Beginners Retreats

Relaxed schedules, guidance from experienced teachers and the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Wolds make these retreats ideal as introductions to finding inner peace.

Everybody is welcome.

Seating is either on chairs or cushions, whichever you prefer. A variety of accommodation types is available – just click the booking info link to see room types and prices. Accommodation prices include all meditation sessions, meals and accommodation.

1-5 July
26-28 August
21-23 October
28 December – 1 January

These learn to meditate weekend retreats are ideal if you are seeking relaxation and gentle guidance to help you cultivate a spacious and balanced mind through meditation. These fun weekends give step-by-step instructions for those wishing to learn the very basics of meditation.

Suitable for beginners and also for those wanting to refresh their meditation practice, these meditation weekends are a great way to learn basic meditation techniques, and to improve and deepen our experience of meditation and inner peace in the relaxing environment of Madhyamaka KMC.

Quotes by previous retreaters:

“Inspirational teaching, good food, and lovely company. A thoroughly uplifting experience”

“Wonderful weekend – peaceful, enriching, restorative and new friends too! Thank you to everyone at the centre who works so hard to make Madhyamaka such a magical place.”


Refreshing the minf

1-5 Jul

The summer course is a wonderful opportunity to learn to meditate over five days. The course runs from Friday to Tuesday, but you can also attend just the weekend. The basics will be explained with more time to take everything in.

Learn practical advice from Buddha’s teachings on how to develop and maintain peaceful, positive minds in daily life. On this relaxing and inspiring course we will learn several different contemplations and meditations that will help us look freshly at different aspects of our life such as our relationships and our work. Go home feeling positive, peaceful, and re-energised.

The course will be taught by Kadampa Buddhist monk, Kelsang Uma, and the meditations will be lead by Kadampa Buddhist Teacher, Jean Coult.