Drolma Centre’s Weekend Away Retreat: 24-27 April 2020

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The Peace of Concentration

The Buddhist master Nagarjuna said ‘From concentration comes peace.’ In the tranquil setting of Madhyamaka KMC, we can enjoy a weekend of guided meditations and practical teachings to overcome distractions, improve our concentration and taste the peace that comes from a mind fully focused on its meditation object. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators.

Accommodation & Booking Information

Fees include accommodation (where applicable), all meals (lunch only for non-residential) and course fees. Bedding and towels are provided in all rooms EXCEPT for dorms (see below). Rooms have a shared bathroom unless en-suite is stated on the booking option.

TWIN/DOUBLE ROOMS: The booking for Twin and Double rooms is per room, not per person. Please enter the name of the person with whom you are sharing on the booking form. We’re sorry but we cannot allocate roommates.

DORMS: A sheet and pillow are provided. Please bring your own sleeping bag/duvet and towel.

NON-RESIDENTS: For non-residents, supper, if required, is available at an extra fee of £5 per meal per person. Please email us to book at info@drolmacentre.org.uk.


Retreat Fees

A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking. The room will be reserved and only guaranteed when the balance is received.  We will contact you about how to pay the balance.

Single room ensuite £320 (deposit payable £80)

Superior Single (not ensuite) £260 (deposit payable £65)

Standard Single £205 (deposit payable £51.25)

Double/Twin ensuite (per room) £490 (deposit payable £122.50)

Standard Double/Twin (per room) £370 (deposit payable £92.50)

Male/Female Dormitory £135 (deposit payable £33.75)

Non-residential £68 (deposit payable £17)

Accessibility & Dietary Requirements

As Madhyamaka KMC is a Georgian Grade 2* listed building, it is important if you have any mobility difficulties that you contact us on 01733 259227 so that we can discuss the best way we can meet your needs.

Please contact us BEFORE BOOKING.

All meals are vegetarian with an option for combined wheat-free/vegan. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like the wheat-free/vegan meal option.


Friday 24 April

From 4.00pm Registration

6.00pm Supper

7.30 – 8.30pm Introduction

Saturday 25 April

10.00 – 11.00 Retreat session 1

12.00 – 1.00 Retreat session 2

1.00pm Lunch

Free afternoon

5.00 – 6.00pm Retreat session 3

6.00pm Supper

Sunday 26 April

10.00 – 11.00 Retreat session 4

12.00 – 1.00 Retreat session 5

1.00pm Lunch

Free afternoon

5.00 – 6.00pm Retreat session 6

6.00pm Supper

Monday 27 April

10.00 – 11.00 Retreat session 7

12.00 – 1.00 Retreat session 8

1.00pm Lunch

Directions and Parking

Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre
Kilnwick Percy Hall,
YO42 1UF

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

By car:  Pocklington is off the A1079 York to Hull road, approximately 15 miles to the east of York.
Madhyamaka KMC is about 1½  outside Pocklington on the B1246 Driffield/Bridlington road.  Take the turning signposted “Kilnwick Percy”.

By train to York:  York station is on the East Coast main line.  Call 0845 7484950 for train information, or click here for National Rail Enquiries.

By bus from York to Pocklington (approx 45 mins):  Catch the 45, 45a, 46 or 46a on Station Road (400m from the Railway Station) or the x46 or x47 in front of the Railway Station.

The 45a is a very limited service which can stop at our entrance.

Call EY Bus company 014820592929 or eyms.co.uk/bus-services

Taxi from York to Madhyamaka KMC:   Cost approx. £35   Getaway Cars (online booking available).

Pocklington to Madhyamaka KMC (1.5 miles):

Walk:  Approx. 33 minutes

Taxi:  Cost approx. £6.  Advance booking recommended.

Victoria Travel 01759 306000
JK Travel (Kumar) 01759 306802
MNS Travel 01759 305417 Car 9 01759 304999
A & L 07918 050608
MR Travel 07999 550717
Willy’s Travel 01759 306383

Retreat Venue

Madhyamka KMC is at Kilnwick Percy Hall – a stunning Grade 2* listed building set within 47 acres of grounds with woodland walks, parkland and a lake, located just at the foot of the Wolds just outside Pocklington, near York. The Hall has been the home to Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre for 30 years and is a relaxing place of peace and tranquility to rest and reflect.

The grounds are open every day dawn – dusk for you to enjoy and you are also able to visit the World Peace Cafe and Gift Shop.

The beautiful man-made six-acre lake in the wider parkland surrounding Kilnwick Percy Hall was landscaped in the 18th Century. Restored in 2011 following a drain collapse which left the lake empty for months, this once again beautiful feature is the perfect addition to the parkland and woodlands of the Hall. Follow the circular walk around the lake and enjoy for yourself the relaxing surroundings this beautiful site has to offer.

Retreat Teacher

With Resident Teacher
Kelsang Rak-ma

Lovely relaxing retreat and beautiful teachings

Brilliant weekend – can’t wait ’til next year

Madhyamaka gave us wonderful external conditions, Rak-ma gave us great teachings on internal conditions!

It was an excellent retreat