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Scottish Dharma Celebration, Stirling | 3-5 Feb 2023

February 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - February 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Scottish Dharma Celebration 2023

Letting Go of Negative Ways of Thinking

The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva

With Kadam Bridget Heyes

3 – 5 February

At The Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling

Join us for this inspirational event in the heart of Scotland with international guest teacher, Kadam Bridget Heyes, the UK National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

The Scottish Dharma Celebration is an annual opportunity for people throughout Scotland to gather together with spiritual friends to receive inspiration and teachings; enjoying a weekend which leaves people feeling relaxed and spiritually re-energised.

During this special weekend, Kadam Bridget will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva and give teachings on how to purify the mind by letting go of negative ways of thinking.

An empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation through which we can make a deep connection with Buddha Vajrasattva and receive the healing balm of his purifying blessings into our mind. Then through practising the teachings and meditations we learn, we can let go and purify all the negativity in our mind that gives rise to suffering and problems.

Everyone is welcome!

Book now to take advantage of our early bird offer available until 30 November.

Book Now For Early Bird Offer

About the Teacher

The weekend will be led principally by international meditation teacher, Kadam Bridget Heyes, the UK National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition. Kadam Bridget is a senior student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and is known for her powerful teachings, compassionate heart, and deep understanding of Buddha’s wisdom advice. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that are easy to practise and integrate into daily life.  As a mother of two, she has a special insight into how to bring Buddhism alive to meet the demands of a busy modern life. Kadam Bridget shows an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.

About the Venue

Located within the picturesque grounds of the University of Stirling and with stunning views of the iconic Wallace Monument, the Stirling Court Hotel is a hidden gem. Set in 300 acres of beautiful parkland, the Stirling Court Hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Stirling city centre. The hotel offers leisure facilities, including a 50-metre pool, a modern gym and 9-hole golf course within the grounds.

‘Gateway to the Highlands’, the historic Medieval city of Stirling is conveniently located in central Scotland, 29 miles from Edinburgh Airport and 35 miles from Glasgow Airport.

Venue address: The Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA

Please scroll down for directions

Prices & Booking

Prices include all teachings and empowerment, ensuite accommodation & all meals and refreshments over the weekend.

Pre-booking is essential.

Book now to take advantage of our early bird offer available until 30 November!

Book Now For Early Bird Offer



4-6pm- Registration

6-7.15pm- Dinner in Conservatory Room

7.30-9pm- Introduction

9-9.30pm- Tea/Coffee/Refreshments in Silver Glen Room


7.15-8.45am Breakfast in Conservatory Room

9-10am Meditation

10-10.30am- Tea/Coffee/Refreshments in Silver Glen Room

11-1pm Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva with Kadam Bridget Heyes

1.15-2.30pm- Lunch in Conservatory Room

2.30-3.30pm- Guided walk (optional)

3.45-4.15pm- Tea/Coffee/Refreshments in Silver Glen Room

4.30-6pm- Teaching and Commentary with Kadam Bridget Heyes

6.15pm-7.30pm- Dinner in Conservatory Room

8-9.15pm Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja with tsog offerings


7.15-8.45am Breakfast in Conservatory Room

9-10am Meditation

10-10.30am- Tea/Coffee/Refreshments in Silver Glen Room

11-12.30pm Teaching and Commentary with Kadam Bridget Heyes

Lunch- 1-2pm in Conservatory Room


We encourage everyone coming to the hotel to use sustainable transport, however we recognise that for some journeys a car may be necessary.

Visitors to the Stirling Court Hotel at the University of Stirling who choose to bring their car should note the following directions:

If approaching from the East, South or West take the M9 to Junction 11. Once at the junction there is a roundabout which marks the end of the M9. From here you should take the exit for Bridge of Allan, follow the road through the town itself, and after about 200 metres you will find the University on the left. The hotel is situated at the top of University Road W, just keep following the road straight up the hill.

If approaching from the North take the A9 to the same roundabout (Junction 11) and follow the same route through Bridge of Allan as above.

From the North A9 via Perth and Bridge of Allan. 
From the East A91 from St Andrews , M9 from Edinburgh. 
From the South M74, M73, A80, M80, M9. 
From the West M8, A80, M80, M9 from Glasgow.

Visitors to the University are advised that a vehicle access barrier system operates at the hotel, from September to May inclusive and you should collect a token from reception to exit the carpark.

All of our guests enjoy free parking at the hotel. Just be sure to visit reception and provide your car registration details as soon as you arrive.

To get directions to the hotel from Google Maps click here.

Our central location, at the very heart of Scotland, ensures that delegates and visitors enjoy excellent rail services to and from the city of Stirling. Regular services run from Edinburgh and Glasgow, which are both key interchanges for the rest of the UK national rail network. Those travelling from the North can get to Stirling via Scotrail services from Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth.

Visit Scotrail for fares, timetables and journey information .

Stirling Court Hotel is a pleasant walk from both Stirling city centre and from Bridge of Allan rail station. (If travelling to the University by train you can get off the train at either Stirling rail station – a better option if you intend to continue your journey to campus by bus or taxi – or Bridge of Allan rail station, which is closer if walking / cycling to campus).

It is recommended that you alight at Stirling train station (not Bridge of Allan) and then make your way to the University by bus or taxi. Taxis are available from Stirling Rail Station concourse, with most buses to the University departing from Murray Place bus stop located just up the hill from the rail station.

If you are coming from further afield visit National Rail Enquiries for rail travel times to Stirling.

The University of Stirling is served by excellent bus links from Stirling city centre. At peak times some 19 buses per hour run from Stirling to the main University campus. Most bus services to the campus run from either just outside Stirling’s Rail Station or a two minute walk away, in Murray Place, making it possible to enjoy an easily integrated public transport journey to the campus.

FirstBus operate the following services to the University – Unilink (UL), 53, 54, 58, 62 and 63.

> First Scotland Bus timetable

You can fly to either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports from a wide range of international and domestic airports. It maybe the case, however, that if you are flying in from a country that does not go direct to either of these airports that your journey will have to go via one of the London airports. There are very regular shuttle flights to both Glasgow and Edinburgh from London.

Frequent coach transfers are available from each of the two airports to their respective city centres. From there, visitors can access the frequent and reliable train services which run to Stirling from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Edinburgh Airport is a 45 minute drive away, while Glasgow Airport is approximately a 1 hour 20 minute drive to Stirling Court Hotel.



0141 573 3220


February 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
February 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
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Stirlng Court Hotel
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