Spring Countryside retreat

£95.00 £360.00

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th February

with Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Leksang

Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Thornby Hall, Naseby Road, Thornby, NN6 8SW

Enjoy a weekend away in the countryside. Relaxing meditation retreat with Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Leksang, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Birmingham. The venue for the retreat is Thornby Hall, the home of Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre in Northamptonshire. Less than a 1-hour drive from Birmingham.

Everybody welcome



Treat yourself to a real break, both physically and mentally, and return home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

This relaxing weekend is an informal balance of meditations, practical teachings and time to rest and relax. It is an opportunity for those new to meditation to learn how to find inner peace and cope with our busy everyday lives. And a chance for those with more experience to deepen their experience of meditation and Buddha’s teachings.

Everybody is welcome.

The teacher

Gen Kelsang Leksang is an ordained Buddhist nun who has been studying and teaching under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 20 years. She was first appointed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso as Resident Teacher at KMC Birmingham in 2007.

Known for her kind and joyful approach she is able to clearly communicate and show through her sincere example, the relevance of Buddha’s teachings to modern-day life.

When is it?

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th February 2024

Where is it?

The countryside weekend meditation retreat will take place at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Thornby Hall, Naseby Road, Thornby, NN6 8SW
Built in the seventeenth century, Thornby Hall is a stunning Grade-2 listed Jacobean manor. The Hall is set on seventeen acres of grounds including formal lawns, natural woodland and a lake. Surrounded by beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, this is an ideal opportunity to get away from busy city life and immerse yourself in retreat.

What does it cost?

Single en-suite £200, Twin en-suite £180, or dormitory £120. Fees are per person and include room, all meals and course fees.

Camper van (bring your own) £100; fee is per person and includes the use of onsite showers, all meals and course fees.

Non-residential fee £95; includes course fees and meals for lunch and dinner.

Full payment is required on booking.

Cafe – The World Peace Cafe is open daily.
Meals – Meals will be vegetarian unless you request a vegan option. Allergies: Please note – we cannot guarantee there will be no traces of gluten, dairy, nuts, etc in the food.
Parking – There is plenty of free parking onsite.

Cancellation policy

Refund minus £30 admin fee up to and including  February 6th.

Past that date unfortunately we cannot issue refunds.

Retreat schedule

From 4.00pm:  Registration
7.30–8.30pm: Introduction

Saturday – Sessions are 1 hour
10.00am: Session 1
12.00pm: Session 2
Lunch / break
5.00pm: Session 3
7.30pm: Session 4

Sunday – Sessions are 1 hour
10.00am: Session 5
12.00pm: Session 6
Course ends with lunch