Anti-Stress Retreat

Anti-stress Retreat

We all know that stressing out about things just makes them worse. And yet we also feel like we have no choice but to stress and worry about the crises and pressures we are facing at the moment. Actually, our stress does not come from the external situation, but rather from our response to it. Stress comes from our mind.

The good news is there are ancient methods for ‘dropping out’ of a stressed mind and into a clear and peaceful one that have been tried and tested over thousands of years, and there are ways we can learn to respond to problems, so that we remain more centered, flexible and effective.

On this weekend retreat we will learn how to do both. The Teacher will guide us through some surprisingly simple meditations that can bring about a peaceful, clear state of mind swiftly. Then, using Buddha’s profound insights into the mind, they will uncover where our stressful response comes from, and show how in letting go of that mistaken perception we can respond skillfully and peacefully. In our busy, hectic world, this advice seems more pertinent than ever!

  • DATE

    Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October


    Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators.


    Madhyamaka KMC
    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF

    Free parking onsite


    From £60 non-residential.

    £30 to attend Saturday only. Book online in advance to receive £5 discount

    Free for standard and benefactor members (excluding lunch).  Booking in advance essential.

    No online option available for this course

    PLEASE NOTE: Presently, we can’t provide food for our non-residential guests.

    The price for residential guests includes all meals.

    We can currently cater for vegetarian or vegan diets but we are unable to accommodate other preferences or dietary requirements at this time.


6pm  Supper
7 – 8.15pm  Introduction
9.30 – 10.45am  Session 1
11.45 – 1pm  Session 2
1pm  Lunch
4 – 5.30pm  Session 3 incl Q&A
6pm  Supper
7 – 8.15pm  Wishfulfilling Jewel Chanted Prayers (optional)
9.30 – 10.45am  Session 1
11.45 – 1pm  Session 2
1pm Lunch & departure


Gen-ChokgaGen Chokga has studied under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over twenty-five years. She is known for her sincere & practical approach to integrating Buddhism into daily life.