Becoming a Friend of the World | 14th – 16th July | with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

Many people have the altruistic wish to benefit others, but few understand how to accomplish this successfully in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world, which means that they care about all living beings, They have such strong compassion that they are able to transform all their activities into methods for helping and benefiting everyone.

The path of the Bodhisattva was explained in the universally loved poem Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by the eighth century master Shantideva. Drawing on the commentary to this poem found in Meaningful to Behold by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Gen-la Kunsang will explain how to integrate this profound practice into our busy modern lives. This practical guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life is essential for those wishing to develop a lifestyle characterised by greater empathy and compassion for others.

  • DATE

    14th – 16th July


    Suitable for those with some experience of Buddhism.


    Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

    Kilnwick Percy Hall


    YO42 1UF

    Free parking available on site


    Residential: from £170 for a standard single room, inclusive of course and meals.

    Non-residential: £60 for the whole weekend or £25 for Saturday only.

    A vegetarian or vegan lunch is available on Saturday for non-residential attendees at an additional cost of £7 (for both members and non-members.) We are sorry that we are unable to cater for gluten-free or specific allergies. Please book Saturday lunch by 7pm on Wednesday 12th July.

    Non-residential course is free for standard and benefactor members (booking required for lunch)



The weekend course will be taught by Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang.  Gen-la is a highly experienced teacher and meditator who has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty years. She has won the admiration and affection of many students throughout the world through her pure example and loving kindness. On this weekend course, Gen-la will provide clear and practical advice for those wishing to engage in the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.


Friday 14 July
6pm  Supper
7 – 8.15pm  Introduction
Saturday 15 July
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 with tsog
~ chanted prayers (optional)
Sunday 16 July
9.30 – 10.45am  Session 1
11.45 – 1pm  Session 2
1pm Lunch & departure



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