Half Day Family Meditation Workshop – Saturday 16th July 2022

Meditation is a powerful method to make ourselves happy and reduce our stress levels. This is essential not just for adults but children too who are now faced with more stress and pressure than ever before. If we can teach our children how to control their minds and make themselves peaceful inside then we are giving them the most precious gift to take with them in their journey through life – the ability to make themselves happy all the time .

On this children’s half day course your children will all learn how to meditate and keep their mind peaceful even when things are going wrong. There will also be a chance for parents to learn how to meditate as well.

The teachers on this course will be – Diane Batterton and Dawn Vickery

Both Diane and Dawn are qualified school teachers with years of experience working with children. They are both fun and engaging

They are both dedicated Buddhist practitioners studying on Teacher Training Programme and are insightful and enthusiastic. Both work as part of the Education Team at Odiyana KMC and are valued and dedicated members of the centre.

All our meditation workshops start at 10am and run until 12.30pm
They cost £5 per adult and £3.50 per child which includes refreshments.

BOOKINGS

Coming soon

Half Day Course – Saturday 25th June 2022- How to be Happy All the Time

Happiness and suffering are states of mind and their main cause cannot be found outside the mind. The real cause of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful we shall be happy all the time regardless of external conditions. If our mind is disturbed or troubled in any way we shall never be happy no matter how good our external conditions are. Few people experience deep happiness and when they do it is short-lived.

On this half day course learn how to experience deep lasting happiness through meditation.

The teacher of this half day course is Belinda Johnson – Belinda is a very dedicated practitioner. She teaches in a gentle and compassionate way.

All our half day courses start at 10am and run until about 1.30pm.
They cost £10 per person.

BOOKING

Coming soon

Day Course – Saturday 7th May 2022 – Living with Uncertainty


We live in a very uncertain world where things change very quickly & often not for the better. In recent years we can see this uncertainty growing & with it a tremendous increase in people’s anxiety & stress levels. A lot of our stress comes from trying to make our world certain & secure. This is impossible. If we want a happy life we need to learn how to navigate
our way through this uncertain world.

On this day course learn how to live alongside uncertainty with a peaceful mind

The teacher of this day course is Gen Kelsang Jigme – Ordained as a monk in 1997 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Jigme has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang’s guidance in major Kadampa Centres throughout the UK for many years. He shows a humble, kind example as a practitioner and his clear explanations of Buddha’s teachings give us the confidence to practise them in our daily life.

All our day courses start at 10am and run until about 5pm.
They cost £20 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

BOOKINGS

Coming soon

Day Course – Saturday 18th September 2021 – The Wheel of Life

Even if we contemplate deeply the most sublime works of art we cannot gain benefits that compare with the benefits of contemplating and meditating on the diagram of the Wheel of Life because this diagram reveals the complete path to enlightenment.

On this day course we explore the meaning of the Wheel of Life and its relevance to our own modern lives

The teacher of this day course is Gen Kelsang Chokyong – Chokyong has been the resident teacher at Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre since 2001. He teaches with great humility and humour. He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and down to earth manner, making them accessible to everyone.

All our day courses start at 10am and run until about 5pm. They are available online or in person.

BOOKINGS

Coming soon

Vajrasattva Empowerment – Saturday 12th June 2021

Buddha Vajrasattva is the manifestation of the completely pure mind of all the Buddhas. The empowerment is a special blessing ceremony where we make a deep connection with Buddha Vajrasattva’s enlightened mind. Through this we will receive the purifying blessings of this healing Buddha and have the opportunity to completely free our mind from the negativities and wounds of the past.

During the empowerment and related commentary, Gen Kelsang Chokyong will teach us how we can swiftly purify our mind and profoundly improve our lives, enabling us to actualise our potential for lasting freedom and happiness.

The Empowerment starts at 9.45am and runs until about 5pm. The cost is £20 per person. Unfortunately we are unable to offer lunch due to current restrictions but there is a range of cafes and shops within walking distance.

This Empowerment is available in person or online. To book please click below selecting either in person or online.

Booking 

To book you place please click on this link BOOKING

Half Day Course – Saturday 26th June 2021 – Meditation to Heal the Mind

We all experience lots of problems in life & usually we blame external situations. Even though external situations are often very challenging our ability to deal with them depends on our inner strength. If we increase our inner strength, particularly our patience, contentment & inner peace this will greatly decrease the impact that these external situations have on our happiness.

On this half day course we will learn how to heal our mind & make ourselves less vulnerable to external difficulties.

All our half day courses start at 10am and run until about 1pm.
They cost £10 per person.

This courses is available online or in person

To book your place please click on the link below

BOOKINGS

Half Day Course – Saturday 8th May 2021 – Pathway to the Pureland.

The mysteries of tantra have engrossed countless meditators for centuries. From the time of Buddha these secrets have been passed down from accomplishes master to disciple, largely by word of mouth.


