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Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre

with Buddhist Nun Gen Norden

Detox your mind

Learn Buddha's special techniques to detox our mind and create a peaceful inner experience that makes everyday a joy

Post Festival Retreats 2023

13th - 19th October 2023

Post Fall Festival

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and resident teacher at Tara IKRC, will guide us on a Medicine Buddha retreat following the Fall Festival at KMC Spain, Malaga

Weekend events

Half Day Courses

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

Day Retreat - Detox Your Mind

A retreat of peace and calm with guided meditations and a beautiful presentation of Buddha's profound teachings on controlling the mind

Booking now open

January Retreat 2024

Very special January retreat guided by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

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

coming this october

Friday night Lectures

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

A night not to be missed!

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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