2020 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL
Post Festival Retreats
The three International Festivals are precious opportunities to receive teachings and empowerments from the Gen-las, and this experience is greatly enhanced if we can spend some time after the Festival in retreat improving our understanding of the teachings and taking their meaning to heart.
Here you can find information about Post Festival Retreats following the Fall Festival 2020:
Oct 9 – 13
with Gen Kelsang Tonglam, National Spiritual Director for East Asia and the Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong and KMC Taiwan.
Mix your mind with the sublime bliss of Vajrayogini’s enlightened wisdom, dissolving ordinary appearance and conception, to make your meaningful holiday truly an experience of the heart. After the International Fall Festival in Brisbane, make your way to Sydney, Australia’s iconic harbour city. The retreat will be held at KMC Sydney near the centre of the city, and the timetable will include plenty of time to enjoy Sydney’s vibrancy and natural beauty.
Oct 10 – 16
Vajrayogini Mountain Retreat
Gen Kelsang Dornying – Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne
Guided by Gen Dornying, this post-Festival retreat will take us step-by-step through ‘Quick Path to Great Bliss’. Feel blissful and rejuvenated on this magical and meaningful holiday.
Oct 10 – 15
The Sublime Meditations of Buddha Heruka
Gen Kelsang Rabten – NSD of New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia
The sublime meditations of the Heruka Body Mandala enable us to swiftly transform our ordinary world and experiences into those of a Buddha, a fully enlightened being. This retreat is a rare opportunity to gain experience of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Buddha Heruka under the guidance of an experienced teacher. By becoming familiar with these meditations you will gain confidence in your ability to become an enlightened person and bring happiness and benefit to everyone.
Oct 16 – 22
Friday, 16 October – Thursday, 22 October
Oct 9 – 16
Abiding in Bliss
With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada.
Following the International Fall Festival, to be held in Brisbane, Australia in 2020, Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane will be holding a special guided Vajrayogini retreat with Visiting Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. This retreat will provide the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the 11 Yogas of Vajrayogini so that we can consolidate the understandings gained at the Fall Festival.
Oct 16 – 20
The Liberating Yogas
with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten, International Teacher and International Director of Kadampa Internet
Based on teachings at the Fall Festival in Brisbane. This retreat is a rare opportunity to gain experience of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Buddha Vajrayogini. We will gain confidence in our ability to transform our lives through the eleven yogas, become an enlightened person and bring happiness and benefit to everyone.
Oct 31 – Nov 10
The New Essence of Vajrayana, The Bliss of Compassion – 10-Day Silent Heruka Retreat
with Gen Kelsang Devi, Resident Teacher of Kailash IRC and KMC Switzerland
Following on from the teachings on Tantra at the International Fall Festival in Brisbane, go deeper with your practice and take this priceless opportunity to engage in Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s precious presentation of Heruka Body Mandala Self-Generation Practice according to the Oral Instructions of the Ganden Lineage within the prayer booklet ‘New Essence of Vajrayana’.