YEAR OF RETREATS AT A GLANCE

To help you plan ahead, each year at Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre we organise a programme of six annual retreats – this means that the timing and duration of these events will be similar each year. For 2021 the dates of the retreats and some details are shown below.

Six Annual Retreats: The 4-6 week Winter Retreat starts close to the beginning of January. Around Easter we have a 1 week Easter Empowerment & Retreat. After the NKT International Spring Festival, in July we begin a 3 week Wisdom Retreat which concludes before the NKT International Summer Festival. After the NKT International Summer Festival we have a 1 week Late Summer Retreat. The 1 week Autumn Retreat follows the UK Dharma Celebration.  We end our year of retreats with a 1 week Late Autumn Retreat which follows the NKT International Fall Festival

  • JANUARY
    ‘Winter Retreat’
    [January to mid-February 4 – 6 weeks]

    ‘The Path to Happiness: Lamrim’ Retreat with Gen Losang
    Week 1: Sat 2 – 7 January 2021
    Week 2: Sat 9 – 14 January 2021

    ‘The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra’ Retreat with Gen Losang
    Week 1: Sun 17 – 22 January 2021
    Week 2: Sun 24 – 29 January 2021

  • FEBRUARY
    ‘Winter Retreat’
    [January to mid-February 4 – 6 weeks]

    No retreats planned for February 2021

  • MARCH
    ‘Easter Empowerment & Retreat’
    [March or April – 1 week]

    ‘Avalokiteshvara Empowerment Weekend’ & ‘Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times’ Retreat with Gen Losang Fri 26 March – 2 April 2021

  • APRIL
    ‘Easter Empowerment & Retreat’
    [March or April – 1 week]
  • MAY

  • JUNE
    Post International Spring Festival: ‘A Life of Great Meaning’ Retreat with Gen-la Khyenrab, Fri 4 June – 10 June 2021
  • JULY

    ‘The Wisdom that Sets Us Free’ International Retreat with Gen Losang [3 Weeks]
    Week 1: Fri 9 July – Thu 15 July 2021
    Week 2: Fri 16 July – Thu 22 July 2021
    Week 3: Fri 23 July – Thu 29 July 2021

  • AUGUST
    ‘Late Summer Retreat’
    [mid-August – 1 week]

    Post International Summer Festival: ‘A Blissful Awakening’ Retreat with Resident Teacher Gen Losang Kelsang, Sun 15 – 21 August 2021

  • SEPTEMBER

  • OCTOBER
  • NOVEMBER
    ‘Late Autumn Retreat’
    [November or early December – 1 week]

  • DECEMBER
    ‘Late Autumn Retreat’
    [November or early December – 1 week]

    Post International Fall Festival: ‘The Supreme Secret of Great Bliss’ Retreat with Gen-la Thubten, Fri 3 – 9 December 2021

Our annual retreat programme includes a post festival retreat following each of the three International Festivals. 

“When shall I withdraw into the forest and live among trees, with birds and deer who say nothing unpleasant but are joy to live with.”

Shantideva