Kadampa Buddhism

New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

JANUARY RETREATS IN NY STATE

January is retreat month for many Kadampa centers, including IRCs and major KMCs. Some organise retreats for the whole month, with the option to do shorter periods if you wish.

RETREATING AT KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTER NEW YORK

Here we feature the Winter Retreat at KMC New York in the idyllic setting of the Catskill Mountains. The center was blessed and opened by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 2006,

The center has many years experience providing retreats of different types for all levels of practitioner, and has established a formidable reputation as a qualified retreat center.

In particular the Resident Teacher Gen Samten Kelsang, a senior disciple of Venerable Geshe-la with more than 30 years experience, is widely respected and deeply admired as an accomplished meditator and retreat leader.

TEN RETREATS IN ONE
January 2019 the center offers ten weeks of retreat on The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The Oral Instructions are a blessed wisdom lineage transmitted from Manjushri and passed through the centuries to our Spiritual Guide.

Each individual week can be enjoyed as a stand-alone retreat, so you can choose:

A weekend - A taste of retreat
One or more weeks - Deepen your experience
The whole ten weeks - Immerse yourself

Each retreat will be led by Gen Samten.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

  • Developing renunciation • Jan 11–17
  • Compassion & wisdom • Jan 18–24
  • Going for refuge • Jan 25–31
  • Vajrasattva • Feb 1–7
  • Mandala offering • Feb 8–14
  • Guru yoga • feb 15–21
  • Tranquil abiding • Feb 22–28
  • Superior seeing • Mar 1–7
  • The eleven yogas • Mar 8–14
  • Completion stage • Mar 15–21

ENJOY THE SILENCE
For the first 6 weeks participants will observe silence throughout the property from waking until lunch. The last 4 weeks of retreat will be in complete silence.

MORE INFORMATION & BOOKING
Visit kadampanewyork.org/retreats/international-winter-retreats/find-your-retreat for more information and booking.