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

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 Tara, our wisdom, good fortune and life span will naturally increase day by day.

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

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

The Teacher

A retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Canada, Gen-la Khyenrab is also 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.

Sunday 12th - Wednesday 15th

Guided Retreat

Following from Gen-la Khyenrabs granting of Empowerment and commentary to the practice of White Tara, there will be a chance for 3 days of guided retreat to take the practice of White Tara deep into our heart, reflect on the teachings given and become familiar with this special practice


Friday 10 November
7:30-9:00pm Introduction with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Saturday 11 November
9:00-10:00 Meditation with Gen Losel
11:00-12.30 Vajrasattva empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
4:00-5.30 Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
7:30-9:00 Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog puja

Sunday 12 November
9:00-10:00am Meditation with Gen Losel
11-12.30 Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
4:00-5:30pm Retreat Session 1
17:30-9:00pm Retreat Session 2

Monday 13 November
7:00-8:30am Retreat Session 3
11:00-12:30pm Retreat Session 4
4:00-5:30pm Retreat Session 5
7:30-9:00pm Retreat Session 6

Tuesday 14 November
7:00-8:30am Retreat Session 7
11:00-12:30pm Retreat Session 8
4:00-5:30pm Retreat Session 9
7:30-9:00pm Retreat Session 10

Wednesday 15 November
7:00-8:30am Retreat Session 11
11:00-12:30pm 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