This retreat provides a special opportunity to explore and deepen our mind of refuge, which is our actual protection from pain and problems.

Our actual refuge is the medicine of Buddha’s teachings, which prevents the sufferings of our body and mind. Buddha is the doctor who provides us with this medicine and encourages us to take it, and the Sangha are our pure spiritual friends who assist us in our practice. These are the three jewels of refuge, to which we turn for both temporary and ultimate protection.

Through practicing refuge, we gain confidence and strength to make authentic spiritual progress. Through this we build stable peace, joy and freedom within our own heart that we can then share with others.

The retreat will be guided by International Buddhist Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang.

This is an in-depth retreat, but everyone is welcome to attend any of the sessions. 


  • DATE

    12th – 14th  July 2024


    This retreat is part of the Teacher Training Programme and is suitable for those with some experience of Buddhist meditation and practice.


    Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

    Kilnwick Percy Hall


    YO42 1UF

    Free parking on site.


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

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

    The price for residential guests includes all meals. We cater for either vegetarian or vegan dietary choices. If you have other dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

    Please be aware that all of our meals are subject to cross contamination.

    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 and/or Sunday for non-residential attendees at an additional cost of £7 (for both members and non-members.)