International Centre for Modern Buddhism and Temple for World Peace

Weekend Meditation Retreats


Relaxing weekends in a quiet and peaceful environment providing a rare opportunity to refresh your mind through meditation. Through meditation we can learn how to relax and develop peaceful and positive states of mind.

These weekend retreats introduce simple meditation techniques that help us to develop peace of mind. The course includes practical advice on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life, and time to discuss the ideas presented. These retreats are usually held in an upstairs meditation room in the main building.

Course fee £65

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Retreats will be held on the following weekends:

Oct 18 – 20, 2019

The Secret of Harmonious Relationships

with Gen Kelsang Sherab, Resident Teacher of Compassion KBC, Newcastle

The biggest obstacle to harmonious, balanced relationships is our sense of separateness – feeling as if we were an island, an independent, self-sufficient individual. Buddha taught that it is closer to the truth to picture ourself as a cell in the vast body of life, distinct yet intimately bound up with all living beings. Learning to look at life in this way leads to harmony with everyone around us.

Nov 8 – 10, 2019

Increasing self-confidence 

with Gen Kelsang Tubchen, Resident Teacher of KMC Glasgow 

From Buddha’s teachings on effort we can understand the actual nature of self-confidence and how to develop and increase it – particularly in relation to our spiritual activities such as meditation. Also on this course we can learn to distinguish self-confidence from the mind of self-importance – a major obstacle to our happiness. 

Mar 6 – 8, 2020

Making Room for Love

Gen Kelsang Leksang Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra KBC, Llandudno 

Anger in all its forms – bad temper, irritation, resentment and hatred – is always destructive, and particularly so in relationships. A couple; for example, may genuinely love one another, but if they frequently get angry with each other, the times when they are happy together will become fewer and further between. Buddha taught many simple methods to reduce and finally overcome our anger and allow love to flourish in our relationships. 

Apr 24 – 26, 2020

Seeing the Best in Others

with Gen Kelsang Lekchog, Resident Teacher of KMC Sheffield 

Buddha taught that what we see depends on the mind with which we see it – in other words we see projections of our own mind. This is true for all things, including people. If we learn to see people with positive minds they will appear in a very different way and we will be able to relate to them in positive ways. 

Jun 5 – 7, 2020

The freedom to Control How We Feel

with Gen Kelsang Jigme Resident Teacher of KMC Liverpool 

Sometimes it seems as if we are defined by our moods and feelings. If we are in a bad mood, for example, we become a certain type of person and behave in a particular way, but if we are in a good mood we are quite a different person and behave quite differently. But we find it difficult to control our feelings and moods and change them from negative to positive. Through meditation, however, we can learn to do this and thus control the kind of person we are.