Rest & Reflect Away Retreat
@Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Pocklington
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 November
An unequalled opportunity to get away from stress and busyness and to deepen your experience of meditation. This guided retreat will be held at the beautiful and inspiring Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre near York.
A retreat gives us the time and space away from our usual activities to gain a deeper and more stable experience of our spiritual practice.
This retreat will explore the development of a Peaceful Mind. It will help to reduce stress and other unpeaceful minds.
The meditations will be guided and the retreat is open and suitable for everyone, regardless of experience. Each meditation session will begin with short prayers, then there will be a talk followed by the guided meditation. Supper on Friday evening is at 6pm and the retreat begins at 8pm Friday evening and ends Sunday lunchtime. It is also possible to attend non residentially for all or 1 day of the weekend.
Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington, York, YO42 1UF
The retreat is being hosted by Madhyamaka Meditation Centre near York. Between sessions you can relax in the grounds, World Peace Café, or walk in the surrounding woodlands.
Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington, York YO42 1UF
Madhyamaka KMC is a mile outside Pocklington on the Driffield Road, B1246. It is approximately 15 miles to the east of York.
It is sometimes possible to match people up for a lift and/or car sharing, if you are interested , please let us know.
The nearest rail station is York. There are regular bus services to Pocklington which depart from outside the train station. The 45 service passes outside the entrance to the hall – request the bus driver to stop there.
The sessions will be guided by Gen Kelsang Päljin. Gen Päljin is the Resident Teacher of both Buddha Land Kadampa Meditation Centre and Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre and is appreciated for offering clear and simple guidance on meditation and positive living.
Accommodation & Booking
Comfortable accommodation is provided in single, twin or shared (4-8 bed) rooms. There are en suite options. Prices include accommodation, meditation sessions and vegetarian meals. Bookings can be made using the links below. Please note that there is limited accomodation of some types so a 2nd email will be sent on receipt of a deposit fully confirming your choice of accomodation. If your first choice of accomodation is fully booked, please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a shared room is £125 including vegetarian meals. Deposit £50
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a basic single room is £210 from Friday until Sunday lunchtime. Deposit £60
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a luxury single room is £230 from Friday until Sunday lunchtime. Deposit £60
Friday to Sunday: The cost of an en-suite superior single room is £255 from Friday until Sunday lunchtime. Deposit £70 – FULLY BOOKED (you can request to be added to a waiting list for this room type)
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a twin room is £185 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit £50
Friday to Sunday: The cost of an en-suite twin/double room is £225 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit £60
Alternatively, you can attend the retreat without purchasing accomodation.
Non-residential fees are £70 for the whole weekend, including supper on Friday night and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Deposit £35.
The cost to attend the retreat on Saturday without accomodation is £36, includes lunch.