Post Summer Festival Retreat

On this retreat, in the peaceful setting of Tara KMC, Gen Dornying will be guiding us through the meditations contained in Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s latest book ‘How to Transform Your Life’.
Take the opportunity to receive advice on how to practice meditation in daily life, freeing us from negative emotions and bringing happiness to our everyday lives.
Gen Kelsang Dornying is the Resident Teacher of both Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne. He has been teaching Kadam Dharma in Australia for over 10 years. He is an inspiring and light-hearted teacher of modern Buddhism who makes Buddha’s teachings clear, accessible, and applicable to modern life.

This retreat is open to everyone.


Sunday – 6th August

  •    7.00pm – Introduction

        Monday 7th to Friday 11th

  •     Session 1 – 9.15am – 10.30am
  •     Session 2 – 11.30am – 12.45pm
  •     Session 3 – 3.30pm – 4.45pm
  •     WFJ         – 7.30pm


Families enjoy their own dining, lounge and residential area (with a separate quiet lounge for retreaters). If non – residential please arrive with your child at 8.50am, the mini bus will leave at 9am and return around 5 -5.30pm. Please do equip your child with appropriate clothing for all weather.

Diary of Activities:

Monday – Adventure World

Tuesday – Rock Climbing

Wednesday – Markeaton Park, BBQ and Trampolining

Thursday – Waterworld

Friday – Canoeing


How to book

Please select options for each individual. For example:

To book for one adult to stay residential in a single room for the week select:

  • Single Room (includes accommodation, retreat & meals) for £168

To book for one adult to camp for the week select:

  • Adult Camping (includes camping pitch, retreat & meals) for £78

To book for one adult to attend non-residential for the week select:

  • Non-Residential Full Retreat (includes retreat, lunch & evening meal) for £60

To book for a single day of the retreat select

Day Retreat with lunch for £17

Day Retreat with no lunch for £12