Improving Concentration. Special method to train in tranquil abiding. A Meditation Retreat with Gen Kelsang Chitta.

Saturday 17th September 2022 | 10am – 5pm | £35 | includes two day silent unguided retreat on 29th & 30th October at Kadampa Meditation Centre 54 Peters Hill Belfast BT13 1BA.

About this event

17th September Session Times

Register 9:45 – 10:00

Session One 10:00 – 11:00

Session Two 12:00 – 13:00

Session Three 15:00 – 16:00

Session Four 17:00 – 18:00

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October Silent retreat facilitated

Make your meditations more powerful and effective through joining this 6-week concentration program. Learn practical Buddhist techniques to still and harness your mind in meditation, leading to extraordinary freedom and insight!

Why train in concentration? 

Our mind is extremely powerful, endlessly creating our experiences, but until we develop concentration we have no means to harness our mind’s power and use it to deeply transform our life and our world. 

By training in concentration, we will develop greater peace in our mind, we will have fewer distractions, we will experience greater contentment, and we will be able to focus freely on whatever we wish, creating extraordinary change in our lives. 

This unique training in concentration leads us to a special quality of mind called “tranquil abiding,” a deeper level of concentration that arises through training in meditation in a systematic way over many sessions. 

Tranquil abiding is a superior state of peace which brings us great power to make progress in our spiritual journey. In particular, through training in mindfulness we learn how to abide in meditation without distraction.

Seating will be in your choice of chairs or matts and cushions.

During session breaks you are welcome to enjoy complimentary hot drinks and light snacks in our cafe lounge area.

Everyone is welcome. The retreat is suitable to those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners.


Gen Kelsang Chitta is a Kadampa Buddhist Nun and Meditation teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Centres in Northern Ireland. Having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for many years, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience from which to share, and takes great joy in sharing these ancient practices in a way that suits the modern listener, the beginner and the more experienced practitioner.

29th & 30th October self guided retreat session times
  • 9am:  Session 1
  • 11:30am:  Session 2
  • 2:30pm:  Session 3
  • 4:30pm:  Session 4
  • 8pm: Session 5
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