UPDATED SCHEDULE: January is traditionally the month for engaging in retreat at Kadampa Centres around the world. There will be three one-week retreats at Madhyamaka KMC in January 2024

January 5-11 & January 12-18

Journey to Enlightenment: Lamrim Retreat with Gen Kelsang Varahi 

What better way to start the new year than with a lamrim retreat, the supreme method to make all of our daily activities meaningful. Gen Varahi will guide this special retreat that will enable us to dive deeper with our experience of lamrim.

The sadhana Heart Jewel will be used in the retreat sessions.

The retreat will begin on January 5 in the evening with an introduction at 7.30pm and then there will be 4 sessions each day.

We will complete one lamrim cycle in each week, so you can participate in either or both weeks of this retreat.

January 19-25: Banquet of Bliss

An opportunity to engage in a week long retreat on the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini with guidance and support in a blessed and peaceful environment.

The sadhana Quick Path to Great Bliss will be used in the retreat sessions.

For Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only.

For further information please contact epc@madhya.wpenginepowered.com


    5-11 & 12-18 January: Journey to Enlightenment

    19-25 January: The Blissful Path of Vajrayogini


    Journey to Enlightenment Retreat: Open to everyone

    Banquet of Bliss Retreat: Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only.


    Madhyamaka KMC

    Pocklington, York

    YO42 1UF

    Free parking available on site.


    Booking in advance essential.

    PLEASE NOTE: 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

    The price for residential guests includes all meals.

    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.

    Non-residential bookings: Please use the link to Ticket Tailor at the bottom of the page.  Lunches need to be booked with a minimum of 24 hours notice.


7.30-9pm Friday – Introduction

Saturday – Wednesday

9-10.30am – Session 1
11.30-1pm – Session 2
4.15-5.45pm – Session 3
7.15-8.45pm – Session 4
Thursday 11 & 18
9-10.30am – Session 1
11.30-1pm – Session 2 (finish at lunch time)

Sat 6, 13 & 20 Jan:

Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog offering in S4

Weds 10 Jan:

Offering to the Spiritual Guide in S4

Gen Kelsang Varahi

The retreats will be guided by Gen Kelsang Varahi.  Gen Varahi has been the resident teacher at Vajrapani Kadampa Meditation Centre since 2015 and has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for more than 25 years. She is known for her clear, practical approach, her kind good heart and for showing the natural joy that comes from applying Buddha’s teachings in daily life.