Classes Suspended until 8th June

Please note that due to our Post Spring Festival retreat we will not have any regular classes until Thursday 8th June.

Cafe, Shop and grounds still open as usual from Friday 2nd June

Thank you very much for your patience

Everybody Welcome

Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre

Upcoming One day retreat

Celebrating Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

A Special free event at Tara IRKC 3 & 4 June - Gen Rabten will be guiding this retreat and giving the introduction

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, modern meditation Master founded Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre in 1983 for the benefit of the people of the modern world. Set in 38 acres of beautiful woodland accompanied by our World Peace Cafe and Tharpa Bookstore and Gift shop,
Tara IKRC offers year round meditation classes, retreats and teachings on Kadampa Buddhism.
Everybody welcome

Post Festival Retreats 2023

Post Fall Festival

Gen-la Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, will guide us on a Medicine Buddha retreat following the Fall Festival at KMC Spain, Malaga

We are very fortunate that Gen-la Jampa agreed to guide this retreat at Tara IKRC, please do not miss this opportunity

Post Spring Festival

Gen Rabten, National Spiritual Director of Australia will guide us on a refuge retreat following the Spring Festival at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, Ulverston

Post Summer Festival

Gen Kelsang Sangden, National Spiritual Director of Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru and Chile will guide us on a Vajrayogini Body Mandala retreat following the Summer Festival at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, Ulverston

Weekend events

Learn to meditate

Half day courses - where we learn the basic techniques of meditation and then apply our new skills to the practise of a Buddhist subject. A perfect day for beginners or experienced practitioners

Beginners weekend retreat

Take your meditation to the next level and move your mind to a deeply relaxing place with this simple yet profound beginners meditation retreat

Getaway weekend retreat

Enjoy a meaningful weekend away, give your mind some space and enjoy long walks, the World Peace Cafe, Tharpa Bookstore and Gift Shop and guided meditation sessions on this relaxing weekend

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

Sundays 10.30am || 45mins
An opportunity to join together in guided prayers, developing compassion and dedicating our prayers towards World Peace

Google reviews
An ideal location. A grand & stately manor that is home for some of the humblest people alive. Grounds that roll on for miles, orchards full of ripe fruit. The kind of place where you can relax, have fun & without spending a thing. It’s the perfect escape from modern life.
— Emma
The most relaxing experience in a fabulous setting. The staff are very welcoming. I would encourage everyone to try one of the courses. The cafe is amazing. Can't wait for my next visit.
— Wendy B
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
I visit Tara regularly and cannot fault it. Classes, cafe and whole experience always leaves me feeling so peaceful.
— Heather P
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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