Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka

2019 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 2019 Summer Festival.

Post Summer Festival retreats, 2019

Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Thornby

Aug 13 – 16

Entering the heart
With Gen Devi, Principal Teacher at KMC Switzerland and Kailash IRC

This retreat on the oral instructions of Mahamudra will be led by Gen Devi, Principal Teacher at KMC Switzerland and Kailash IRC. Her long retreat experience will help lead us into the depths of this practice.

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Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre

Aug 11 – 16

Healing our mind; Transforming our world

with Gen Kelsang Dornying, Resident Teacher of KMC Australia

Based on the teachings given by Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Jampa at the International Summer Festival, this retreat will enable us to take the precious Mahamudra instructions to heart through qualified meditation retreat.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Brisbane

Aug 23 – 25

Mindfulness, Meditation & Mahamudra – Post Summer Festival Retreat

With Gen Kelsang Rabten, National Spiritual Director for Kadampa
Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia and Resident
Teacher of KMC Brisbane.

Following on from the International Summer Festival, Gen Kelsang
Rabten will guide this meditation retreat based on the commentary to
the practices of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra. This is a special
opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings and take them
into our heart.

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Tharpaland KMC, Germany

Aug 11 – 16

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra – Silent Retreat with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada

Following on from the International Summer Festival in Manjushri KMC, England, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will lead this retreat based on the commentary to the practices of ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’. This is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings and to receive guidence from a highly qualified and experienced practitioner. An opportunity to progress along the blissful path to enlightenment with Gen-la Khyenrab in the perfect conditions of silent retreat.

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Mahakaruna Kadampa Meditation Center, Barcelona

Aug 11 – 15

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

Post-Summer Festival Retreat with Gen Kelsang Rigden, Resident Teacher at KMC Deuachen Portugal

In this retreat we are going to emphasize on the meditations explained in the Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra transmitted during the International Summer Festival. The most sublime teachings of Buddha will be presented in a way that is easy to understand and practice.

The retreat will be held in an extremely beautiful and blessed environment and offers a nice opportunity to go deeper in your meditation and experience the stillness and clarity of your mind.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Deuachen, Portugal

Aug 12 – 18

The True Essence of Buddha’s Teachings

with Gen Rabjor, Resident Teacher of KMC Seville, Spain

Shortly after the International Summer Festival at KMC Manjushri, England, Gen Rabjor will lead this meditation retreat based on the commentary to the practices of ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’.
This is an opportunity to deepen our understanding under the guidance of a qualified and experienced teacher. We will progress happily along the spiritual path, under the perfect conditions offered by the Kadampa Temple in Sintra, Portugal.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, Monbulk

Aug 30 – Sep 3

Summer Festival Review & Retreat
Gen Kelsang Drolkyi – RT at KMC Singapore & Gen Kelsang Dornying – RT
at KMC Australia

An essential review of the NKT International Summer Festival with Gen
Kelsang Drolkyi, based on Geshe Kelsang’s book, The Oral Instructions
of Mahamudra, learn everything from the initial preliminary practices
of Mahamudra to the final completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra – the complete path to
enlightenment.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Spain, Malaga

Aug 11 – 18

Training in the oral instructions of Mahamudra
with Kadam Morten Clausen, Eastern US National Spiritual Director of
the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher at the Kadampa
Meditation Center New York

Develop experience of the precious teachings of the Summer Festival on
the Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra, guided by Kadam Morten at KMC
Spain, an ideal, beautiful and blessed environment.

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Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, York

Aug 11 – 16

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
with Gen Kelsang Rabten, Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia
 
Based on teachings from the Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, Gen Rabten will guide this meditation retreat on the very essence of Mahamudra.  These instructions are very special and engaging in retreat following the teaching helps us to take them deeper into our hearts.

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Kadampa Meditation Center Mexico, Mexico City

Aug 16 – 18

Infinite Bliss
with Gen Kelsang Togden, National Spiritual Director of Brazil and
Resident Teacher of KMC Brazil

In this retreat we will contemplate and meditate on the teachings
received at the Kadampa International Summer Festival 2019 on the oral
instructions of mahamudra. These instructions reveal the complete path
to attaining full enlightenment in this life.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong

Aug 16 – 19

Training in the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

Kadampa Teacher, Dianna Lau, will guide a weekend retreat based on the
teachings given by Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Jampa during the Summer
Festival. We have a precious opportunity to learn how to prepare the
mind for Mahamudra meditation, and then engage in the profound
practice of completion stage in order to accomplish the real meaning
of human life.

Teaching in Cantonese with English and Mandarin translation

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Kailash International Retreat Centre, Torbel

Aug 11 – 17

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
with Gen Kelsang Kunsang, Resident Teacher at KMC Edinburgh, National
Spiritual Director of Switzerland, Italy and Austria and retired
Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU

Following on from the International Summer Festival in Manjushri KMC,
England, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will lead this retreat based on the
commentary to the practices of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
which she has received personally in 2015 from Venerable Geshe Kelsang
Gyatso. This is a special opportunity to deepen our understanding of
the teachings in our heart by receiving guidance from a highly
qualified and experienced practitioner. In this way we progress along
the blissful path to enlightenment with Gen-la Kunsang in the perfect
conditions in the mountains of Switzerland.

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Kadam Dharma International Retreat Centre, Menorca

Aug 12 – 18

Post Summer Festival Retreat
with Gen Kelsang Tonglam, East Asia National Spiritual Director and
Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong

We are delighted to have Gen Kelsang Toglam to guide this Post-Summer
Festival Retreat here at Menorca IRC. In this retreat we will have the
precious oportunity to deepen our understanding of the wonderful
teachings received during the Summer Festival.

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Kadampa Meditation Center Florida

Aug 16 – 18

Accomplishing The Real Meaning of Human Life Retreat – Post Summer Festival Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Demo the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC

Following on from the International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC, England, Gen Kelsang Demo will lead this meditation retreat based on the commentary to the practices of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra. This is a special opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings in our heart by receiving guidance from a qualified senior practitioner. In this way we progress along the blissful path to enlightenment with Gen Demo in the perfect conditions of an oasis of peace within the City of Sarasota, Florida.

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