Events

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More information on course structure suggested contributions and refreshments can be found at the bottom of the page or through the link here.

Curry and Quiz! Saturday February 23rd, 7.30pm

Everyone is invited to joy a fun general knowledge quiz and delicious vegetarian curry with friends in this warm and friendly setting.

Please feel free to bring partners, children, friends and anyone else who may wish to come along and enjoy a culinary delight and fun general knowledge quiz.

All money raised will go towards the continued development of Akanishta Centre.

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Infinite Possibilities, Centre Away Retreat: Friday 15th March – Sunday 17th March – held Tara KMC

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a relaxing, peaceful and inspiring weekend in the company of Sangha, (spiritual friends) at Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre.

Founded in 1984 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Tara Centre is 1.5 hours north of Cheltenham. Set in 38 acres with mature gardens,  beautiful meditation rooms, and cafe, it is a major centre of the New Kadampa Tradition, in the UK.  For more details about the centre go to: tara.org

During the retreat we take ourself away from the distractions of daily life and develop concentration on meaningful objects; understanding and experience naturally develop. This year we will spend time exploring the wisdom of emptiness, the essence of Buddhadharma.

Je Tsongkhapa said:

The knowledge of emptiness is superior to any other knowledge,

The Teacher who teaches emptiness unmistakenly is superior to any other teacher,

And the realisation of emptiness is the very essence of Buddhadhamra.


Friday: 6pm Supper, 7.30pm Introduction to the Retreat. Booking Options

Single Room Booking (£125)

Twin Room Booking (Per Person) (£115)

Shared Room Booking (Male) (£90)

Shared Room Booking (Female) (£90)

Non Resident Without Meals (£50)

Mind Yoga, Morning Workshop: Saturday 23rd March 10.30pm to 1.30pm

In the Sutras it says; If you realise your own mind you will become a Buddha; you should not seek Buddhahood elsewhere.

On this morning we will take as our object of meditation the mind itself. We will identify the nature, function, and location of the mind, which in this context means our root mind located at our heart. This meditation is a powerful method to reduce distractions and develop concentration. Although a profound meditation it is simple to engage in. No previous experience is necessary.

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Stop the Week: Saturday 30th March 7 to 9.30pm

An evening to enjoy with friends and family. A short and simple guided meditation to let you unwind from the week, followed by a delicious three-course vegetarian meal.

Learn to relax and meditate with a simple guided meditation in our beautiful meditation room, followed by good company and food.

This month’s set menu will be Tex Mex,  veggie style.

Vegan options and gluten-free are available on request. For allergies, please contact us to check the menu.

The Power of Imagination, Day course: Becoming Vajrayogini Saturday 6th April 10.30am to 3.30pm


Day Course – Becoming Vajrayogini



Learning to Relax, Morning Workshop: 13th April 10.30am to 1.30pm

We all want to be able to relax and feel peaceful. Meditation is the best method to help us connect to and experience the inner peace and happiness within our own mind. Then we can be relaxed and peaceful anytime and any place. This morning is an excellent introduction for anyone who wishes to put the break on a busy day, is new to meditation or wants to improve.


Morning Workshop – Learning to Relax



Letting go of Anxiety, Day Course: 18th May 10.30am to 3.30pm

Many people can suffer from feelings of anxiety and fear, and most of us at times can be overwhelmed by the stress and demands of everyday life. On this day course, we will engage in meditations and ways of thinking, coming from Buddhist teachings, that help us to become positive and strong in the face of problems and difficulties. Meditation is a tried and tested method to help overcome our negative emotions and feel more confident and effective. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this day.


Day Course – Letting go of Anxiety



The Truth of Karma, Morning Workshop: Saturday 8th June 10.30am to 1.30pm


Morning Workshop – The Truth of Karma



Stop the Week, Saturday 15th June 7pm

An evening to enjoy with friends and family. A short and simple guided meditation to let you unwind from the week, followed by a delicious three-course vegetarian meal.  Details to follow.

 Meditations for busy daily life, Morning Workshop: Saturday 22nd June 10.30am to 1.30pm

When we are busy we just seem to get busier with no time for enjoyment and relaxation. Meditation is the best method to help us connect to and experience the inner peace and happiness within our own mind, then although our daily life is busy, we can be relaxed and peaceful anytime and any place. This morning is an excellent introduction for anyone who wishes to put the break on a busy day, is new to meditation or wants to improve.


Morning Workshop – Meditations for Busy daily life



Weekend Events Information

Day Events

Day Events are suitable for everyone. It is not necessary to have previous experience to attend. Please feel free to arrive from 10am to enjoy refreshments. There is free parking available at the back of the centre. The suggested contribution for day events are £24 or £17 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments and a delicious vegetarian lunch is provided. If possible please book in advance  to help planning of meal or email; To make payment online please pick from the drop-down box below the course or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk Payment can also be made on the day.

Morning Workshops

Morning meditation courses are suitable for everyone, the morning consists of guided meditations and short talks. It is not necessary to have previous experience to attend. Please feel free to arrive from 10am to enjoy refreshments.   There is free parking available at the back of the centre.

The suggested contribution for morning courses is £14 or £10 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments are provided during the morning. To make payment online pick from the drop-down box or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk. Payment can also be made on the day.

Day Retreats

Day retreats  consist of  explanation and joining in the chanted meditations of different Buddhas.  It is not necessary to have previous experience, however some familiarity with the teachings and meditations can be helpful. Everyone is welcome to try out these day retreats.  There is free parking available at the back of the centre.

The suggested contribution for morning courses is £14 or £10 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Brunch is provided during the morning.  To make payment online pick from the drop-down box or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk. Payment can also be made on the day.

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