2019 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL
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.
Post-festival retreats are organised by Kadampa centers around the world after each of the three International Festivals. See below for details of retreats following the 2019 Spring Festival.
Post Spring Festival retreats, 2019
May 31 – Jun 5
A pure mind, a pure world
with Kadam Morten Clausen, National Spiritual Director of NTK in the Eastern United States and the teacher of the Kadampa Meditation Center in New York City and the Kadampa Bodh Gaya Buddhist Center in Bayside, Queens.
Based on the teaching from the International Kadampa Spring Festival at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, during the week-end (Friday to Monday) Kadam Morten will give instructions open to everybody on the practice of purification, including an introduction to the four opposition powers. He will highlight the experience of the pure and limitless nature of our mind, which is essential for this practice. From Monday to Wednesday the instructions received during the weekend will be applied to the practice of Vajrassattva, including self-generation. It is necessary to have received the blessing empowerments of Vajrassattva’s or the Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini to attend this second part.
May 31 – Jun 2
Pure mind, pure life
with Gen Kelsang Sangden NKT National Spiritual Director of Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Nicaragua.
Based on teachings from the Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC, Gen Sangden will guide a weekend retreat, integrating Buddha’s profound tantric purification practice. The meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva is the most powerful practice of purification, and a quick method to attain future happiness and spiritual realisations.
Jun 8 – 10
Spring Festival Review & Retreat
with Gen Kelsang Dornying Resident Teacher at KMC Australia
On this weekend course and retreat, based on the teachings given at the NKT International
Spring Festival in the UK, Gen Dornying will share the teachings on how to remove negative
karma through purification practice. Purifying the mind in this way is the real method for
solving problems and the actual path to a pure world.
May 31 – Jun 2
True happiness from within
with Gen Dornying, Resident Teacher at KMC Australia
Gen Kelsang Dornying will be visiting from KMC Australia to guide this retreat on the Vajrasattva practice, a method to purify negative potentials and free ourselves from the burden of the past.
May 30 – Jun 5
Enjoying Everything as Pure
with Gen Losang Kelsang, Resident Teacher at KMC Switzerland
In this Retreat we train in powerful tantric technology to transform our limited and painful state of mind into complete purity, freedom an joy.By receiving the blessings of Buddha Vajrasattva continually we gradually transform our impure being, world and enjoyments into the blissful experience of a Buddha.
May 30 – Jun 1
Vajrasattva – A Profound Purification Practice – Silent Retreat
with Kadam Bridget Heyes, UK National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher of Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Northants.
Following on from the International Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC, England, Kadam Bridget Heyes will lead a retreat in Tharpaland based on the teachings at the festival. Through meditating on these profound teachings we can receive powerful blessings from Buddha Vajrasattva enabling us to purify and transform our mind to fulfil our potential for complete enlightenment. An opportunity to deepen our experience and understanding of a scientific method to purify our mind using Tantric technology with Kadam Bridget in the perfect conditions of silent retreat.
May 31 – Jun 5
Pure Mind, Pure Life
Gen Kelsang Tonglam Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong, Kadampa Meditation Centre Taiwan and NSD for East Asia
Based on teachings from the Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC, Gen Kelsang Tonglam will guide meditations on purifying the mind of all negativity. In particular we will be gaining practical experience of Vajrasattva meditation, through which we can purify and release our mind from all its negativity. Through this practice we will find we will naturally become happier, our mind more flexible, and that our meditation practice in general will become more effective.
May 30 – Jun 2
Complete Purity – Realising Our Potential
with Gen Kelsang Rigpa, National Spiritual Director for Western USA and the Resident Teacher at KMC Hollywood.
In this guided retreat Gen Rigpa will lead us through all the essential practices explained during the International Spring Festival. Through Vajrasattva practice we can heal our mind, free ourselves from negative habits and realise our inner potential.