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13 July 2022

2022 Post Summer Festival Retreats

Have you booked yours?

The experience of an International Festival is greatly enhanced if we can spend some time afterwards in retreat improving our understanding of the teachings and taking their meaning to heart.

After every International Festival, various Kadampa centers around the world organise post-festival retreats. As you can see from the list below, there are many opportunities after this year's Summer Festival to engage in such retreats.

If you have not already done so, book now for the Festival.

KMC London, Morden

Aug 19 – 21

Journey into the Heart

with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre, Toronto

During this weekend retreat, international guest teacher Gen-la Khyenrab will give clear and inspiring teachings on laying the foundations and practice of Mahamudra meditation.

Kailash International Retreat Centre, Torbel

Aug 14 – 20

Clear Light of Bliss – Vajrayana Mahamudra Practices

with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten, International Kadampa Internet Director

Based on the International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, UK, Following on from the International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, UK, Gen-la Kelsang Thubten will guide a retreat based on the teachings and commentaries given. We will gain familiarity, through meditation and contemplation, of the profound Tantric practices of Vajrayana Mahamudra and how we can develop and extend our compassion to all living beings and draw closer to enlightenment ourself.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Spain, Malaga

Aug 14 – 21

Clear Light of Bliss

With Kadam Morten, National Spiritual Director of Eastern USA and Resident Teacher of KMC New York City.

After the International Summer Festival 2022, Kadam Morten will guide a week retreat based on the transmission of the book Clear Light of Bliss received at the Festival by Gen-la Khyenrab and Gen-la Jampa.

Kadam Dharma International Retreat Centre, Menorca

Aug 15 – 30

POST SUMMER FESTIVAL RETREAT – CLEAR LIGHT OF BLISS 1

with Gen Kelsang Ananda the Resident Teacher at  Kadampa Meditation Center  Berlin  and the Kadampa Meditation Center Tharpaland , as well as National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition for Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia.

In an ideal environment you will be able to delve into the teachings of the first week of the summer festival that Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will give. Come to meditate on this precious spiritual path that Buddha gives us with his immense kindness and wisdom.

15th to 20th of August 2022

https://meditaenmenorca.org/en/post-summer-festival-retreat-with-gen-ananda/

POST SUMMER FESTIVAL RETREAT – CLEAR LIGHT OF BLISS 2

with Gen Kelsang Chodor the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center London

In an ideal environment such as that of the magical island of Menorca, come and deepen your understanding of the precious teachings that Gen-la Kelsang Jampa will give at the Summer Festival. Retreat based on the book Clear Light of Bliss, which explains how through the instructions of Mahamudra we can achieve enlightenment.

25th to 30th of August 2022

https://meditaenmenorca.org/en/summer-retreat-with-gen-chodor/

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC

Aug 26 – 28

Post Summer Festival Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Demo, Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC and the Midwest National Spiritual Director.

During this Post Festival retreat Gen Kelsang Demo will guide meditations on the special instructions shared at the recent Summer Festival in England based on the book Clear Light of Bliss. These very blessed instructions come from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and include training in Mahamudra meditation practices that we can use to transform our very subtle mind into the clear light of bliss, the actual quick path to enlightenment.

Online (includes replay until 11:59 EDT September 7th) and In Person registration available.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong

Aug 26 – 28

Clear Light of Bliss

with Gen Kelsang Tonglam, National Spiritual Director for East Asia and the Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong and Taiwan

On this retreat Gen Tonglam will guide the profound Tantric practices of Vajrayana Mahamudra based on the teachings and commentaries given in the International Summer Festival 2022. It will be an excellent opportunity to gain familiarity, through meditation and contemplation, deepen our understanding and insight of the extraordinary practices of Mahamudra stemming from Je Tsongkhapa’s Ganden Oral Lineage.

Teaching in Cantonese only.

Tharpaland KMC, Germany

Aug 14 – 19

Clear Light of Bliss

Essential Tantric Meditations with Gen Kelsang Rabten, Resident Teacher at KMC Leeds

Based on the special instructions on the Ven Geshe Kelang Gyatso’ tantric meditation manual “Clear Light of Bliss” and the teachings received at the International Summer Festival, this retreat gives you the great and rare opportunity to get a real taste of some of the core tantric meditations of Kadampa Buddhism: the uncommon Mahamudra practices that come from Je Tsongkhapa’s Ganden Oral Lineage.

Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, Pocklington

Aug 14 – 19

Clear Light of Bliss: Post International Summer Festival

Gen Kelsang Devi is the Resident Teacher of Kailash International Retreat Center

Following on from the International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, Gen Kelsang Devi will guide a retreat based on the teachings and commentaries given. We will gain familiarity, through meditation and contemplation, of the profound Tantric practices of Vajrayana Mahamudra and how we can develop and extend our compassion to all living beings and draw closer to enlightenment ourself.

Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Thornby Hall

Aug 15 – 18

The Clear Light Mind

with Kadam Adam Starr, Resident Teacher at KMC Dublin

Gain some practical experience of the profound meditations on the nature of the mind, which lead to the development of great bliss. Kadam Adam from KMC Dublin will use his many years of experience to lead us to a deep understanding of our own potential.

Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre, Derby

Aug 14 – 20

Clear Light of Bliss Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Lekma, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Southampton

This retreat will allow practitioners to gain some experience of the extraordinary Mahamudra meditations that guide us to transforming our very subtle mind into the clear light of bliss, which is the actual inner path to our potential, full enlightenment.

Mahakaruna Kadampa Meditation Center, Monserrat

Aug 13 – 17

Inner Light of Wisdom

With Gen Kelsang Dargyay, Resident Teacher at KMC Menorca

This retreat is an inner journey that takes you into the clear and boundless nature of your own mind, and helps you to experience clarity and inner peace. Simple but profound guided meditations, that will open you to a new inner world, to develop the ability to understand and control your own mind.

Kadampa Meditation Center Mexico, Mexico City

Aug 19 – 21

Clear Light of Bliss: the direct path to enlightenment

with Gen Kelsang Namdrol, resident teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Colombia

Based on teachings from the Summer Festival at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre.

Kadampa Meditation Center Madrid

August 15 - 20

THE CLEAR LIGHT OF JOY

with Gen Kelsang Rigden, Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Deuachen Meditation Center in Sintra

Based on the International Summer Festival held at the KMC Manjushri in the UK.

After the International Summer Festival, Gen Kelsang Rigden will lead a retreat based on the teachings and comments given at the festival, in order to familiarize ourselves, through meditation and contemplation, with the profound Tantric practices of Mahamudra.
In this way we can develop and extend our compassion to all sentient beings and thus come closer to enlightenment.

This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen what was learned during the festival from the beautiful mountains of Madrid.

We will delve into the hand of this wonderful and much loved meditation master in tantric methods that will help us generate a deeply peaceful mind through the use of the subtle winds of our body.