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Enjoy all classes and some courses fully inclusive with membership or subscription from £30 a month, cancel any time.

In person and livestreamed online.


Living with Impermanence

With Kadam John McBretney

10am to 1pm, Saturday 21 May 2022

Everything changes. Nothing lasts. Even though we know this is true, we often resist change and struggle with uncertainty. When we learn to embrace the truth of impermanence we can let go of worry, accept our experiences, keep things in perspective and develop a flexible mind. In this way, we can live lightly and happily through unpredictable times.

This half-day course will include teachings and meditations that will help us to deepen our understanding of the transient nature of our lives. With continuous practice of these special meditations, we can begin to experience a deep inner peace, stability and wisdom that we can bring into each moment of our lives.

Everybody is welcome. You can attend this event in person or online via livestream.

Session 1: 10am – 11.15am
Session 2: 11.45am – 1pm

Free for Silver and Gold members. Become a member.



Closure and Acceptance

With Karla Sandoval

10am to 1pm, Saturday 4 June 2022

In these times we encounter many hindrances, and so we need a special method for transforming difficult conditions into causes of pure happiness. In this course we will look at methods to develop strong self-confidence and deal realistically with the discomfort of our suffering so that no obstacle will have the power to overwhelm us. If we can train our mind well so that we can accept frustrating situations in a more realistic manner, we can liberate ourself from a lot of unnecessary suffering.

Everybody is welcome. You can attend this event in person or online via livestream.

Session 1: 10am – 11.15am
Session 2: 11.45am – 1pm

Free for Silver and Gold members. Become a member.


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Post Spring Festival Guided Retreat

Oral Instructions of the Guru Yoga of Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka

With Resident Teacher Kadam John McBretney

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June 2022

The retreat will follow the oral instructions of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche received at the 2022 International Kadampa Spring Festival, 10-16 June.

Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka is our Guru (our Spiritual Guide), Je Tsonghkapa (Sumati), Buddha Shakyamuni (Buddha) and Buddha Heruka (Heruka). He is an enlightened being who is one person having four aspects. It can be proved that he is the manifestation of all the Buddhas. If we sincerely rely on Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, and put his oral instructions into practice with strong faith, we will attain enlightenment very quickly.

In the retreat we will practise relying on the Spiritual Guide following very profound and blessed Guru Yoga meditations, which are the root of the spiritual path to enlightenment. All our realisations of Sutra and Tantra depend on this root. How wonderful that we have met this holy being and have such a precious opportunity to practise the oral instructions of his Guru Yoga.

The retreat teacher, Kadam John McBretney, has come under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang for 30 years. Through practising Venerable Geshe-la's instructions we will gain deep inner experiences that we can carry into our daily lives to make them relaxed, joyful and uplifting.

This retreat is suitable for all levels –  Everybody is welcome.

Friday 24 June 7-8.30pm

Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June
Session 1: 9am-10.15am
Session 2: 11.15am-12.30pm
Session 3: 2:30pm-3:45pm
Session 4: 4:45pm-6.00pm

The retreat is free for Silver and Gold members.

Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja is at 7.30pm on Sat 25 June, in person and online


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"Happiness is a part of the mind that experiences inner peace, or peace of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions."

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.” 

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso