Amitayus retreat

Amitayus Retreat

Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom – the main qualities we need for the happiness of enlightenment. Spending a couple of days in retreat on Amitayus at the start of the year is considered very auspicious for what the whole of the rest of the year will bring.

We will also be making special dedications for the long life of our Founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

This retreat will be guided by Gen Kelsang Chokga.

  • DATE

    Friday 4th – Sunday 6th February


    Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators.


    Madhyamaka KMC
    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF

    Free parking onsite


    From £30 non-residential. 

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



Retreat info


Booking to attend in-person with no accommodation  

If you do not require accommodation, you are welcome to book to attend the retreat, but we regret that we are unable to cater for your meals.   There are food options for you in the World Peace Cafe on the premises.  

Join Online  The sessions will be available livestream at the time of class and also can be catch-up for 5 days

The relaxed schedule allows plenty of time to explore the beautiful grounds with woodland and lake walks, or take in the view with a coffee from our popular World Peace Cafe.  We look forward to welcoming you and hope you go home feeling relaxed and nourished.

The retreats are held in one of our lovely meditation rooms.

A range of comfortable accommodation is available and meals and course fees are included within the cost.



Friday 4 February

Introduction:   7-8.30pm

Saturday 5 February

Session 1:   9.30 – 10.45am

Session 2:   11.30am – 12.45pm

Session 3:   3 – 4.15pm

Sunday 6 February

Session 1:   9.30 – 10.45am

Session 2:   11.30am – 12.45pm

Session 3:   3 – 4.15pm