The Weekend Course

The Weekend Course is a popular two and half day introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice, meditation and yoga. Learn about the tools that Buddhism offers for leading a more happy, balanced life. Find out how to better deal with emotional up and downs, and how to change problems into opportunities.

The course starts on Friday with dinner and a short introduction and meditation. Saturday and Sunday is a mixture of lectures, meditations and  several yoga sessions. It finishes on Sunday evening with dinner.

Resident teacher Geshe Kunga teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation during  this Weekend Course.

Course Dates for January 2019


18 – 20

25 – 27

Course Dates for February 2019

1-2 (two day course only)

Please note: Ganden Yiga Chozin Center will have  a break in the course program from February 4 – 15 (Tibetan New Year holiday)

Accommodation will be available throughout the break.

Many religions teach the importance of universal love, but the question is, how do you develop that within yourself?  The first step is to develop a balanced mind toward all living beings; before you can attain universal love, you have to feel equilibrium with all beings in the universe.   — Lama Thubten Yeshe

Weekend Course Schedule

Day  1 (Friday)

5.00 pm     Check–in

6.00 pm     Dinner

7.00 pm     Introduction and short meditation

Silence after dinner till after breakfast

Day 2 and 3 (Saturday/Sunday)

7.00 am    Wake up

7.30 am     Hatha Yoga

8.30 am     Breakfast

9.30 am     Teaching and Meditation (with break)

11.45 am     Lunch

12.30 pm     Break and Library time

2.30 pm       Discussion group

3.30 pm       Tea Break

4.00 pm       Teaching and Q&A

5.15 pm         Hatha Yoga

6.30 pm        Dinner

7.30 pm         Evening Meditation

Silence after dinner till after breakfast

Day 3 (Sunday) the course finishes with dinner on Sunday evening.

* We request you to attend all sessions of the course.

* Keep the silence periods to receive the maximum benefit of the course