Drawing Close to the Wisdom Dharma Protector

Empowerment, Commentary and Close Retreat of the Great King, Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden

Friday January 3rd - Sunday February 16th 2025 with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

"The main point of a close retreat of Dorje Shugden is that we are making a special connection and in this way you will receive his special care"

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Summer Festival 2002

Led by Gen-la kelsang Khyenrab

Close Retreat

With deep faith and conviction in the Wisdom Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden, we can practise any of his sadhanas every day after receiving his blessing empowerment. 

Then, after completing a close retreat we can engage in peaceful, increasing, controlling and wrathful actions and gradually accomplish the supreme attainments.

By engaging in these practices we can protect others by helping them to eliminate their obstacles, to develop their wisdom, to find the right conditions for practising Dharma, to fulfil their wishes, and to meet with success in their daily lives. Following the unmistaken instructions received directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

This retreat is in conjunction with theWishfulfilling Jewel sadhana.  We collect 100,000 of each of the two mantras, concentrating on the meaning.  We then complete our retreat with Vajradaka burning offering to purify mistakes. Everyone with the empowerment of Dorje Shugden is welcome.

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th January

Empowerment and Commentary

Gen-la Khyenrab will grant empowerment the weekend before the counting retreat begins. Commentary will include instructions on progressing through and completing the counting retreat that follows

All the attainments I desire,

Arise from merely remembering you

Oh Wishfulfilling Jewel, protector of the Dharma

Please accomplish all my wishes

Retreat Costs

Only full 6 week booking available until 1st October 2024

Retreat Fee
(6 weeks + Empowerment weekend)

Accommodations (6 weeks + Empowerment weekend)

Shared room £661
Single room £1,323
Single room with toilet £1505
Single en-suite £1,806
Single studio £2107
Twin en-suite £3311

Meals (6 weeks + empowerment weekend)
Vegetarian / Vegan meals £360

How to book

Below is a short video on exactly how to book your retreat when booking opens 10th July