Post-festival retreats are organised by Kadampa centers around the world after each of the three International Festivals.
Here are some of the retreats planned for after the 2023 Fall Festival:
Oct 13 – 19
with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
Post-Fall Festival retreat at Tara IKRC led by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Retired General Spiritual Director of The New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher of Tara IKRC. In this retreat we will have the opportunity to take the teachings of Fall festival deep into our hearts and connect with Medicine Buddha practice to profoundly heal our mental continuum. Gentleness and kindness will be dispensed during each session with guided meditations on all the stages of Kadam Lamrim. This retreat is suitable for everyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, because everyone needs a peaceful and healthy life.
Oct 20 – 25
Maintaining A Pure Heart
With Gen Kelsang Sangden Gen Sangden is the Resident Teacher of KMC Mexico and the National Spiritual Director of Mexico, Chile, Nicaragua, Colombia and Peru
Gen Sangden will guide meditations and give commentary on the teachings from the Festival on the practices of Medicine Buddha and the Eleven Reversals which show the benefits of Lamrim meditation and are an inspiring measurement of how to progress on the spiritual path.
Oct 13 – 17
Healing from the Heart
with Gen Kelsang Devi, Principal teacher of Kailash IRC and KMC Switzerland
Following the International Fall Festival in Malaga, Spain, Gen Kelsang Devi will guide a retreat based on the teachings and commentaries given. Through relying upon Medicine Buddha with faith we develop a special power of body, speech and mind, which we can then use to help others through healing actions from our heart.
Oct 14 – 18
Healing for our Heart
with Gen Kelsang Ananda, the National Spiritual Director for NKT-IKBU in Germany, Romania and Slovenia.
Retreat on the teachings of the Eleven Reversals, in conjunction with the practice of Medicine Buddha. Through these instructions and the blessings of Medicine Buddha, you can overcome self-centeredness and heal your heart and that of others through the power of your compassion.
Oct 13 – 17
Meditation is Medicine
with Kadam Morten, Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the NKT and Resident Teacher at KMC New York City
Based on teachings from the Fall Festival at Spain KMC, Kadam Morten will guide a 5-days retreat, sharing the explanation of Gen-la Khyenrab of the Eleven Reversals. A completely healthy mind is one that has been freed from “the darkness of ignorance”, which is our distorted perception of the world and others.
Oct 13 – 17
Developing a Pure Heart
With Gen Kelsang Rabten, the National Spiritual Director for Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and Resident Teacher at KMC Australia and KMC Sydney
Based on teachings from the Fall Festival at Malaga KMC, Gen Rabten will guide four days of retreat.
Oct 21 – 23
Living with a Pure Heart
with Gen Kelsang Tonglam, National Spiritual Director of East Asia and Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong
In this post festival retreat, Gen Tonglam will guide meditations and give commentary on the teachings from the International Fall Festival on the Eleven Reversals, the key to gaining actual Dharma realizations. It helps us to find the right in life, and progress along the spiritual path through the practice of Lamrim.
This retreat will be conducted in Cantonese only.
Oct 20 – 22
Healing ourselves through our good heart : The practice of the Medicine Buddha
With Gen Kelsang Chögyan, Resident Teacher at KMC Montreal.
Based on the teachings from Fall Festival in Malaga, Gen Chögyan will be guiding this weekend retreat on the eleven reversals in conjunction with the practice of the Medicine Buddha sadhana. By gaining familiarity with these instructions in meditation and integrating them into our daily lives, we will quickly reverse our normal selfish attitudes and through the power of our love, compassion and wisdom, gain control of our minds.
Oct 15 – 18
Inner Purity Retreat
with Gen Kelsang Pagpa, Resident Teacher at Preston KMC
Gen Kelsang Pagpa will guide this retreat to enable us to reinforce our experience of the Festival teachings.
This short retreat will be based on the teachings from the International NKT-IKBU Fall Festival. Suitable for all levels of experience, this is a perfect opportunity for those who couldn’t attend the festival to receive the benefit of these fresh instructions, or for those who attended to deepen their experience.