As Swiftly as the Wind Moves

White Tara Empowerment, Commentary and Retreat

With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

As Swiftly as the Wind Moves

Friday 19th April - Weds 24th April

It is said that living beings receive Tara's blessings as swiftly as the wind moves because she is the manifestation of the wind element of all Buddhas.

For a fruitful spiritual practice, we need inspiration and wisdom. During this rare and precious event, we will receive from Gen la Kelsang Khyenrab the blessing empowerment of Buddha White Tara, compassionate mother of all living beings. Gen-la will guide us in a magnificent traditional meditation, teaching us how to cultivate a deep bond of trust with Tara and grow the seven wisdoms needed to achieve the supreme goal of human life, full enlightenment. By maintaining this continuous connection with Buddha White Tara, our wisdom, good fortune and life span will naturally increase day by day.

We need a long life to complete our spiritual practice, we need wisdom to free ourselves and others from daily pain and problems, and we need good fortune or positive energy to achieve a long-lasting experience of inner peace and happiness.

All these benefits can be accessed through receiving this empowerment and commentary to the practice.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

The Teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is a retired General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and currently the Resident Teacher at Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre. Gen-la is deeply respected throughout the Kadampa world as a sincere practitioner and powerful teacher.

Guided Retreat

Following from Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab's granting of empowerment and transmission of the commentary to the practice of Arya White Tara, there is an opportunity for three days of guided retreat with Gen Kelsang Losel, senior nun, to take the practice deep into our heart, reflect on the teachings, and become familiar with this special practice


Friday 19 April
7:30-9:00pm Introduction with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Saturday 20 April
9:00-10:00am Meditation with Gen Kelsang Losel
11:00-12.30pm White Tara empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
4:00-5.30pm Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
7:30-8.45pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog puja

Sunday 21 April
9:00-10:00am Meditation with Gen Kelsang Losel
11-12.30pm Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
4:00-5:15pm Retreat Session 1
7:30-8.45pm Retreat Session 2

Monday 22 April
7:00-8:15am Retreat Session 3
11:00-12:15pm Retreat Session 4
4:00-5:15pm Retreat Session 5
7:30-8.45pm Retreat Session 6

Tuesday 23 April
7:00-8:15am Retreat Session 7
11:00-12:15pm Retreat Session 8
4:00-5:15pm Retreat Session 9
7:30-8.45pm Retreat Session 10

Wednesday 24 April
7:00-8:15am Retreat Session 11
11:00-12:15pm Retreat Session 12 (final session)


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