discover your purpose retreat

Discover your purpose – Weekend Break in Pocklington, near York

We tend only to like ideas which support our preconceptions and accept only those which fit with our feelings. The problem is we become trapped within our own expectations! Our life becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. What we get is literally what we see. And because our thoughts are often mistaken and our feelings confused, we condemn ourselves to frustration and unhappiness.

But even within that confusion we can find a grain of valuable truth: that our mind has the power to create our world, our imagination to create our reality. Gen-la Kunsang will give us essential insights into how to harness the power of imagination in meditation and how to replace mental rigidity with flexibility and suppleness. By changing our mind we can create a better inner and outer environment for ourselves – a new reality.

  • DATE

    Friday 11 – Sunday 13 February


    Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators.


    Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre
    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF


    Free parking onsite


    From £60 non-residential. 

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


meditation room
Madhyamaka KMC

Retreat info

Enjoy a rare opportunity to refresh your mind during a relaxing weekend retreat, set within the inspiring environment of Madhyamaka KMC. 

These weekend retreats introduce simple meditation techniques that help us to develop peace of mind. The course includes practical advice on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life, and time to discuss the ideas presented.

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.


Each weekend retreat is taught by our resident teacher Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang.  




6pm  Supper
7 – 8.15pm  Introduction

9 – 10.15am  Session 1
11.15 – 12.30pm  Session 2
1pm  Lunch
4 – 5.30pm  Session 3 incl Q&A
6pm  Supper
7 – 8.15pm  Wishfulfilling Jewel Chanted Prayers (optional)

9 – 10.15am  Session 1
11.15 – 12.30pm  Session 2
1pm Lunch & departure