The Healing Practices of Taking & Giving

12th to 14th April 2024 – Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Northamptonshire

An away retreat weekend with Heart Jewel and Samudra Centres

Join us for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend away at the beautiful Nagarjuna KMC, Thornby Hall.

During this weekend retreat we will be guided in the ancient meditative practices of taking by means of compassion and giving by means of love. These are powerful methods to transform all types of difficulty — such as pain, illness, and anxiety — into spiritual growth.

Once we learn these practices, every breath we take can be healing and meaningful.

The meditation sessions will be guided by Gen Osung and Kelsang Minche, and will be interspersed with delicious vegetarian food, time to contemplate in the beautiful surroundings, relax in the comfortable accommodation and walk in the local countryside.

Everyone is welcome to join in, from complete beginners to meditation to experienced practitioners.

The following is a podcast on the practice of taking and giving.

Retreat costs (all rates include meals):

Single en-suite room £175
Twin en-suite room (2 guests) £310
Single with shared bathroom £145
Twin with shared bathroom (2 guests) £250
Dormitory room £95
Camper van £85
Non residential (Weekend) £70
Non residential (Saturday only) £35

If you have any special requirements, or wish to book an accessible room, please get in touch via so we can discuss the options.

In the event that you need to cancel your booking, there will be a £50 per room charge, but please get in touch to discuss your circumstances

Session times:

Introduction 7:30 – 8:30pm
Session 1 10 – 11am
Session 2 12 – 1pm
Session 3 4:30 – 5:30pm
Informal Q&A 7:30 – 8:30pm
Session 1 10 – 11am
Session 2 12 – 1pm


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