Learn to meditate

Learn to Meditate – Weekend Break

The most simple, easiest instruction you could give a human being is this: sit down, relax and breathe.

This is exactly how we begin to meditate. And we all know what happens. The most simple thing quickly becomes incredibly complicated. What should be so easy becomes very difficult. Our mind just goes everywhere. It just will not do what we want it to: it seems to have a life of its own. We might be smiling and serene on the outside but on the inside we are doing our Tesco shopping, dreaming of next year’s holiday, having a mental chat or finishing off an argument from 2016. We have all been there!

The danger is we can come to two wrong conclusions: meditation doesn’t work or I can’t meditate. We can really miss out on finding reliable peace of mind and happiness in our lives and different ways of solving our daily problems. How sad would that be?

If we get the basics wrong, or neglect them, we can “meditate” for years and make little progress. But if we get the basics right, then what follows becomes easier, simpler and results come quickly. We get the confidence that good meditation brings, we become happier and more secure in ourselves.

  • DATE

    Friday 20 – Sunday 22 May


    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.



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 a qualified teacher.  




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