Our Founder

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Coming Soon

Seeing Through the Illusion

Saturday 16th March 2024

Uncover Buddha's most profound teachings, masterfully illuminated by special guest teacher, Gen Kelsang Chokyong.

Are things as solid and real as they seem? Emptiness is the way things really are, as opposed to the way that they appear.

Friday night lecture - Reincarnation

Friday 8th March 7.30pm

Do you believe this is our only life? Buddha taught we have had many past lives, as well as many future lives to come! Join us for an evening of lively debate and readings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's books.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, and close disciple of Venerable Geshe-la, will be teaching this Friday night lecture.

Why not stay over? You can stay overnight at Tara IKRC and attend the Saturday Half day course the next morning!

Upcoming Courses

Letting go of the Past

Saturday 9th March 2024

By developing wisdom through understanding Buddha's profound teachings, we can gain control of our lives, granting ourselves freedom from past difficulties and developing sincere inner peace

Beginner weekend Retreat

March 22nd-24th 2024

A weekend to learn and gain experience in the essential skills and techniques of meditation which lead us to having a peaceful mind all the time

Meditation and a meal on a Friday night!

Food for Thought

Next Event: 15th March 2024

Experience an evening with a difference - enjoy the peace and calm of a guided meditation followed by a wholesome home cooked meal!

Jan-Sept 2024

All Retreats

From one day retreats to six week retreats
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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

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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

Tara IKRC

Ashe Hall
Ash Lane
Etwall
Derby
DE65 6HT