2018 NKT-IKBU International

Summer Festival

JUL 27 – AUG 11   ·   Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK

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Post Summer Festival Retreats

Following the Summer Festival, many Kadampa Meditation Centres and some International Retreat Centres will be offering post-festival retreats. For more information follow the links below.

Tharpaland International Retreat Centre, Germany

Aug 12 – 19

Attaining Complete Purity
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Resident Teacher of International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, Arizona and Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT
Following on from the International Summer Festival in Manjushri KMC, England, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa will lead this retreat based on the commentary to the practices of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini. This is a rare opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings and to receive guidance from a highly qualified and experienced practitioner. An opportunity to progress along the blissful path to enlightenment with Gen-la Jampa in the perfect conditions of silent retreat. This retreat is open to those with a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment.

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Kadampa Meditation Center Tampa Bay, Florida

Aug 17 – 19

Getting Results from Your Meditation
with Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Resident Teacher of KMC Tampa Bay
Kadampa Buddhist meditation focuses on using Buddha’s instructions in a practical way to solve daily problems. In the step by step meditation approach called “Lamrim,” you will learn how to effectively changed your daily life experience from unhappiness to happiness. Especially with Buddha’s Tantric instructions, you will learn how to make this positive change very quickly. Based on the Lamrim teachings given at Summer Festival.

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Mahakaruna Kadampa Meditation Center, Barcelona

Aug 17 – 23

Lamrim, the Stages of the Path – New Essense of Vajrayana
with Gen Kelsang Rabjor, Resident Teacher at KMC Barcelona
The New Essence of Vajrayana is a condensed Buddha Heruka practice that we can easily integrate into our daily lives. This retreat guided by Gen Rabjor is an opportunity to engage in Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s precious new presentation of Heruka Body Mandala Self-Generation Practice according to the Ganden Oral Instruction.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Deuachen, Portugal

Aug 13 – 19

A BLISSFUL PATH – Post Summer Festival Retreat
with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, Principal Teacher for Scotland and Retired Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU

A rare opportunity to enjoy one week to deepen our understanding of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices, the very  essence of Buddha’s teachings. This retreat will emphasize the development of personal experience of these blissful practices to then bring them to our daily lives.

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Kadampa Meditation Center Brazil

Aug 20 – 26

Post Summer Festival Retreat
Renew your  Highest Yoga Tantra Practice
with Gen Kelsang Togden,  Resident Teacher of KMC Brazil 
Take this opportunity to renew your Vajrayogini or Heruka practice. This will be a weekend of key teachings and practices presented by Gen Togden based on the Summer Festival 2018. For practitioners of all levels who have the empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Spain, Malaga

Aug 12 – 18

Blissful Wisdom
Kadam Morten Clausen is the Resident Teacher at KMC New York City and Eastern US National Spiritual Director
A wonderful opportunity to spend a week deepening our understanding of the profound Highest Yoga Tantra practices. The retreat will emphasize on gaining heartfelt experience of these sublime practices so that we can integrate them into our daily life. The retreat will include periods of silence.

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Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, York

Aug 12 – 17

Become Bliss & Emptiness
Gen Kelsang Devi, Resident Teacher at Tharpaland IRC
Madhyamaka KMC is the very first centre to be established by Venerable Geshe-la, and the blessed environment is the perfect location to take the teachings from Summer Festival into our heart. Coaches provided between Manjushri – Madhyamaka at the beginning of the retreat, and from Madhyamaka – Manchester Airport at the end of the retreat.

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Kadampa Meditation Center Mexico, Mexico City

Aug 18 – 19

Dakini Land
Kelsang Sangton, Resident Teacher at KMC Colombia
When we purify our mind completely our world, our self and our enjoyments are purified completely. Then we become an enlightened being abiding in Dakini Land.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong

Aug 17 – 19

Blissful Wisdom
Gen Kelsang Tonglam, National Spiritual Director for East Asia and Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong and KMC Taiwan
After receiving the Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments, we have the opportunity to relish the essential teachings from the Summer Festival by practising them together and learn to apply them to, and strengthen our daily practice. Teachings in Cantonese with English and Mandarin translation

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Kadampa Meditation Center Washington, Seattle

Aug 17 – 19

The Essence of Secret Mantra
with Gen Kelsang Khedrub, Resident Teacher at KMC Washington
Based on the teachings at the International Summer Festival, this weekend retreat will focus on the essential practices of Vajrayogini and Heruka Tantra. The Friday evening session is a special Introduction to Tantra that is open to everyone. The weekend sessions are for those who have already received an empowerment of Heruka and Vajrayogini.

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Kailash International Retreat Centre, Torbel

Aug 12 – 18

The Liberation of Great Bliss

With Gen-la Kelsang Thubten Special Teacher Training Program Teacher at Manjushri KMC

Meditations on the generation stage and  completion stage of Venerable Vajrayogini. On this retreat Gen-la Thubten will lead meditations on the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Venerable Vajrayogini that lead to  the experience of indivisible great bliss and emptiness.The retreat is suitable for all levels and is open to anyone who has received the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment of Vajrayogini.

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Kadampa Meditation Center New York, Glen Spey

Aug 17 – 20

Beyond Ordinary
Gen Kelsang Sangden, Resident Teacher at KMC Mexico and National Spiritual Director of Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Nicaragua
Based on the lineage blessings from the 2018 Summer Festival Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini, Gen Sangden will guide us along the quick path to Keajra Pure Land, the world beyond suffering and ordinary appearances.

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Kadam Dharma International Retreat Centre, Menorca

Aug 13 – 31

Pathway to the Pure Land
Gen Kelsang Samten, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York / Gen Kelsang Tharpa, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Spain
This will be a silent retreats divided in two parts, teachings on self-generation and completion stage practices.To attend this retreats is necessary to have received Heruka and Vajrayogini empowerments.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, Monbulk

Aug 24 – 28

Summer Festival Review & Retreat
with Gen Kelsang Drolkyi Resident Teacher at KMC Singapore and Gen Kelsang Dornying (Resident Teacher at KMC Australia
On this weekend course, Gen Drolkyi will share the Lamrim teachings given at the NKT International Summer Festival, revealing how to meditate on and practice all the stages of the path to enlightenment in our busy, modern lives. After this course will follow a Tantric retreat: an opportunity to practice the actual method for completing the path to everlasting happiness.

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