Tara International Kadampa Retreat centre

All Retreats 2023/24

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

Christmas Holiday Retreat

Soothe Your Heart

23rd -26th December 2023

A relaxing, restful, meaningful holiday retreat with Gen Kelsang Cho, helping us to re-discover our own peaceful, loving heart thereby creating deep inner peace - giving replenishment for the New Year

Heruka and Vajrayogini Counting and Self-generation Retreats

Entering Keajra Heaven Winter 2024

2nd January - 12th February 2024

with Gen la Kelsang Khyenrab and Gen Kelsang Losel

Going deeper with our Highest Yoga Tantra practice strengthening our connection with Father Heruka and Mother Vajrayogini

Weekend Retreat to increase life span, wisdom and good fortune

Amitayus Retreat with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

23rd - 25th February 2024

This practice is a special method for increasing our lifespan, wisdom and merit giving us the best conditions for making our human life most meaningful. Everybody welcome.

Learning the life-enhancing art of meditation

Beginners Weekend Retreat

22nd - 24th March 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

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

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

A peaceful and meaningful weekend

Getaway Weekend Retreat (Bank Holiday)

3rd - 6th May 2024

Enjoy a quiet and peaceful weekend of guided meditations and teachings on developing inner peace and contentment. A wonderful opportunity to feel refreshed and develop a calm, spacious mind.

Enjoy a peaceful day

Like a Cloudless Sky

18th May 2024

When our mind is free from the turbulence of distracting thoughts it becomes calm and smooth. When we are enjoying internal peace and happiness our craving for external sources of pleasure naturally declines and it is easy to remain content

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 - a chance at Tara IKRC to take the teachings deep into our heart and engage in retreat on our Dharma Protector - helping us maintain our spiritual life

Transform Your Life with meditation

Relax, rest and refresh - one week for beginners

with Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Dema

Fri June 28th - Thurs July 4th 2024

Easy one week retreat for anyone new to meditation and a refresher for those with some experience

You can attend 1, 2 or more days of this retreat as you wish

One week retreat with Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Losel - everybody welcome

Heart Meditations to Transform Your Life

A rest, relax and refresh retreat covering stages of the path meditations for developing a good nature and a good heart


Enjoy a peaceful day

Heart of Stillness

Day Course - 13th July 2024

We shall discover through our own experience that this precious heart of love is a real wish-fulfilling jewel because it fulfils all the pure wishes of ourself and all others

Four meditations on loving-kindness following the book How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Mindfulness in Daily Life

Controlling Our Emotions

Day Course - 20th July 2024

In this busy world our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind create endless problems for ourself and others and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes. Today we can practise four meditations which help us to regain balance and perspective

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.

Letting go in a meaningful and peaceful way

Getaway Weekend Retreat (Bank Holiday)

23rd - 26th August 2024

Enjoy a long, peaceful and quiet weekend of guided meditations and teachings on developing inner peace and contentment, an opportunity to feel refreshed and calm

Taking and giving meditations

Pure Mind, Pure World

Day Course - 14th September 2024

Experience a day of peace and mental calm with this special day retreat. Take away methods to develop inner peace that make a our daily life more enjoyable