Guided Day Retreat

Guided Day Retreat


Sunday 9th July
10am – 4.30pm
With Buddhist Monk Gen Pagpa

This guided day retreat helps us to understand Buddha’s precious wisdom teachings, and features a special practice that can remove obstacles, hindrances and difficulties in our daily life.

It is open to anyone, no previous experience is needed.

To book click on ‘Add To Cart’, and then ‘View Cart’, and then follow the instructions.

Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre
38 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU


The retreat day is focused on the practice of the Heart Sutra.

This is Buddha’s famous teaching on emptiness – the way things actually exist - and contains the very essence of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom teachings.

Through studying, contemplating and meditating on the Heart Sutra we can gain a perfect understanding of the nature of reality; we can overcome hindrances and difficulties in our daily life; and we can overcome the obstacles preventing our full enlightenment.

A complete explanation of this Sutra can be found in the book ‘The New Heart of Wisdom’, and the prayer booklet ‘The Great Mother’, both of which will be used in  this retreat.

This Sunday course has 4 sessions which are one hour long.

There is a veggie/vegan lunch provided in the middle of the day, as well refreshment breaks between the meditations.

Each session has a teaching at the beginning, prayers, and a guided meditation.



Sunday 9th July, 10am - 4.30pm.



At Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre, 38 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU.



£20 - includes a vegetarian and vegan lunch.



10am to 11am - Retreat Session 1

11.30am to 12.30pm - Retreat Session 2

Lunch - 12.30pm to 2pm

2pm to 3pm - Retreat Session 3

3.30pm to 4.30pm - Retreat Session 4

Class Teacher

Gen Pagpa is an English Buddhist Monk and has been studying meditation for over 20 years.

He is an accomplished public speaker, and can explain Buddha’s teachings in a practical and interesting manner.

He has taught classes and retreats at Meditation Centres throughout the country.

Please watch this video to enjoy a previous teaching from him.

Thank you for today’s beautiful teaching and lunch. It was a perfect start to the new year.


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