Free Your Mind. A Weekend Meditation Retreat on the North Antrim Coast with Gen Kelsang Chitta and Ian McGlade

Free Your Mind

Weekend Meditation Retreat on the North Antrim Coast at Corrymeela, Ballycastle, County Antrim.

6pm, Friday 4th November – 2pm, Sunday 6th November 2022

Attend in person, stay for the weekend, just come for sessions.


We all long for freedom. Freedom from pain, suffering and problems.

We also all long for the happiness that comes from permanent inner peace.

These are the two basic wishes of every living being and we spend our whole life working hard to fulfil these wishes. However, to date we have not found a method to achieve these wishes.

Buddhist teachings hold a profound lineage showing us how to free our mind off all painful feelings and awaken the causes of a supreme inner peace that is limitless in nature.

By learning how to control our mind we can awaken our extraordinary potential. We can develop the profound spiritual realisations of universal love, compassion, concentration and wisdom. We can discover an inner peace and joy that nothing, not even death, can destroy. With this awakened experience our ability to benefit others will be much greater.

This retreat will be guided by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chitta and Kadampa buddhist Teacher Ian McGlade. Through their clear and joyful guidance, we will come to taste the profound peace of emptiness, deeply relaxing into this natural truth.

This will be a wonderful and extraordinary weekend, located in the beautiful setting of Corrymeela, on the edge of the Atlantic coast. Enjoy the vast expanse of the ocean views and the vast bliss of the space of emptiness in your own mind.

For those who would like to read further into Kadampa Buddhism we invite you to access our two free downloads How to Transform Your Life and Modern Buddhism.

Retreat Schedule

Schedule for the silence periods, meditations and meals

Registration 1700
Supper from 1800
2000 – 2130 Introductory Talk and Meditation with Gen Chitta

Saturday ( Silent until 1300 )
0800 – 0915 Breakfast
0915 – 1015 Session 1 with Ian McGlade
1145 – 1300 Session 2 with Gen Chitta
1300 – Lunch
1630 – 1745 Session 3 with Gen Chitta
1800 – Supper
2000 – 2115 Session 4 with Gen Chitta

Sunday ( Silent until 1030 )
0800 – 0915 Breakfast
0915 – 1015 Session 5 with Gen Chitta
1130 – 1245 Session 6 with Gen Chitta
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 ( 2 singles, one bunk) £164pp

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 a Quad room ( 3 singles ) £25pp 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.

membership at Kadampa Meditation Centre Belfast entitles you to attend all classes and retreat sessions and is £24/month. Simply use your online banking or 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, or contact us for a form.

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