Friday Night Lectures

Tara IKRC, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, DE65 6HT

Meditate in Derby
Meditation in Derby
With Gen-La Kelsang Khyenrab

Reading from the books of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Our Friday Night Lectures offer a unique opportunity to enjoy a lively evening of debate and discussion around certain Buddhist subjects.

In these lectures we explore and question various Buddhist topics with international Teacher and Buddhist Monk, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

We explore if, and why, these concepts are relevant for our busy modern lives.

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Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is a retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union, National Spiritual Director of Canada, and the Resident Teacher at Tara IKRC in Derbyshire. He is deeply respected throughout the Kadampa world as a sincere practitioner and powerful teacher. Following his Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, for over 40 years he has a wealth of experience to share with us.

Upcoming Lecture series

Who was Buddha?

Friday 20th October

The Life Story of Buddha Shakyamuni is the foundation of the entire Buddhist tradition. Through sharing these stories, generations have been uplifted and inspired by his example to find a deeper peace, kindness and strength of heart.

Join us on this Friday night lecture to enjoy listening to and discussing these vivid, empowering and entertaining stories of the life of the greatest meditator ever to have walked this earth.

Sacred Sounds– Mantra Practice & Buddhism

Friday 24th November

The sacred sounds of mantra offer another avenue to deep inner peace and spiritual realisation. The reverberation of theses blessed syllables has long been used as a way to achieve transformations that the thinking mind can’t easily achieve.

On this Friday Night lecture Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will explain the practice of mantra and how we can begin to benefit from it right away.

Loneliness– How to find joy in solitude

Friday 8th December

Solitude has historically been a huge part of the Buddhist tradition, with many great meditators spending years or even decades completely alone – and blissfully happy – in retreat.

Are there things we can learn from these ancient meditators and the tradition of solitary retreat that can give us a different experience of loneliness? Is there a way to find a deep stillness and joy in circumstances that many find intolerable?

Join Gen-la Khyenrab for this Friday Night Lecture to explore these important themes.