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Our Principal Teacher


Gen Kelsang Lekma, a close disciple of the Founder of our tradition Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, is our resident teacher. She is a senior Buddhist nun with more than 25 years of experience and she has taught in England and the United States for much of this time.

She is a very popular and experienced teacher and her clear and entertaining talks express the path of wisdom and meditation in a way that is ideally suited for people of the modern world. She is greatly cherished by her students for her warm, light and wise example.

Gen Lekma teaches meditation weekly classes in KMC Southampton, teacher training programme (TTP), weekend courses and guides retreats in Southampton and surrounding area. She is sometimes invited to guide courses & retreats at other Meditation Centres in UK and abroad.

November 2019

Gain Long Life, Wisdom & Good Fortune | White Tara Empowerment – Sat 23rd Nov

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
KMC SOUTHAMPTON, 21 Hanover Buildings
Southampton, United Kingdom
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An empowerment provides us with a vision and a sense of what is possible. We imagine a transformation—that in reality—is completely possible. It is suitable for everyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist. Through correct imagination, wisdom and meditation this empowerment is an opportunity to create a special connection with the enlightened being White Tara who will help us increasing our life, wisdom and good fortune. Everyone is welcome. White Tara is a female enlightened being whose function is to bestow long life,…

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December 2019

Inspiration, Blessings & Good Fortune | Buddhist Retreat

Saturday, December 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
KMC SOUTHAMPTON, 21 Hanover Buildings
Southampton, United Kingdom
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£5 – £20

The Illusion of Loneliness | Half Day Workshop – 14 Dec

Saturday, December 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
KMC SOUTHAMPTON, 21 Hanover Buildings
Southampton, United Kingdom
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With Resident Teacher, Gen Lekma. Do you often feel you’re on your own? Do you feel isolated or alone even when with others? Do you avoid being on your own? Do you keep busy or distract yourself when you have time alone? Are you lonely? If you can answer yes to any of the above questions, then this half-day meditation workshop could be just right for you. Using Buddhist wisdom, Gen Lekma will help you discover:  The truth about the…

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January 2020

Meditation Guided Retreat | Training the Mind to be Positive ~ Jan 2020

January 5, 2020 - January 12, 2020
Avon Tyrell Outdoor Activity Centre Bransgore, New Forest, BH23 8EE United Kingdom + Google Map
£175 – £350 16 tickets left

This week long retreat is held in ideal, peaceful conditions in the New Forest. We will be learning meditation methods to transform how we respond to our world – how we think, act and speak.

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