YEAR OF RETREATS & EVENTS AT A GLANCE

To help you plan ahead, each year at Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre we organise a programme of Six International Retreats – this means that the timing and duration of these events will be similar each year. For 2022-23 the dates of the retreats and some details are shown below.

Six International Retreats: The 6-week Winter Retreat starts on the first week of January. During Easter we have a 1-week Easter Retreat. After the NKT International Spring Festival, we hold a 1-week Post Spring Festival Retreat with a guest Teacher. In July we begin a 3-week Summer Retreat which concludes just before the NKT International Summer Festival. After the Summer Festival we hold a 1-week Post Summer Festival Retreat with a guest Teacher. At the end of the year after the NKT International Fall Festival we hold a 1-week Post Fall Festival Retreat with a guest Teacher.

  • SEPTEMBER
    ‘UK Dharma Celebration’
    At Nagarjuna KMC
    [Weekend Event]
    23rd-26th September
    with Kadam Bridget Heyes.

    ‘Learn All About How To Meditate’
    [Weekend Retreat]
    30th Sep – 2nd Oct
    with Kelsang Pagma & Kelsang Dema.

  • OCTOBER
    ‘Fall Festival 2022 Screening’
    [1-Week Festival]
    16th-21st October

    ‘Post Fall Festival Retreat: The Very Heart of Kadam Dharma’
    [1-Week Retreat]
    22nd-28th October
    with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten.

  • NOVEMBER

    ‘Learn To Meditate’
    [Half Day Course]
    5th November
    with Kadampa Teacher Sam Healey.

    ‘Vajrasattva Purification Retreat’
    [Weekend Retreat]
    11th-13th November
    with Resident Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

    ‘The Four Noble Truths’
    [Weekend Course]
    25th-27th November
    with Kadam Bridget Heyes.

  • DECEMBER
    ‘Learn To Meditate’
    [Half Day Course]
    10th December
    with Kadampa Teacher Debbie Mason.

    ‘Beyond Words – Glimpses of Emptiness’
    [Half Day Course]
    17th December with optional Christmas Lunch
    with Resident Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

  • JANUARY 2023
    ‘Winter Retreat 2023: Counting Retreat of Guru Sumati Budddha Heruka Together with Instructions From The Kadam Emanation Scripture’
    [6-Week Retreat]
    3rd Jan – 13th Feb (1-week bookings available)
    with Resident Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

  • FEBRUARY 2023
    ‘Winter Retreat 2023: Counting Retreat of Guru Sumati Budddha Heruka Together with Instructions From The Kadam Emanation Scripture’
    [6-Week Retreat]
    3rd Jan – 13th Feb (1-week bookings available)
    with Resident Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

    ‘Amitayus Retreat’
    [Weekend Retreat]
    18th-19th February

  • MARCH 2023
  • APRIL 2023
    ‘Easter Week Retreat’
    [1-Week Retreat]
    7th-13th April
  • MAY 2023
    ‘International Spring Festival 2023: The Source of Happiness & Goodness’
    At Manjushri KMC
    [6-Day Festival]
    26th-31st May with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
  • JUNE 2023
    ‘Post Spring Festival Retreat’
    [1-Week Retreat]
    1st-7th June
    with Gen Kelsang Rabten
  • JULY 2023
    ‘Summer Retreat 2023’
    [3-Week Retreat]
    7th-27th July

    ‘International Summer Festival 2023: Kadam Lamrim – The Complete Path To Enlightenment’
    At Manjushri KMC
    [2-Week Festival]
    28th July – 12th August
    with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa.

  • AUGUST 2023
    ‘Post Summer Festival Retreat’
    [1-Week Retreat]
    13th-19th August
    with Gen Kelsang Sangden

“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