Heart of Wisdom. A Weekend Meditation Retreat on the Atlantic Coast with Gen Kelsang Chitta

Heart of Wisdom

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

6pm, Friday 9th June – 2pm, Sunday 11th June 2023


The Heart Sutra is Buddha’s words, in which he explains the way things really are and shows how we can protect ourself from sickness, fears and dangers and experience deep inner peace through the practice of emptiness.

To enjoy these benefits we need to set aside some time to contemplate and meditate deeply the four profundities that Buddha taught. 

What could be more meaningful than to spend a weekend mixing our mind with the precious words of Buddha guided by the sublime commentary by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in his extraordinary book The New Heart of Wisdom!

This retreat will bring the Heart Sutra to life in our minds so it will accompany us and guide us in all our daily actions. 

This retreat will be guided by Buddhist Nun Gen Kelsang Chitta. Gen Chitta makes retreats easily accessible for all, guiding meditations that are both relaxing and profound. The talks and practices explained are easy to understand and yet offer extraordinary benefits. Ordained by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 2009 she has been teaching meditation throughout NI for 12 years, sharing Dharma with humour and humility. Morning sessions will be guided by Ian McGlade, Resident Teacher of Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Derry Londonderry.

This will be a wonderful and extraordinary weekend, located in the beautiful setting of Corrymeela, on the edge of the Atlantic coast. Your meditation room overlooks the Atlantic ocean and Rathlin Island and the occasional passing school of dolphins. There is ample opportunity between sessions to relax and walk, soaking up this ancient and extraordinary landscape.

Retreat Schedule

Schedule for the silence periods, meditations and meals

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

Saturday ( Silent until 1300 )
0815 – 0900 Breakfast
0915 – 1015 Session 1
1145 – 1300 Session 2
1300 – Lunch
1630 – 1745 Session 3
1800 – Supper
2000 – 2115 Session 4

Sunday ( Silent until 1030 )
0800 – 0900 Breakfast
0915 – 1015 Session 5
1130 – 1245 Session 6
1300 – Lunch

Feel free to email us if you need help with your booking.

If you are a member do not 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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