Peace: The Best Gift for Christmas | 23 – 26 Dec | with Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Take a few days out to relax in the peaceful surroundings of Madhyamaka KMC over the festive break.

On this special course, Gen Lhachog will explain how to discover and deepen our experience of inner peace through meditation, and how we can share this experience with others. Introducing the practice of the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, we will learn methods to enhance our compassion and activate our Buddha potential. In this way, we can enrich our own lives and the lives of others, contribute to world peace and make our holidays truly meaningful.

Everyone is welcome. You can book for the whole course or just come for the day.

No previous experience is necessary.


    Saturday 23 – Tuesday 26 December


    Suitable for beginners and those with some experience of meditation.


    Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

    Kilnwick Percy Hall


    YO42 1UF

    Free parking available on site


    Non-residential: £80 on door / £75 online booking in advance / free for members. Please book separately for Christmas dinner and other meals.

    Residential: from £250, including vegetarian or vegan Christmas dinner.

    Cancellation Conditions for residential bookings:

    If a booking is cancelled less than 4 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made. If the booking is cancelled 4 or more days before arrival then a charge equal to 25% of the stay will be made. In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.


Saturday 23 December

7.30 – 8.45pm


Sunday 24 December

10.30am – 12 midday

Talk & Guided Meditation

4 – 5.15pm

Talk & Guided Meditation

7.30 – 8.30pm

Prayers for World Peace

Monday 25 December

10.30am -12.30pm

Offering to the Spiritual Guide prayers

4 – 5.15pm

Talk & Guided Meditation

7.30 – 8.45pm

Talk & Guided Meditation

Tuesday 26th December

10.30 – 12 midday

Talk & Guided Meditation

Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Gen Lhachog is an ordained Buddhist nun who has been practising and teaching Buddhism and meditation for over 18 years, living and studying for 8 years at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of the New Kadampa Tradition.  Gen Lhachog teaches through her experience of life which makes Buddha’s teachings so accessible to all.  With her warm approach and extensive knowledge of Buddhist teachings, as well as her clear and relaxed manner, she inspires students to practice in their daily lives.