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

31 Oct – 2 Nov 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.”

14 – 16 February 2014

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. Accommodation prices include all meditation sessions, meals and accommodation. Booking opens soon.

 

Relaxation Weekend Retreat

Relaxation Weekend Retreat

May 1 – 4

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. Accommodation prices include all meditation sessions, meals and accommodation. Booking opens soon.

Fancy staying a few days before or after?

 

 

 

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

 

Booking opens soon.

 

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