Courses & Retreats

6
October
All Day

International Fall Festival 2023

Developing a Pure Heart Empowerment of Medicine Buddha Teaching on The Eleven Reversals with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab October 6  – 12, 2023 – at KMC Spain At the Fall Festival 2023, which will be held October 6-12 at the Temple for World Peace in Málaga Spain, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, ... Read more ...

21
October
All Day

Release Your Peace ~ Day Course

with Rosy McDaniel Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Lancaster Oct 21 2023 Release Your Peace Within the mind of each and every one of us is a deep source of peace and happiness. Often it is hidden or held back by our endless distractions or fears. On this course you can learn how to ... Read more ...

27
October
All Day

Food for Thought

A special night out with a relaxing guided meditation followed by a delicious, home-cooked, vegetarian meal, with recipes from around the world. BOOK NOW ...

27
October
All Day

Refresh and Revive Overnighter

Friday Oct 27 A special night out with a relaxing guided meditation followed by a delicious, home-cooked, vegetarian meal, with recipes from around the world. Saturday Oct 28 Refresh your mind with the morning meditations and revive your energy with woodland walks to the shores of Morecambe Bay. Or make it a weekend break by ... Read more ...

4
November
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Temple’s Day Event

Enjoy a special video presentation of the International Temples Project, taking place in the Kadampa Temple for World Peace. Followed by delicious snacks and drinks to enjoy with the Manjushri KMC community. ...

5
November

Refuge Retreat

November 5 – 12 Refuge Retreat is the first  of the four great preliminary guides that we need to practice if we want to enter into Buddhism and  make progress on our spiritual path to enlightenment. Through training in sincerely going for refuge we enter the gateway to Buddhism; and training in the compassionate mind of bodhichitta we enter the gateway ... Read more ...

11
November
All Day

The Power of Patience ~ Day Retreat

with Kadam Ai Peng McBretney Resident Teacher of Duldzin Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre Nov 11 2023 Patience is an inner strength that enables us to accept and grow from whatever life throws at us. Without cultivating patience we remain vulnerable to anxiety and frustration, and it is difficult for us to maintain peaceful relationships with ... Read more ...

17
November
All Day

Refresh Reset Reconnect ~ Weekend Meditation Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Chitta Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Belfast Nov 17 – 19 2023 Experience a weekend of guided meditations that will help you to refresh and reset, to let go of old unhealthy ways of thinking, and embrace a new optimistic perspective that can help take your life in a new positive ... Read more ...

24
November
All Day

Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering Retreat

Guru Yoga and Mandala offering retreat combines two of the four great preliminary guides that we need to practice if we want to gain Mahamudra realisations – the quick path to enlightenment. We all wish for spiritual realisations, but these depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings. ... Read more ...

1
December
All Day

Supreme Ocean of Infinite Good Fortune ~ Gen-la Dekyong Weekend Course

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong Resident Teacher of Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre Dec 1 – 3 2023 Blessing empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa and teachings on the special Kadampa prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples, including teachings on close retreat. This deeply blessed prayer is at the ... Read more ...

23
December
All Day

Finding Meaning and Purpose in Your Life ~ Christmas Course

with Gen Kelsang Tilopa Dec 23 – 27 2023 Everyone has the wish to be permanently happy and free of problems. Yet few are able to fulfill their wishes. Everyone experiences disappointment, frustration, and other problems without choice. Our uncontrolled desires can leave us exhausted, unfulfilled, and searching for meaning. If we continue like this ... Read more ...

3
January
All Day

Supreme Ocean of Infinite Good Fortune ~ Close Retreat

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong Resident Teacher of Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre Jan 3 – 31 2024 First ever group close retreat collecting 100,000 recitations of our Guru’s name mantra In the Kadampa Temple for World Peace, Manjushri KMC. Join us for the most auspicious and first ever NKT close retreat using the name mantra of ... Read more ...

9
February
All Day

Amitayus Retreat ~ Weekend Retreat

with Jim Belither Feb 9-11 2024 This annual weekend retreat is an opportunity to focus on the meditation practice of Amitayus, the Buddha of Immeasurable Life, which is a special method for increasing our lifespan, wisdom and merit. The retreat will include an Introduction on Friday night and then two days with 3 sessions of ... Read more ...

