The Heart Sutra - a Method for Overcoming All Obstacles

Guided by Gen Kelsang Tonglam, NKT National Spiritual Director for East Asia and Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong and KMC Taiwan

Sunday 11th August - Saturday 17th August 2024

Post Summer Festival Retreat

Overcoming Obstacles

Who is Great Mother Prajnaparamita?

Buddha Prajnaparamita is a manifestation of the Perfection of Wisdom. The word “prajna” means wisdom and “paramita” means perfection. She is called “The Great Mother” because all Buddhas are born from this wisdom which is associated with deep compassion for all living beings.

In this Post-Festival retreat, Gen Tonglam will guide us through meditations that will help take the teachings of NKT-IKBU Summer Festival deep into our heart. Also using the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's final Festival in Portugal to help us deepen our faith, wisdom and compassion


We offer comfortable, clean accommodation with beautiful views and a peaceful atmosphere to help you gain the best experience of this special weekend retreat. 

Along with 38 acres of woodland and parkland as well as our Tharpa bookstore and gift shop and World Peace Cafe - Tara IKRC is the perfect place to engage in meaningful retreat and relax

Transport from Manjushri KMC

Transport will be available on the last day of NKT Summer Festival after the festival play. Taxi's will also be bookable to Manchester and Birmingham Airports after the post festival retreat