Our Founder

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

General Programme classes

Guided meditation and teachings to enhance our daily life

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

A Special day to celebrate Christmas!

Saturday 16th December, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will give a special talk followed by our annual Christmas lunch! An opportunity to gather together as a community and enjoy profound teachings and good company

Fill your Heart with Emptiness!

A rare and precious instruction given by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab - Buddha's most profound and subtle teachings on the true nature of reality will be illuminated in this special course

Tara Annual Christmas Dinner

Join us on the 16th December at 1.30pm - straight after Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab's illuminating course, to celebrate another fine year at Tara IKRC with a hearty vegetarian Christmas Dinner

2023 - September 2024

All Retreats

From one day retreats to six week retreats
Post Festival retreats and more...

Friday 8th December

Loneliness– How to find joy in solitude

An evening of lively debate and discussion on Buddhist topics with Resident Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

A night not to be missed!

Classes in your local area

Derby City

Classes in your local area

Burton upon Trent

Classes in your local area


Classes in your local area


Classes in your local area


Classes in your local area


Spaces available

Winter Retreat 2024 - Entering Keajra Heaven

Two very special Winter retreats guided by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab and Gen Kelsang Losel

Free Events

Chanted Prayers

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Special opportunities to gather together and develop powerful positive intentions

Lunchtime Meditation

Mon - Fri 12.30pm || 20mins
Simple guided meditation to bring some inner peace and become familiar with the basics of developing our own meditation practice

Prayers for World Peace

Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm || 60 mins
An opportunity to join together in guided prayers, developing compassion and dedicating our prayers towards World Peace

Google reviews
I don't know if I can express with words everything I've lived in this wonderful place! I think as much as I try, I can't because it was just magical! The beauty of the place, the peace that the place brought me, the meditations, the people who lived there or just volunteered, everything was just perfect, everything was as it should have been. I just have to thank everything I've experienced and I highly recommend it! I will definitely be back too!
— Joseli
An oasis of calm and tranquility where you can learn and practice meditation. Everyone there is so laid back and friendly. The grounds are extensive and well maintained if you just want to wander around and enjoy the peaceful vibe of the place. Excellent cafe and gift shop too.
— Tim M
A beautiful centre with a lovely cafe, grounds and excellent meditation classes. The meditation hall is very peaceful and the teachers are wonderful. A very special place. I would highly recommend a visit.
— Catherine T
A beautiful spot to relax and refocus the mind. The grounds surrounding the building are beautiful and plentiful. The staff are super helpful, and very welcoming. It was my first visit recently, but fully intend to return again soon.
— Frankie's Aquatics
Loved it. Beautiful gardens and lovely teachings by the lovely Buddhists The cafe was great and food was healthy and tasty . Will be visiting again
— Wendi M
I have just returned from the weekend retreat and have to say I had the most wonderful time! I had never been anywhere like this before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Wow, it is such a beautiful place with beautiful people. The classes and meditations are very clear and eye opening. I will now be using these in my daily life and want to learn a lot more. I will definitely be back. Thank you so much for a life-changing weekend.
— Gemma H
What can I say about the most beautiful place I have ever been fortunate to have been a part of. The community, the grounds, the food, the love, the tranquility, second to none. If you can, you should. What a place.
— Greg H
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Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre


Ashe Hall
Ash Lane
DE65 6HT