Buddha Avalokiteshvara is the embodiment of the compassion of all enlightened beings. Through sincerely engaging in Buddha Avalokiteshvara’s brief and powerful meditation practice we can gradually awaken our compassionate Buddha nature. We can solve our own daily problems by controlling our desirous attachment, anger and ignorance, and then from this state we can bring so much extraordinary benefit to our family, our community and our world.

An empowerment is a guided tantric meditation that harnesses wisdom, imagination and the power of enlightened beings to take us to pure worlds and pure experiences. It bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.

On this special weekend course, Gen-la Kunsang will grant the blessing empowerment of Avalokiteshvara and transmission of the mantra, followed by teachings on how to integrate this practice into our daily lives.

  • DATE

    Friday 26 – Sunday 28 April


    Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators.



    Madhyamaka KMC

    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF

    Free parking on site.


    £80 for the whole weekend / £45 for Saturday only.

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

    The price for residential guests includes all meals. Presently, we cater for either vegetarian or vegan dietary choices. Please contact us in advance if you have any other dietary 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.


7 – 8.15pm  Introduction with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
9 – 9.45am – Guided Meditation with Gen Kelsang Tubpa
11am – 1pm – Special Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
4 – 5.30pm  Teaching & Meditation with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
7 – 8.15pm  Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with tsog (optional)
9.30 – 10.45am Teaching & Meditation with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
11.45 – 1pm Teaching & Meditation with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

About the Teacher

The course will be taught by Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang.  Gen-la is a highly experienced teacher and meditator who has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty years. She has won the admiration and affection of many students throughout the world through her pure example and loving kindness. On this weekend course, Gen-la will provide clear and practical advice for those learning meditation for the first time, as well as invaluable guidance and support for those with some experience.