Day Course with guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Chökyong

Seeing Through the Illusion

10.00am - 5.15pm
How do things really exist?

Are things as solid and real as they seem? Emptiness is the way that things really are. It is the way things exist as opposed to the way that they appear to exist. There is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness.

The Teacher

A disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Kelsang Chökyong is a Buddhist monk who has been studying, practising and teaching meditation for over 25 years. He was ordained in April 2000 and trained at Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre, near Derby, one of the foremost Buddhist retreat centres in Europe.
When teaching, Gen Chökyong demonstrates a comprehensive wealth of knowledge, which he shares in a humorous and compassionate way.

Venue & Parking

This course is taking place at:

Tara IKRC, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, Etwall DE65 6HT

Free parking and disabled parking available on site.


9:30 Doors open
10:00 - 11:15 am Teaching
12:00 - 1:00 pm Meditation
1:15 pm Lunch in the Dining Room
2:30 - 3:45 pm Teaching
4:15-5:15 pm Meditation
6:00 pm Supper in the Dining Room

Fees & Bookings

Regular: £25 / person
Members: no charge (click here for more info about the monthly membership)

How to book: You can book in advance via our website or simply drop in and register upon arrival. Pre-registration is encouraged to allow a smoother registration process and decrease your waiting time at the door. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the event. Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts.

To book in advance, click on the booking button below and fill out the booking form. At the end of the booking process, you will receive an email confirming your booking.

Payment methods: For pre-registration via our website, we accept debit/credit cards. For registration on site upon arrival, we accept cash, debit and credit cards.

Terms & Conditions

Please click here to familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions, and refund policy before booking your ticket.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or booking inquiries, please email: or call us on 01283 732338 during Reception opening hours.