The Path Less Travelled, Finding Deep Meaning in the Modern World
Post Spring Festival Guided Day Retreat with Gen Kelsang Chitta
In person* at Buddha Land and Livestream
Saturday 5 June, 9.30am – 3.30pm
(available for 48 hours after on catch up)
This Day Retreat is perfect for those who were not able to attend the Spring Festival but who would like to hear commentary to, and gain experience of, the teachings. It is equally suitable for those who did attend and who would like the opportunity to take these teachings deeper into our hearts & mix our mind with them.
All Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra are designed to touch our heart and transform our mind into authentic wisdom, love, compassion and other spiritual realisations. There is no greater meaning to be found in our life than this.
Each year the International Kadampa Buddhist community gathers at the NKT Spring Festival to receive teachings and guidance from Senior Teachers. During the NKT Spring Festival this year, there was commentary to the sublime prayer entitled Request to the Lord of All Lineages. This prayer contains all Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra.
We are delighted to welcome online Gen Kelsang Chitta from Potala Centre in Belfast who will guide a Day Retreat on these teachings and give commentary to the prayer.
For everyone, this retreat will be a powerful method to strengthen our practice and to improve the quality of our mind and our actions.
There is no more meaningful way to spend the day. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, “There is no greater meaning than engaging in this practice.”
The cost of the day retreat is £18 (Monthly Members £5; FP Members £5).
Gen Kelsang Chitta is the Resident Teacher of Potala Kadampa Meditation Centre in Belfast and has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 17 years. She is known for her warm and gentle guidance and ability to connect with anyone of any age or background.
9.30am – 10.45am – Session 1
11.45am – 1.00pm – Session 2
2.15pm – 3.30pm – Session 3
4pm – 5pm – optional Session 4 (Heart Jewel with guided meditation)
*Gen Chitta will be teaching us online from Potala Centre in Belfast.
You can attend the Day Retreat either by joining with your personal connection, or by coming into the centre and being taught in a group in the meditation room at Buddha Land. Should you decide to come into the centre, please comply with the procedures we have put into place to prevent the spread of Covid – please see our In-Person Classes General Information.
Please choose between attending at Buddha Land Centre (“in person”) or online (ie using your own personal connection), and book using the forms below.
Come to Buddha Land Centre to attend the livestreamed Day Retreat with other members of the Buddhist Community.
Before attending any of our classes or courses in person, please read through our guidelines on our In-Person Classes General Information page, and adhere to these while you are in the Centre, to ensure that we maintain high levels of hygiene, and prevent any spread of Covid-19 or other illnesses.
Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, 1 Lawkholme Cres, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 3NR, UK.
Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre has a raised ground floor cafe/shop and a first floor meditation room. Entrance to the ground floor is via 6 steps.
The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am til 4pm (9.30am on Saturdays).
The Centre is situated on Keighley War Memorial Square between Abbey National and Speaks Work Wear. It is opposite Keighley Bus Station and the Airedale Centre.
It is 5min walk from Keighley Train Station.
Parking is readily available during the day either in the town centre car parks or in unrestricted street parking which starts about 5min walk away from the building. After 6pm and on Sundays town centre car parking is free. There are disabled parking bays oposite the building and alongside Abbey National.