2020 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL
May 29 – Jun 3
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 29 – 31
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.
May 29 – 31
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 28 – Jun 3
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 29 – Jun 3
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 28 – 31
Finding Peace through Wisdom
Retreat on the self-generation practice of Buddha Prajnaparamita with Paul Jenkins Resident Teacher of Tara KMC in Derbyshire
1st – 3rd June
The peace and beauty of Tara KMC provide the ideal conditions for engaging in retreat immediately after receiving the teachings and blessings of the International Kadampa Festival.
This retreat is guided by Paul Jenkins, Resident Teacher at Tara KMC and will be based on the teachings given at the International Spring Festival. Paul has been a dedicated student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and teacher of Kadampa Buddhism for over 30 years. He is known for the clarity and warmth of his teachings
**International guests please note that additional nights can be added to your stay to assist your travel arrangments. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. **
May 28 – 31
Dissolving Obstacles with Wisdom
with Gen Kelsang Togden, Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka KMC
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 Spring 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.