Happy & Meaningful Life Retreat

Saturday 8th February & Sunday 9th February 2020

No need to book, just come along, relax and enjoy.

Retreat Sessions Suitable for Everyone

Learn how it is possible to be happy all the time and to permanently free yourself from all suffering through following the Buddhist path of wisdom and compassion. What could be more meaningful than this?

You can drop into any session; no need to book, just turn up, relax and enjoy.

Each one hour session will include a short talk and a guided meditation with simple prayers that remove negativity from our mind, increase our good fortune and make our mind peaceful and happy.

All our classes and events are suitable for beginners and teach how to meditate and reduce stress, anxiety and other negative states of mind. Learn how to become peaceful, relaxed and happy through simple meditation techniques.

In the breaks relax in our reception area or take a short walk along the canal. Drinks, biscuits & snacks provided in all breaks. 

Bring your own lunch (access to microwave/hob to heat food). 

No accommodation at the centre but Travelodge 1 minutes walk from centre.

For more info   email: meditationinlancaster@gmail.com

Retreat Sessions

Cost:  £3/session, £5 for 2 sessions, £8/day   £12 for whole retreat. 

Free for those who pay monthly Facility Fee. Pay on the day. 


Saturday 8th February 

10.30-11.30am  The  Source of Happiness

12-1pm Protection from Future Suffering

2-3pm Creating the Future we wish for

3.30-4.30pm A Meaningful Life


Sunday 9th February       

10.30-11.30am The Source of all Suffering

12-1pm The Path to Liberation

2-3pm  Developing Compassion

3.30-4.30pm Ceasing our Suffering

our Resident teacher

Gen Kelsang Dema

Resident Teacher at Chenrezig Buddhist Centre

Gen Kelsang Dema, resident teacher of Chenrezig Kadampa Buddhist Centre, has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 16 years.

She teaches in a very practical, clear and down-to-earth manner enabling people to easily apply newly gained knowledge in their daily life. Her good sense of humour and a relaxed manner come through in her illuminating teaching style.


Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in at any time. No need to book, just come along, relax and enjoy. There is no physical exercise involved – we sit on chairs unless you wish to sit cross-legged on the floor.

We are here

Chenrezig Buddhist Centre 93 King Street Lancaster, LA1 1RH meditationinlancaster@gmail.com tel. 01524 596108

Class Times (perfect for beginners)

Tuesday 12.30 – 1.00 pm £2.50
Tuesday 7.30 – 9.00 pm £5.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 11.30 am £5.00

MODERN BUDDHISM CLASS (more in-depth study)
Wednesday 7.30 – 9.00 pm £5.00