Relax & Unwind Brighton Weekend Retreat: June 15-18

Enjoy a weekend of meditation and mindfulness with practical advice. During this weekend retreat we will learn and practice meditations that bring peace, joy and harmony to our life. Treat yourself to a real break – both physically and mentally and return home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

What to expect

Join us beside the seaside for a joint retreat with Reading Kadampa Meditation Centre. It will be held at Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre in their peaceful meditation room, set in beautiful grounds and a short walk from the beach. We will enjoy a series of light, simple guided meditations to allow you to relax and unwind – and return refreshed and uplifted. There will also be plenty of time to enjoy exploring this vibrant city and to socialise with friends old and new. Everybody welcome regardless of experience.

Spaces are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

“Wow the experience was truly wonderful and is cherished deeply, thanks so much for making it so enjoyable and making it possible”

“Everyone was so welcoming and it was great to make new friends and to all join together helping out, chatting and relaxing.”

“This was my first time staying in a Buddhist Centre and it was wonderful. Very relaxed with lots of time to sit in the beautiful gardens, have coffee and cake or take a walk to the beach.”

“Being away from all the normal stresses of daily life gave me the opportunity to really immerse myself in the meditations and teachings. And it has stayed with me since.”

Information & fees


Bodhisattva Buddhist Centre
3 Lansdowne Road
Brighton & Hove


From 4.00pm:  Registration
7.30 – 8.30pm: Introduction
10.30 – 11.30am: meditation retreat session 1
12.15 – 1.15pm: meditation retreat session 2
Lunch / Free afternoon for seafront walks etc
5.00 – 6.00pm: meditation retreat session 3
7.30 – 9pm: Chanted prayers  (optional)
10.30 – 11.30am: meditation retreat session 4
12.15 – 1.15pm: meditation retreat session 5
Lunch / Free afternoon for seafront walks etc
5.00 – 6.00pm: meditation retreat session 6
10.30 – 11.30am: meditation retreat session 7
12.15 – 1.15pm: meditation retreat session 8
Course ends before lunch (not provided)


Single room – SOLD OUT

Double room (per person) – SOLD OUT

Twin room (per person) – SOLD OUT

£120 – Dorm (male)

£120 – Dorm (female)

£80 – Non-residential

Fees include accommodation (where applicable), all meals (lunch for non-residential) and course fees.

For non- residents, supper, if required, is available at an extra fee of £5 per meal per person. Please email us to book.

Dorm accommodation is adult bunk beds.

Booking is via PayPal using the forms provided (you do not need a PayPal account) or at Drolma Centre by cash, cheque, card or BACS transfer. PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING IS NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH BODHISATTVA CENTRE


Plenty of free parking is available at Bodhisattva Centre for retreat participants.


The meditation room is on the ground floor. Accommodation is on the first and second floors and does not have disabled access.


Bodhisattva Centre has a large shop selling Buddhist books, images and other items. You are welcome to make purchases during the course. Cash, card payments and cheques are accepted.


Meals will be vegetarian unless you request vegan / wheat free. Allergies: please note – we cannot guarantee there will be no traces of gluten, dairy, nuts etc in the food.

Retreat venue

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre in Brighton is a large Buddhist Centre set in beautiful grounds of almost 2 acres and is only 5 minutes walk from the beach. The retreat will take place in the beautiful, comfortable and spacious meditation room at the Centre. Accommodation is available at the Centre and meals are provided during the retreat. There is also a non-residential option which includes lunch each day. Parking is free on site for those staying at Bodhisattva Centre and for disabled badge holders.

Retreat Teachers:

Kelsang Rak-ma is the Resident Teacher of Drolma KBC, Peterborough and has over 16 years experience of teaching meditation.

Gen Nyingpo is the Resident Teacher at Shantideva KMC, Reading and has over 20 years experience of teaching meditation.

Cost & Booking

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