meditation course

Letting go of the past

Sometimes a good friend might tell us it’s time to move on in life. We know it – but we can’t. We feel stuck. Something is holding us back. It can even feel wrong to move on: from a loss, from a past relationship, from being hurt or damaged, from something we did wrong, from painful memories or guilt. It feels we are chained to the past rather than looking forward to our future. At other times it is us giving the advice but it falls on deaf ears because we don’t know how to do it ourselves.

Gen-la Kunsang will encourage us to break the chains of guilt, resentment and disappointment: what we did to others, what others did to us and the feeling that life should always have been better. This is a workshop on how to free ourselves from incorrect and undeserving ways of looking at our own past. It will show us how to move forward in a way which is realistic and more forgiving of ourselves and others.

Join us on in-person at Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh or online. Everybody welcome to this meditation workshop. 

Attend in-person or online -Live-streamed on Saturday 19 June, 2-3.30pm (accessible to catch-up for 5 days)

with Gen-la Kunsang

the teacher

Gen-la Kunsang

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsangis the principal teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh. She is highly experienced, well-respected and has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years.

She is also the National Spiritual Director of Italy, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa and teaches at National Festivals.

She has won the admiration and affection of many students through her pure example and loving-kindness.

Her teachings are powerful and clear.

Member Reviews

what people say about us

I am so grateful to you all at the centre for making this online experience possible.



Thank you for all the wonderful teaching and friendship you have given us this year.

Looking forward to learning more (and trying harder) in the new year.

John & Julia


No question, just really enjoying listening to Gen-la’s enthusiasm and wisdom. Many thanks



Who we are

As a registered charity KMC Edinburgh has been benefiting the people of Edinburgh and the East Coast for over 20 years providing authentic and practical meditation courses across the region.

In 2018 we moved to a new premise on Leith Walk, creating a beautiful meditation hall, cafe and bookshop, providing a dedicated space for the development of inner peace. We continue to offer our support through online activities, but we hope you may visit us here and experience the stillness and peace of this special place, dedicated to world peace.

KMC Edinburgh  is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition –
International Kadampa Buddhist Union. Registered Charity no. SC038810

Our founder is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche who is a fully accomplished meditation master and scholar. Born in Tibet and resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of 23 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has founded over 1300 Kadampa Meditation Centres and groups throughout the world.