Silencing the Inner Critic. Acceptance, Aspiration & Loving Kindness. A guided meditation day retreat with Buddhist Nun Gen Chitta

11am – 4.30pm |  Sun 18th June 2023  |  £18 or £10 concession | Kadampa Meditation Centre, 54 Peters Hill, Belfast BT13 1BA

We all have an unhelpful inner critic that not only disturbs our mental peace but actually holds us back from being the person we want to be and living the way we really want to live.

Learn to recognise this inner critic as it operates in your life and relationships and discover through meditation how to let go of this painful habit and develop more self acceptance, positive aspirations and loving kindness.

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. 


  • Arrival 10.45am – 11am 
  • Session 1 – 11am – 12.30pm  (1hr 30min)
  • Lunch break (1hr15mins) 
  • Session 2 – 1:45pm – 3pm (1hr 15min)
  • Refreshment break (30min) 
  • Session 3 – 3.30pm – 4.30pm (1hr)
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