Special Events



Northern Dharma Celebration

11 – 13 September 2015 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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