Being Your Own Protector – The Buddhist Approach To Self Care. Afternoon Meditation Retreat with Gen Kelsang Chitta

12noon – 5.30pm |  Sun 2nd April 2023  |  £18 or £10 concession | Kadampa Meditation Centre, 54 Peters Hill, Belfast BT13 1BA


  • Arrival 11.30am – 12noon 
  • Session 1 – 12noon – 1.30pm  (1hr 30min)
  • Lunch break (1hr 15mins) 
  • Session 2 – 2:45pm – 4pm (1hr 15min)
  • Refreshment break (30min) 
  • Session 3 – 4.30pm – 5.30pm (1hr)

Often in life we allow our own wellbeing to slide off our priority list. We get run down and overwhelmed by life’s demands and stresses. We can often feel as if we need to take a step back from life, to withdraw or escape, but our usual ways of trying to do this don’t leave us feeling refreshed, rested or re-energized. On this day retreat we will explore ways of contemplating and meditating that will enable us to restore our sense of inner well being and protect ourself from feeling frazzled, overwhelmed and burnt out.

Gen Kelsang Chitta, having studied Buddhism since 2002 and ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2009, shares the meditation techniques and practices she herself has found so transformative, in a down to earth, humorous and accessible way.

With over a decade of teaching experience and the benefit of continuous study and teacher training you are in safe hands to help you begin, reinvigorate or continue your meditation journey.

A dedicated student of Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Gen Chitta holds the blessed lineage of Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa and can bring the inspiration and practices of this lineage into our busy, modern and often challenging lives and minds. 

Everyone is welcome, beginners and experienced meditators alike. No special clothes are required and seating is provided in chairs and meditation cushions. There is free on street parking on the street just outside, easy access from the Westlink Divis St/ Millfield exit, and we are just 15 min walk from City Hall and the Europa Bus Centre. 

Bring a vegetarian or vegan packed lunch or a dish to share in the lunch break, or pop out to frequent one of the many cafes in the Cathedral Quarter, just 7 mins walk away. Complimentary hot drinks and light snacks will be available throughout the day in the lounge area.

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