Easter Weekend Course | 7-9 April with Gen Kelsang Jigme | followed by 1-day retreat

In his very first teaching, the Sutra of the Four Noble Truths, Buddha explained clearly how we can understand the true nature of suffering and how to abandon its causes:

You should know sufferings.
You should abandon origins.
You should attain cessations.
You should practise the path.

In order to eradicate our suffering, we must first understand where it comes from. Through training the mind using Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths, we can learn how to fully eliminate all of our suffering and its causes, and discover lasting inner peace and happiness.

On this course, Gen Kelsang Jigme will offer practical advice on how we can apply the Four Noble Truths to our daily lives and use them to solve the problems we encounter in the modern world.

The weekend course begins on Friday evening and finishes on Sunday lunchtime, followed by a one day retreat.


    Friday 7 – Monday 10 April


    Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators.



    Madhyamaka KMC

    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF

    Free parking on site.


    Non-residential: £30 to attend Saturday only.

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

    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.

    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.


7 – 8.15pm  Introduction
9.30 – 10.45am Teaching & Meditation
11.45 – 1pm Teaching & Meditation
4 – 5.30pm  Teaching & Meditation
7 – 8.15pm  Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with tsog (optional)
9.30 – 10.45am Teaching & Meditation
11.45 – 1pm Teaching & Meditation
4-5pm Retreat Session 1
7-8pm Retreat Session 2
9.30-10.30am Retreat Session 3
11.30 – 12.30pm Retreat Session 4

About the Teacher


The course will be taught by Gen Jigme, the Resident Teacher at Bodhisattva KMC, Brighton. Ordained as a monk in 1997 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Jigme has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang’s guidance in major Kadampa Centres throughout the UK for many years. He shows a humble, kind example as a practitioner and his clear explanations of Buddha’s teachings give us the confidence to practise them in our daily life.