Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre

All Retreats 2024

On this page, you will find every retreat we have on at Tara IKRC in chronological order. From one day retreats to 6 week retreats. Every type of retreat you need to find meaningful inner peace

Mahayana Refuge Vow Ceremony and Refuge Retreat

Supreme Inner Protection

With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

29th March - 4th April 2024

By going for sincere refuge to Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha we come under the umbrella of Buddhism. We receive profound, powerful blessings which endow us with inner protection.

Special purification retreat - 2 days

Nyungnay Fasting Retreat with Gen Kelsang Losel

13th - 15th April 2024

Begins in the evening of Sat 13th with Introduction at 7.30pm

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

Empowerment, commentary and retreat

As Swiftly as the Wind Moves

Blessing empowerment of Buddha White Tara, Commentary to the practice with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, followed by 3 day retreat

19th - 24th April 2024

It is said that living beings receive Tara's blessings as swiftly as the wind moves because she is the manifestation of the wind element of all Buddhas.


White Tara is a female enlightened being whose function is to bestow long life, wisdom and good fortune. If we rely upon her with faith, she will protect us from the dangers of fire, and other disasters

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western USA National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at KMC Los Angeles

Removing Our Obstacles with Wisdom

30th May - 5th June 2024

Following on from Gen-la Kelsang Jampa's teachings on the Wisdom Protector at the International Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC.

An opportunity at Tara IKRC to take the teachings deep into our heart and engage in retreat on our Dharma Protector - helping us maintain our spiritual practice and remove obstacles in our life

Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June 2024

Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering Retreat

Draw close to the Spiritual Guide and accumulate merit on this special weekend retreat

Gen Kelsang Tonglam is the National Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU for East Asia and the Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong and KMC Taiwan.

The Heart Sutra - a Method for Overcoming All Obstacles

11th August - 17th August 2024 - post-Festival retreat

Take the teachings of the NKT International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC into our heart at Tara IKRC and deepen our experience of preventing obstacles in daily life through this powerful method taught by Buddha Shakyamuni himself on Massed Vultures mountain in India.