Friday 8th – Sunday 10th December | with Gen Kelsang Dornying

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact.

On this inspiring weekend course, Gen Dornying will explain how to make the most of our human life, how to prepare for death and how to help others who are dying.

By developing this wisdom, instead of something to be feared or denied, death can become a positive experience.

Everyone welcome.


    Friday 8 – Sunday 10 December


    Suitable for beginners and those with some experience of Buddhist meditation


    Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

    Kilnwick Percy Hall


    YO42 1UF

    Free parking available on site


    Residential: from £170 for a standard single room, inclusive of course and meals. Booking in advance essential.

    The price for residential guests includes all meals. Presently, we 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

    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.

    A vegetarian or vegan lunch is available on Saturday for non-residential attendees at an additional cost of £7 (for both members and non-members.) We are sorry that we are unable to cater for gluten-free or specific allergies. Please book Saturday lunch by 7pm on Wednesday 6 December

Gen Kelsang Dornying

The weekend course will be taught by Gen Kelsang Dornying. Gen Dornying has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism for more than 20 years, and has taught all over the world. He is an inspiring and light-hearted teacher of modern Buddhism who makes Buddha’s teachings clear, accessible and applicable to everyone’s daily life.


Friday 8 December

7–8.30pm: Introduction with Gen Dornying

Saturday 9 December

10–11.15am: Teaching with Gen Dornying

12.15–1pm: Meditation with Kelsang Lekmo

3–4.15pm: Teaching with Gen Dornying

5.15–6pm: Meditation with Kelsang Lekmo

7.30–8.40pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with tsog offering (optional)

Sunday 10 December

10–11.15am: Teaching with Gen Dornying

12.15–1pm: Meditation with Kelsang Lekmo

1-2pm: Lunch & Departure