Weekend & Longer Courses

Please join us at the upcoming courses on Meditation and Modern Buddhism. 

Everyone is welcome.

These weekends range from Learn to Meditate weekends to weekends that are more indepth – Most courses are suitable for beginners. If you are not sure if the course is suitable please contact us and we can advise you.The weekend is facilitated by experienced teachers within the relaxing environment of Madhyamaka KMC, a very beautiful and inspiring retreat and meditation centre in the Yorkshire Wolds. Everyone is welcome to take part in these retreats. In fact, people from all walks of life realise the importance of integrating meditation in their daily lives. We make every effort to help you feel comfortable. The community is easy-going, friendly and welcoming. Seating is either on chairs or cushions, whichever you prefer. There are various accommodation options and their prices include all meals and meditation sessions. 

Fri 2nd – Sunday 4th November    Learn to Meditate – Meditations for a Happy Life
with Gen Chokyong
When teaching, Gen Chökyong demonstrates a comprehensive wealth of knowledge, which he shares in a humorous and compassionate way.

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Fri 16th – Sunday 18th November   Living Meaningfully-Dying Joyfully with Gen Tharpa
In our society, death and dying are often perceived as inherently negative topics of conversation and are often shrouded in confusion, grief and suffering. However, Buddhism offers a completely different perspective based on a profound understanding of the process of dying, the meaning of death, and what we can do to protect ourself and help others during such a critical passage in our life.
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Sun 23rd – Thur 27th Decemebr   Growing your good heart – Bodhichitta 
with Gen Gomchen at Madhyamaka KMC The teachings and meditations will be based on Guide to the Bodhisattva’s way of Life.
Contemplating the verses in Shantideva’s Guide has a profoundly liberating effect on the mind. Gen Gomchen will explain their meaning in a way that is practical and relevant to everyday life and help us to  move from suffering and conflict to happiness and peace, and gradually enter, make progress along and complete the path to enlightenment.
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If you book the above Christmas course and the New Year course below the night in-between is FREE including your meals!

Friday 28th – 1 January  New year New You
with Gen Tharpa  Resident of Madhyamaka KMC
Everyone wishes to become a better person, to improve their qualities. The New Year gives us the opportunity to reflect on the direction our life is taking and to be more clear about how we wish to change.  
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Fri 15th – Sunday 17th March   Learn to Meditate – Detox your Mind
with Gen Varahi
 Kelsang Varahi is known for the clarity and strength of her teachings, as well as her kind and caring nature.

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Fri 3rd – Sun 5th May 2019 Overcoming Stress Anxiety & Depression
with Paul Jenkins  The resident Teacher of Tara KMC
Anxiety, stress & depression are unpleasant feelings that affects most people in varying degrees. If we are not careful, our responses can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. On this course you will learn how to train your body and mind to respond differently to the perception of threat or danger. By training in various meditation techniques and constructive ways of looking at the situation, we will gradually increase our experience of inner peace and be free from these negative and destructive states of mind.
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Fri 5th – Sunday 7th July    Learn to Meditate – Learning to Let Go
with TBC
Teacher will be announced soon

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