Our Founder

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Coming up at Tara IKRC

Curry & Calm

Friday 26th April 2024

 Put the stress and tension of daily life behind you and enjoy an evening of relaxing guided meditation followed by a tasty, home-cooked, vegetarian curry meal at Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre.

Finding Freedom and Peace

May 3rd - 6th - a Getaway Weekend
(One Day Passes available)

A perfectly peaceful weekend of relaxing and refreshing guided meditation suitable for everyone. Learn to grow your inner peace and enjoy tranquility within your own mind. Easy sessions in beautiful countryside environment, walks and fresh air with lots of time to rest.


As Swiftly as the Wind Moves

Blessing Empowerment, Commentary and Retreat

Friday 19th April - Weds 24th April

Nyungnay Fasting Retreat

Saturday 13th - Monday 15th April

A special method of purification in conjunction with the practice of One-thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Purify your negative karma and clear obstacles with this fasting retreat

Buddha's Enlightenment Day is April 15th with Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja at 7.30pm This day marks Buddha Shakyamuni demonstrating the manner of attaining enlightenment in 589BCE - our actions today are multiplied 100,000 times

March -September 2024

All Retreats

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

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


Classes in your local area


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
Everybody Welcome

Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre


Ashe Hall
Ash Lane
DE65 6HT