Meditation Breaks

Weekend courses are a great way to getaway from the stresses of busy life and take a break. These meditation courses and retreats are suitable for beginners and those with more experience and are a great way to learn new things or deepen your present spiritual understanding and experience. Every body is welcome.

Seating is either on chairs or cushions, whichever you prefer. A variety of accommodation types is available – just click the booking info link to see room types and prices.

 

Learn to Meditate Weekend Retreats

Learn to meditate weekend retreats

19 – 21 Sept 2014

13 – 15 Feb 2015

These learn to meditate weekend retreats are ideal if you are seeking relaxation and gentle guidance to help you cultivate a spacious and balanced mind through meditation. These fun weekends give step-by-step instructions for those wishing to learn the very basics of meditation.

Suitable for beginners and also for those wanting to refresh their meditation practice, these meditation weekends are a great way to learn basic meditation techniques, and to improve and deepen our experience of meditation and inner peace in the relaxing environment of Madhyamaka KMC.

Quotes by previous retreaters:

“Inspirational teaching, good food, and lovely company. A thoroughly uplifting experience :)

“Wonderful weekend – peaceful, enriching, restorative and new friends too! Thank you to everyone at the centre who works so hard to make Madhyamaka such a magical place.”

Weekend Retreat Schedule:

Friday:

6pm Supper
7.30 – 8.30pm Introduction

Saturday:

7 – 9am Breakfast
10 – 11am Meditation Class
12 – 1pm Meditation Class
1 – 2pm Lunch
3 – 4pm Meditation Class
5 – 6pm Meditation Class
6pm Supper
7.30 – 8.45pm choice of Chanted Prayers or Q&A session

Sunday:

7 – 9am Breakfast
9.30 – 10.30am Meditation Class
11.30 – 1pm Meditation Class & Prayers for World Peace
1pm Lunch and departure

Course cost £50 non -residential. Accommodation prices include all meditation sessions, meals and accommodation. Contact info@madhyamaka.org to book a place.

 

Mindfulness & Concentration

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Mindfulness & Concentration weekend course

27 – 29 March 2015 with Gen Kelsang Thekchen

This course will look at how to develop and increase our mindfulness and concentration during meditation and in daily life so that we can strengthen our meditation practice, experience a calm and peaceful mind, improve our relationships and have a happier, meaningful life.

to be confirmed

Course cost £50 non -residential. Accommodation prices include all meditation sessions, meals and accommodation. Contact info@madhyamaka.org to book a place.

 

 

 

Healing Retreat in Spain

Healing Retreat in Spain

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14 – 19 April 2015 with Gen Kelsang Thekchen

Getaway with the Madhyamaka community to KMC Spain in Malaga for a guided retreat with Gen Thekchen. This retreat will explore different Kadampa meditations for healing our body and mind. For all levels of experience.

Retreat Schedule:

to be confirmed

Prices coming soon. Contact info@madhyamaka.org for more information.

 

 

 

Relaxation Weekend Retreat

Relaxation Weekend Retreat

1 – 4 May 2015

A gentle schedule of simple guided meditations and instruction on how to develop a regular meditation practice. Price includes a guided meditation CD so you can continue your practice at home.

Suitable for beginners and also for those wanting to refresh their meditation practice, these meditation weekends are a great way to learn basic meditation techniques, and to improve and deepen our experience of meditation and inner peace in the relaxing environment of Madhyamaka KMC.

All meditations will be explained and guided by the teacher so no need for any previous meditation experience. Seating is on chairs or cushions, whichever you prefer.

Schedule:

Friday intro 7.30pm

Saturday
10am – 11.15am teaching & meditation
12.00pm – 1pm teaching & meditation
4.30pm – 5.45pm meditation & discussion
7.30pm – 8.30pm WFJ with tsog

Sunday
9.30am – 10.30am teaching & meditation
11.30am – 1.00pm  teaching & meditation with Prayers for World Peace
4.30pm – 5.45pm meditation & discussion
7.30pm – 8.30pm WFJ or movie of Buddha’s Life

Monday
10am – 11.15am teaching & meditation
12.00pm – 1pm teaching & meditation

Course cost £75 non-residential. Accommodation prices include all meditation sessions, meals and accommodation. Contact info@madhyamaka.org to book a place.

Fancy staying a few days before or after?

 

The Four Seals

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The Four Seals

19 – 21 June 2015 with Gen Kelsang Thekchen

The four seals are four special insights into reality that enable us to experience the liberating wisdom of the true nature of things. We will explore profound and extraordinary topics such as subtle impermanence, the nature of the mind, eliminating the source of suffering, and understanding ultimate truth, emptiness.

to be confirmed

Course cost £50 non -residential. Accommodation prices include all meditation sessions, meals and accommodation. Contact info@madhyamaka.org to book a place.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Course - Basic Buddhism & Meditation

Basic Buddhism & Meditation

1 – 4 July 2015

Learn the basic meditation techniques, views and practices found in Buddhism; this course will emphasise practical methods to help develop and maintain a peaceful, positive mind in daily life.

Suitable for beginners and also for those wanting to refresh their meditation practice, these meditation weekends are a great way to improve and deepen our experience of meditation and inner peace in the relaxing environment of Madhyamaka KMC. With over forty-two acres of stunning grounds including parkland, woods and a beautiful lake, it’s the ideal place to relax.

Friday    

7:30pm            Introduction

Saturday 

10-11:15am            Teaching and meditation

12-1pm                    Meditation

4:30-5:45pm         Teaching, meditation & discussion

7:30-8:30pm         Chanted Prayers – Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers

Sunday 

10-11:15am            Teaching and meditation

12-1pm                    Meditation

4:30-5:45pm         Teaching, meditation & discussion

7:30-8:30pm        Chanted Prayers (Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers) or Life of Buddha movie

Monday

10-11:15am            Teaching and meditation

12-1pm                    Meditation

4:30-5:45pm        Teaching, meditation & discussion

7:30  – 8:00pm     Chanted Prayers (prayers to Buddha Tara)

Tuesday 

10-11:15am            Teaching and meditation

12-1pm                     Meditation

 

Course cost £100 non -residential. Accommodation prices include all meditation sessions, meals and accommodation. Contact info@madhyamaka.org to book a place.

 

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