Drawing from his own experience and the works of his spiritual guide Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Kelsang Chokyong will give an introduction to tantra – the gateway to a blissful new world

On this half day course we will learn about the path of Tantra and how we can become a Buddha in this life

Odiyana Kadampa Meditation centre is running a half day workshop on Saturday 8th May at 10am. On this half day course you will learn how to begin developing deep inner peace.

The teacher of this day course is Gen Kelsang Chokyong – Chokyong has been the resident teacher at Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre since 2001. He teaches with great humility and humour. He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and down to earth manner, making them accessible to everyone.

All our half day courses start at 10am and run until about 1.30pm.
They cost £10 per person.

To book your place on this half day course please click on the link

BOOKING

Half Day Course – Saturday 10th April 2021 – Overcoming Loneliness

Loneliness has been recognized as a major public health concern associated with a heightened risk of mental and physical illness. 

Loneliness is not about being physically alone but is a feeling of being disconnected from others. Not everyone who experiences solitude feels lonely, conversely not everyone who is around others feels connected to them. 

Loneliness is a deep and painful feeling within the mind and can cause many problems including low mood, feelings of isolation and even suicide. We all want to feel part of something and like we are loved and belong but loneliness makes us feel separate, disliked and alone.

On this course we learn how to recognise and reduce these feelings of disconnection and how to truly uproot our loneliness for good.

Odiyana Kadampa Meditation centre is running a half day course on Saturday 10th April at 10am. On this half day course you will learn how to begin developing deep inner peace

The teacher of this day course is Gen Kelsang Chokyong – Chokyong has been the resident teacher at Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre since 2001. He teaches with great humility and humour. He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and down to earth manner, making them accessible to everyone.

All our half day courses start at 10am and run until about 1.30pm.
They cost £10 per person.

We are offering a choice of either live streaming via Zoom or in person attendance. Please specify which option you require using the payment button when booking.

To book you place please click here

BOOKING

Half Day Course – Saturday 27th March 2021- Finding Peace in these Troubled Time

We live in difficult times. If we look back on the last few years we have had the threat of terrorist attacks, floods, brexit, Covid-19 & now a combination of all these things. One of the biggest things we face is uncertainty. We can’t guarantee anything anymore. This sounds quite bleak but there are steps we can take to improve things.

At present we try to protect ourself from stress & anxiety with entertainments. Unfortunately these entertainments don’t improve our mental resilience or our ability to deal with stress. They just provide a timely distraction or a little relief. Also with these lockdowns many of these distractions are not available.

What we really need is something that gives us this relief, makes our mind stronger & more able to deal with difficulties & that cannot be taken away from us by lockdown restrictions.

What we really need is to train in & develop deep inner peace. When our mind is peaceful we are happy regardless of external conditions but if our mind isn’t peaceful then we aren’t happy even in the most  joyful conditions.

If we train in inner peace & gradually deepen this peace over time we will develop this mental resilience & as this peace becomes more & more stable changing external conditions will start to have less power to knock us off balance until finally we will be able to remain peaceful even in the most challenging situations.

This is what Buddha taught 2,600 years ago. It was relevant then & is even more relevant now in this modern world.

Odiyana Kadampa Meditation centre is running a half day workshop on Saturday 27th March at 10am. On this day course you will learn how to begin developing deep inner peace

The teacher of this day course is Gen Kelsang Chokyong – Chokyong has been the resident teacher at Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre since 2001. He teaches with great humility and humour. He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and down to earth manner, making them accessible to everyone.

ll our half day courses start at 10am and run until about 1.30pm.
They cost £10 per person.

BOOKING

The course will only be available online.

To book onto this course please click on the link below

Vajrasattva Retreat – 7th to 11th December 2020

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to learn to rely on Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification and practice a special meditation to free ourself from all of our negative karma.

We spend all our time and energy trying to avoid problems by making changes to our external world. However, our unhappiness and difficulties are not caused by the external world but are the result of the negative karma we have created in the past through our own harmful actions.

By relying upon Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification and practising a special meditation we can free ourselves from all our negative karma. As a result, all our experiences will be positive, we will have a peaceful, pure mind and will easily remove obstacles to our spiritual development.

Retreat Sessions

During a retreat we reduce our normal worldly activities and concentrate for a period of time on developing spiritual qualities and peaceful minds – finding happiness from within. 
Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special opportunity.

There are four sessions a day 7am, 11am, 4pm and 7pm. Each session lasts for one and a half hours and consists of chanted prayers and guided meditation. Please note there will be no 7pm sessions on Monday or Tuesday due to the evening meditation class. The 7pm session on Thursday will be the chanted prayer session Lama Chopa.


The retreat is running from 7th December to 11th December. There will be spaces available for in person attendance but this must be booked 24 hours prior to attending and confirmation will be given by email. To book on any of the retreat sessions please email me on epc@meditationincheshire.org  – YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JUST TURN UP

We will also be offering live stream the following session

Monday 7th December – 7am Tuesday 8th December – 7am Wednesday 9th December – 7am Thursday 10th December – 7am, 11am and 4pm Friday 11th December – 7am, 11am, 4pm and 7pm