2020 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL

Summer Festival

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.

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 2020 Summer Festival.

Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Thornby

Aug 10 – 14

Pure and Peaceful Life

with Gen Kelsang Samten, Resident Teacher at KMC New York

This retreat with Gen Samten from KMC New York will explore how we can take Buddha’s teachings into our hearts as personal advice, making our whole lives into the Buddhist way of loving kindness.

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Tharpaland KMC, Germany

Aug 9 – 15

Training in the two Bodhichittas – The Extraordinary Practice of Exchanging Self with Others

with Kadam Morten Clausen, Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City.

Practical meditations from the Kadam Lojong tradition that are powerful, simple and life-changing. The emphasis of this retreat is on training in equaling and exchanging the self with others — a particularly powerful method for nurturing our pure, loving heart. Bodhichitta — the actual path to the peace of enlightenment — is the natural result of this training.

 

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Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico, Albuquerque

Aug 14 – 15

The Joy of Kadampa Life

With Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Resident Teacher of KMC New Mexico

In this weekend retreat, Gen Chokyan will review and guide meditations based on the teachings from the NKT-IKBU International Festival. The two topics that will be covered are “The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness” and “Essential Advice from the Heart”. This is a great opportunity to take these practices deeper into the heart for those who attended the Festival.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Deuachen, Portugal

Aug 10 – 16

Eight Steps to Happiness

with Gen Kelsang Lochani, Resident Teacher of KMC Barcelona

Based on teachings from the Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, Gen Lochani will guide a one-week retreat on the Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness and teachings on the New Eight Steps to Happiness in the beautiful Kadampa Temple in Sintra, Portugal.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Spain, Malaga

Aug 9 – 16

Joyful Path to Deep Inner Peace

with Gen Kelsang Devi, Principal Teacher at IRC Kailash and Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Switzerland

Based on teachings from the Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, Gen Devi will be guiding this retreat, a wonderful opportunity to take the teachings from the festival to heart and to deepen our understanding and familiarity with the practices given.

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Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, York

Aug 9 – 14

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

with Gen Kelsang Rabten, National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia.

Following on from the International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, UK, Gen Kelsang Rabten will lead a retreat based on the teachings and commentaries received at the Festival. This will be a wonderful opportunity to take teachings from the Festival to heart and deepen our understanding and familiarity with the practice in the beautiful and blessed environment of Madhyamaka KMC.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong

Aug 14 – 16

Follow the Advice from Atisha’s Heart and Emulate his Example of Purity and Sincerity
 
with Kadampa Teacher Dianna Lau

In this retreat, we will review and deepen the essential teachings of the Advice from Atisha’s Heart given in the Summer Festival.  This sublime advice encapsulates the way of life of the early Kadampa practitioners, whose example of purity and sincerity we should all try to emulate. This heartfelt and practical guidance helps us transform our ordinary daily life into a joyful path to deep inner peace for our own and others’ benefit.

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Kailash International Retreat Centre, Torbel

Aug 9 – 15

The Buddha’s Way of Loving Kindness

with Gen Kelsang Tonglam, East Asia National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong and Taiwan

Following on from the International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, UK, Gen Kelsang Tonglam will lead a retreat based on the teachings and commentaries received at the Festival. This will be a wonderful opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings and to receive guidance from a highly qualified and experienced teacher in ideal retreat conditions.

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Kadam Dharma International Retreat Centre, Menorca

Aug 16 – 28

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

with Gen Kelsang Togden, Resident Teacher at KMC London and Gen Kelsang Tharpa, Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka KMC (Pocklington)

16-21 August
EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS | Post-festival retreat with Gen Togden

We are delighted to have Gen Kelsang Togden to guide this very special retreat based on the instructions of the book “Training the mind in eight steps”. Join us in this event and deepen your understanding and experience of these precious teachings and empowerments received during the Summer Festival 2020. Learn in a practical way how to bring these precious instructions to heart by contemplating and meditating on them in our Menorca International Retreat Centre.

21-28 August
WISDOM OF MIDDLE WAY | Silent Retreat with Gen Tharpa

Familiarize yourself with the deep meditations that lead us to the wisdom of the middle way by the hand of the International Teacher and Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Tharpa. Take this unique opportunity to deepen in these beautiful instructions received during the Kadampa International Summer Festival. Bring to your heart the wisdom of the middle way in this beautiful silent retreat at our International Retreat Center in Menorca. You can not miss this opportunity!

You can enjoy both retreats with meaningful holidays in the middle, or just one of the two retreats.

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