Purifying Our Negative Karma – Vajrasattva Retreat

Vajrasattva Retreat

Date: Friday 8th – Saturday 9th December 2023
Time: various times
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Friends Way, Truro TR1 1HF.

Cost: £15 entire event

Free for Gold members, 25% off for Silver members

Light Refreshments will be available during the break, but we have no facility for providing lunch, so please bring your own food, or you can use one of the many cafes and shops in the local vicinity

About the Retreat

We spend all our time and energy trying to avoid problems by making changes to our external world. However, our unhappiness and difficulties are not caused by the external world but are the result of the negative karma we have created in the past through our own harmful actions.

In this special meditation practice, by relying on Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification, we have a great opportunity to purify our mind of this accumulated negativity which gives rise to suffering, and obstructs our spiritual progress.
Then we can experience the peace and happiness of a clear, pure mind and swiftly make progress on our spiritual journey.

The retreat will start with an introduction on the Friday evening, explaining who is Vajrasattva, why we need to purify, and how to engage in the practice.

This will be followed by four retreat sessions on Saturday, each including a short talk, prayers, guided meditation and mantra recitation

You are welcome to attend the whole retreat, or as few or many sessions as you wish.


Whole Event £15
Friday evening Introduction: £7
All Day Saturday: £12
Individual Saturday Sessions: £4

Free to Gold Members, 25% off for Silver members.
For more details on our membership options click here



18.30-19.00 Registration

19.00- 20.30 Introduction


9.30-10.30 Retreat Session 1

11.30-12.30 Retreat Session 2

14.00-15.00 Retreat Session 3

15.30 – 16.00 Retreat Session 4

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About the Teacher

Kelsang Yonchen is a Buddhist nun and resident teacher of Ganden Ling KBC. She is an experienced meditator and teacher known for her kindness and clear, accessible teachings.

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