Post-Festival Retreats

The Heart Sutra - a Method for Overcoming All Obstacles

11th - 17th August
**Mandarin translation will be available**

with Gen Kelsang Tonglam, National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for East Asia and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong and Kadampa Meditation Centre Taiwan.

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.

Attaining Inner Pure Dakini Land

an Inner Fire (tummo) Post-Festival retreat with Gen Kelsang Ananda, NKT National Spiritual Director for Germany and Resident Teacher for Tharpaland KMC.

November Friday 8th - Weds 13th

Why not bathe in an ocean of blessings enjoying Tara International Retreat Centre's special retreat conditions? This is the perfect way to strengthen your meditations on the completion stage of Venerable Vajrayogini.*

When the reddish-black RAM residing in the centre of the three channels at my navel

Have been set ablaze by my upper and lower winds

And its cleansing fire has burned away the seventy-two thousand impure elements

May my central channel be completely filled with pure drops

From the extensive dedication prayer in Quick Path to Great Bliss

Gen Kelsang Ananda will guide us on this inspiring completion stage retreat on inner fire, or tummo, according to The New Guide to Dakini Land by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.  We will be guided on the five meditations of tummo practice.  All these meditations are methods to control our inner winds and when we gain this control we also have full control over our mind.  How wonderful!  Everyone with Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments is welcome.  Book for the entire retreat or one day at a time.

* Participants will have recieived the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini previously.

Timetable

Fri Nov 8th 7.30pm Introduction to the retreat

Saturday 7:00-8:30am Session One Quick Path to Great Bliss

10:45-12noon Session Two  The Blissful Path with guided meditation

 12:15pm Wishfulfilling Jewel

 4:00-5:15pm Session Three  The Blissful Path

 7:30-8:45pm  The Blissful Path

 Sunday 

 7:00-8:30am Session One Quick Path to Great Bliss

 10:45-12noon Session Two  The Blissful Path with guided meditation

 12:15pm Wishfulfilling Jewel

 4:00-5:15pm Session Three  The Blissful Path

 7:30pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide

 Monday & Tuesday

 7:00-8:30am Session One Quick Path to Great Bliss

 10:45-12noon Session Two  The Blissful Path with guided meditation

 12:15pm Wishfulfilling Jewel

 4:00-5:15pm Session Three  The Blissful Path

 7:30-8:45pm  The Blissful Path

 Wednesday

 7:00-8:30am Session One Quick Path to Great Bliss

10:30am-12:15pm Session Two Quick Path to Great Bliss with thanking tsog offering