Introduction to Buddhism | Weekend Break | 17th-19th Feb | with Gen-la Kunsang

The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni, who lived and taught in India some 2,500 years ago. Since then millions of people around the world have followed the pure spiritual path he revealed.

Buddha explained that all our problems and suffering arise from confused and negative states of mind, and all our happiness and good fortune arise from peaceful and positive states of mind. He taught methods for gradually overcoming negative states of minds such as anger, jealousy and ignorance, and developing positive minds such as love, compassion and wisdom. If we choose to practise these methods sincerely, we will come to experience lasting peace and happiness.

These techniques work for anyone, in any country, at any age. Once we have gained experience of them for ourselves we can pass them on to others so they, too, can enjoy the same benefits.

The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of Buddhist meditation.

  • DATE

    Friday 17 – Sunday 19 February


    Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators.


    Madhyamaka KMC
    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF

    Free parking onsite


    From £60 non-residential.

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

    No online option available for this course

    PLEASE NOTE: Presently, we can’t provide food for our non-residential guests. The price for residential guests includes all meals.

    We currently only cater for either vegetarian or vegan dietary choices (we do not cater for gluten-free). Please be aware that all of our meals are subject to cross contamination, and for this reason we can not cater for those with allergen requirements. Thank you.

    If a booking is cancelled less than 4 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking 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.


6pm  Supper
7 – 8.15pm  Introduction

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 Chanted Prayers (optional)

9.30 – 10.45am  Session 1
11.45 – 1pm  Session 2
1pm Lunch & departure



What people say

Definitely my calm amidst the storm of life. I don’t need to do anything other than walk in the grounds (and breathe) to know that every storm runs out of energy eventually… absolutely could not have got myself through the past 12 months without regular visits.


A very special place to come and re charge. Amazing grounds, people and fantastic food served like clock work. Massive thanks to all the residents and working visitors for making my stay so enjoyable.


About the Teacher

Gen-la Kunsang is a highly experienced teacher who is well-respected and has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over thirty years. She has won the admiration and affection of many students throughout the world through her pure example and loving kindness. Her teachings are powerful and clear.