Enlightened Wisdom For Our Modern World. Weekend Meditation Retreat with Gen Kelsang Norden

Enlightened Wisdom For Our Modern World.

Weekend Meditation Retreat on the North Down Coast

6pm, Friday 24th June – 2pm, Sunday 26 June 2022

Attend in person and stay for the weekend, visit for sessions during the day or just tune in from home.


Today it seems our modern world is in a state of flux, of change and chaos. Our world yearns for peace but seems unable to find the methods to create it. Given these uncertain times it is easy for us to become discouraged, fearful, anxious and at worse fall into despair.

Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. Our world needs the methods to create inner peace through wisdom teachings.

In this retreat Gen Norden will guide meditations and give profound teachings from pure ancient buddhist origins that help us to experience peace from within our own mind. Guided by our natural source of peace we will gain confidence in bringing this stillness into our everyday life and activities. 

We will also become familiar to connecting to the enlightened wisdom contained within Buddha’s teachings and connecting to the very source of these teachings through contemplation and  meditation. Looking at our world through the eyes of wisdom will offer a vast transformative perspective. 

These methods have unsurpassed profundity dissolving our despair and anxieties and allowing us to relate to our own limitless pure potential. 

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Norden, ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1994. Gen Norden has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the US and the UK for nearly 30 years. Gen Norden is able to convey these profound teachings with humour, clarity and relatable to modern living. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to experience these teachings with such an experienced practitioner.

The Venue

Lorne Estate, 30 Station Road, Holywood BT18 0BP

The Schedule

Retreat schedule for silence periods, meditations and meals.

1700 – Registration opens
Supper from 1800
2000 – 2130 Introductory Talk and Meditation

Saturday ( Silent until 1300 )
0800 – 0900 Breakfast
0915 – 1030 Session 1
1130 – 1300 Session 2
1300 – Lunch
1630 – 1800 Session 3
1800 – Supper
1930 – 2100 Session 4
2100 campfire

Sunday ( Silent until 1030 )
0800 – 0900 Breakfast
0915 – 1030 Session 5
1130 – 1300 Session 6
1300 – Lunch



All inclusive

  • Single ensuite £214
  • Single shared bathroom £184
  • Twin ensuite £194pp
  • Twin shared bathroom £174pp
  • Triple ensuite £184pp
  • Triple shared bathroom £164pp
  • One bed in a Quad room £164pp
  • Camping ( Bringing own tent ) £134
  • Camper Van Space £144

Pricing Breakdown

£8 each – free for members
Weekend £50

Meals and tea & coffee throughout
Fri £15
Sat £34
Sun £15
All meals £64


  • Single ensuite  £50 per night
  • Single shared bathroom £35 per night
  • Twin ensuite £40pp per night
  • Twin shared bathroom £30 per night
  • Triple ensuite £35pp per night
  • Triple shared bathroom £25 per night
  • One bed in Quad ensuite £25pp per night
  • Camping ( Bringing own tent ) £10 pp per night
  • Camper Van Space £15 pp per night

If you are a member do need to pay session fees. Please book by paying the appropriate amount for accommodation and meals here.

A membership at Kadampa Meditation Centre Belfast entitles you to attend all in person and online classes and retreat sessions for £24/month. Simply use your online banking or ask your bank to set up a regular payment to Potala Buddhist Centre – First Trust Bank University St, Belfast. Sort Code: 93-83-94 Account No: 46214065.