23
February
All Day

Vajrasattva Retreat

In-depth retreat including four sessions each day. “Buddha taught many different methods to purify non virtuous actions, downfalls and broken commitments but the supreme method is the practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva. This practice is the scientific method to purify our mind and to transform our mind from an impure mind into a ... Read more ...

1
March
All Day

Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri & Geshe-la’s uncommon explanation of How to Meditate

The Wisdom of Meditation Blessing empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri & Unlocking the Priceless Value of Venerable Geshe-la’s uncommon explanation of How to Meditate with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong Resident Teacher of Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre Mar 1 – 3 2024 Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and Kadampa practitioners emphasise training ... Read more ...

15
March
All Day

Healing Breath ~ Weekend Meditation Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Jigme Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre Mar 15 – 17 2024 In short, may I directly and indirectly Offer help and happiness to all my mothers, And secretly take upon myself All their harm and suffering. – Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa The profound practice of Taking and Giving is one of ... Read more ...

23
March
All Day

Staying calm when things go wrong ~ Day Course

with Gen Kelsang Leksang Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Birmingham Mar 23 2024 All of us have to face unwanted situations in our lives. It is very easy to react to these situations by feeling overwhelmed, stressed, upset or angry. In this course we will explore some practical, tried and tested techniques that will ... Read more ...

29
March
All Day

Free Your Mind with Wisdom ~ Weekend Course

with Kadam Lucy James Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Colorado Mar 29 – Apr 1 2024 Do you ever feel as if your mind is crammed full of thoughts you’d rather not be having? Or stuck in painful places, as if your thoughts are thinking you rather than the other way around? Dragging you ... Read more ...

6
April
All Day

NKT Day

Apr 6 2024 The first Saturday in April is set aside to commemorate the founding of NKT–IKBU by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991. The occasion is marked by special events and by pujas and dedications at Kadampa centres worldwide. Prayers are made for the flourishing of Kadam Dharma throughout the world so that all living beings ... Read more ...

13
April
All Day

Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice

Apr 13 – 15 2024 Nyungnay is one of our most precious Kadampa Dharma jewels and as a centre practice it comes around just once a year – on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. We can spend two days with thousand-armed (eleven-faced) Avalokiteshvara – ‘Mahakaruna’ – the nature of our Guru’s great compassion, making exquisite offerings, praises ... Read more ...

3
May
All Day

Family Weekend

with Gen Kelsang Dragden Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Plymouth May 3 – 6 2024 A chance for families to meet, have fun and enjoy a fun weekend with a difference! Using periods of silence and quiet contemplation, all the family can learn to overcome anxiety and other negative minds, and experience the joy ... Read more ...

11
May
All Day

Creating Inner Space ~ Day Retreat

with Kelsang Yeshe May 11 2024 Learn simple, practical meditations to introduce some space into your mind and your life. These meditations will make your mind calm and peaceful so you can become free from stress, tensions and worries. BOOK NOW ...

8
June
All Day

Letting go of negative emotions ~ Day Course

with Kadam Chris Heyes Resident Teacher of Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Leicester Jun 8 2024 Our negative thoughts and feelings hold us back from enjoying our life. In this course we will explore Buddhist techniques for letting them go and improving the quality of our life. BOOK NOW ...

5
July
All Day

Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering Retreat

Guru Yoga and Mandala offering retreat combines two of the four great preliminary guides that we need to practice if we want to gain Mahamudra realisations – the quick path to enlightenment. We all wish for spiritual realisations, but these depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings. ... Read more ...

23
August
All Day

Ocean of Peace ~ Summer Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Tubchen Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Aberdeen Aug 23 – 26 2024 Join this long weekend meditation retreat to explore the themes of mental peace, concentration & tranquility. In our busy modern world it takes a conscious decision to calm the mind, limit our distracting thoughts, and find peace. Through engaging ... Read more ...

30
August
All Day

Kadam Lamrim Retreat

Lamrim meditations help us to solve the problems of daily life and maintain a calm and happy mind all the time. Eventually we can attain permanent freedom from the inner causes of all worry and problems and help others to do the same. Lamrim is the very essence of Buddha’s teachings and is very practical ... Read more ...

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