9.30am – 4.30pm | Saturday 8 July | with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Just as a bird cannot fly if it has stones tied to its legs, so we cannot make progress on the spiritual path if we are tightly tied down by the chains of attachment. In general, we must all learn to stop our attachment through the practice of renunciation or it will be a serious obstacle to our pure spiritual practice.

On this special day course, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will draw on the timeless wisdom of the great Indian Buddhist saint Shantideva, as well as his own decades of experience as a sincere Kadampa practitioner, to explain how to develop the precious mind of renunciation. Renunciation is not a wish to abandon our family, friends, home, job, and so forth and become like a beggar; rather, it is a mind that functions to stop attachment to worldly pleasures and that seeks liberation from contaminated rebirth. By developing this precious mind we will free ourselves from suffering and discover the deep and lasting happiness we all long for.

Everyone is welcome.


    9.30am – 4.30pm | Sat 8 July


    Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.


    Madhyamaka KMC

    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF

    Free parking on site.


    £30 for the day. Discount for standard members (advance online booking) and free for benefactor members.

    Please note: Presently, we can’t provide food for our non-residential guests, but we have a World Peace Cafe on site that provides a range of paninis, cakes and drinks. We are unable to refund cancellations once a booking has been received.


9-9.30am Registration

9.30am-10.45am Teaching and Guided Meditation

11.45am-1pm Teaching and Guided Meditation

3-4.30pm Teaching and Guided Meditation, incl. Q & A

About the Teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, and his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is the retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, the National Spiritual Director of the NKT in Canada and the Resident Teacher at Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre in Derbyshire.