Post-Spring Festival 2024

Retreat taking the teachings from Spring Festival into our hearts

Thursday 30th May - Wednesday 5th June

Gen Kelsang Rigpa will guide this retreat based on teachings from Gen la Jampa following Dorje Shugden empowerment and commentary

With Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Receiving protection from Dorje Shugden

Following on from Spring Festival, Gen Kelsang Rigpa will highlight the importance and function of a Dharma Protector as well as review and guide meditations on the teachings we will have received at Spring Festival 2024. These sessions will help us draw close to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden, whilst developing our wisdom and compassion

Gen Kelsang RIgpa

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles, California, USA.

Through his clear presentation and heartfelt teachings, he is able to help students easily integrate Buddha’s timeless teachings into our modern world in a way that makes everyday life joyful and meaningful.


Thursday 30th May
Introduction 7:30-9:00pm

Fri 31st May - Sun 2nd June
Session One 9:00-10:30 Wishfulfilling Jewel
Session Two 11:30-1:00 Wishfulfilling Jewel
Session Three 5.30pm - Melodious Drum Victorious in All Directions 

Monday 3rd June
Session 1 9:00-10:30am Wishfulfilling Jewel
Session 2 11:30-1:00pm Wishfulfilling Jewel
Session 3 5:00pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog
7:30pm Introduction to Offering Our Faith-Celebrating Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Tuesday 4th June

Offering Our Faith
Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra in all sessions

Session One 7:30am
Session Two 11:30am
Session Three 4:00pm
Offering to the Spiritual Guide 7:30pm 

Wednesday 5th June
Session One 7:00-8:30am Wishfulfilling Jewel
Final Session 11:30-1:00pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with thanking Tsog

Transport from Manjushri KMC

The coach will leave Manjushri KMC at 1.30pm on Wednesday 29th May directly to Tara IKRC. Please book this via

Taxis will also be bookable from Tara IKRC to Manchester and Birmingham airports after the post-Festival retreat.