Jan 2 - Feb 12 2024  

Winter Retreats on Father Heruka and Mother Vajrayogini

The very essence of Buddha’s teachings are the instructions on the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka and Vajrayogini. These include special methods for preventing ordinary appearance and ordinary conception, special methods for preventing ordinary death, intermediate state and rebirth, and uncommon methods for transforming all daily experiences into higher spiritual paths.

As times become ever more impure, 

Your power and blessings ever increase

And you care for us quickly, as swift as thought; 

O Heruka Father and Mother, to you I prostrate.

With Gen-la kelsang Khyenrab and Gen Kelsang Losel

Retreat on Buddha Vajrayogini

The instructions on the practice of Vajrayogini contain concise and clearly presented meditations that are relatively easy to practise.

The mantra is short and easy to recite, and the visualizations of the mandala, the Deity, and the body mandala are simple compared with those of other Highest Yoga Tantra Deities.

Even practitioners with limited abilities and little wisdom can engage in these practices without great difficulty.

The practice of Vajrayogini quickly brings blessings, especially during this spiritually degenerate age.

January 2nd - 29th

Jan 2 - 29 Guided Vajrayogini self-generation retreat & short close retreat of actions
In the Root Tantra of Heruka Vajradhara says that we can gain attainments merely by reciting Vajrayogini’s mantra, even with poor concentration. You can choose to either engage in and complete a close retreat counting 100,000 Vajrayogini mantras and 10,000 wisdom-descending mantras or you may choose to use the sessions to improve your concentration on self-generation meditation following Quick Path to Great Bliss sadhana.  

Jan 30th - Feb 5th

 Vajrayogini Inner Fire (tummo) retreat

The actual methods for gathering the inner winds in the central channel and the yogas of the central channel, the drops and winds.  These 3 yogas are included in the five practices of tummo (inner fire) meditation following Blissful Path sadhana. 

Feb 6th - Feb 12th

Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability Retreat

Following The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability sadhana - the special instructions on how to reach the Pure Land of Keajra with this human body.  This uncommon yoga practice is superior to powa practice, the practice of transference of consciousness to a Pure Land. 

Weekly Booking

Week 1

Vajrayogini or Heruka Counting Retreat

Week 2

Vajrayogini or Heruka Counting Retreat

Week 3

Vajrayogini or Heruka Counting Retreat

Week 4

Vajrayogini or Heruka Counting Retreat

Week 5

Vajrayogini Inner Fire retreat (Tummo)

Week 6

The uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability

With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab and Gen Kelsang Losel

Retreat on Buddha Heruka

Heruka retreat is now back open for booking - we have made extra space at Tara IKRC to allow more people opporutnity to join this special retreat

Saturday 17th Feb

Heruka Fire Puja

Wednesday 14th Feb

Vajrayogini Fire Puja

Retreat Fees

Retreat Fees

£380 (6 weeks); £80 (1 week)


Shared room £574 (6 weeks); £120 (1 week)

Single room £1,148 (6 weeks); £240 (1 week)

Single room with toilet £1,292 (6 weeks); £270 (1 week)

Single en-suite £1,579 (6 weeks); £330 (1 week)

Single studio £1,866 (6 weeks); £390 (1 week)

Twin en-suite £2,870 (6 weeks); £600 (1 week)


Vegetarian / Vegan meals £287 (6 weeks), £60 (1 week)

For example, if you are booking a single room for the 6-week retreat, the total cost will be £1,815.