit the gift shop, Bed and Breakfast, World Peace Cafe and historic building and grounds.

With 47 acres of grounds, including a beautiful lake, walled gardens, woodlands and parkland, it’s an ideal place to come for a stroll or a picnic. We also hold regular guided history tours of the building and grounds.

Online booking for this event will open shortly. In the meantime, please email info@madhyamaka.org to book a place.

International Temples ProjectVenerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of NKT, has dedicated his life to helping the people of this world find true happiness by developing inner peace, or peace of mind, through meditation and other practices.
He has designed an international education programme that provides everyone regardless of nationality, age or gender with the opportunity to learn simple techniques for developing the capacity of their mind and eventually attaining the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. To date, this programme has been implemented in over forty countries.
Geshe Kelsang’s compassionate intention is embodied in the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit. The ITP fosters the international development of a wide range of contemporary Buddhist institutions. These presently include Temples for World Peace, Kadampa Meditation Centres (KMCs), International Retreat Centres (IRCs), Kadampa Buddhist Centres (KBCs), World Peace Cafés, the International Schools Project, and Tharpa Publications. All these institutions provide a public service that exemplifies the Buddhist faith.
All International and National Festivals as well as Dharma Celebrations are hosted by KMCs and KBCs and many are held in the Temples for World Peace. The proceeds from all these courses are dedicated to public benefit through the ITP, so simply by attending them you are helping to bring peace into the hearts of this and future generations.

Friday 11th September
7.30pm Introduction

Saturday 12th September
9am – 10am Guided Meditation
11am – 1pm Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus with Kadam Bridget Heyes
4pm – 5.30pm Teaching with Kadam Bridget Heyes
8.30pm – 9.30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog Offering

Sunday 13th September
9am – 10am Guided Meditation
11am – 12.30pm Teaching with Kadam Bridget Heyes

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