Retreats & Events


Retreats & Events

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Day Courses, Retreats and Special Events are a wonderful opportunity to dive deeper into one of Buddha’s teachings be emphasizing a particular subject over a day or weekend event.  By receiving teachings, discussing, contemplating and meditating we can gain deep and profound insights into inspiring spiritual topics.  In this way we will increase our spiritual experiences, improve our good qualities and deepen our inner peace and positivity.


April 5th – Workshop: Following the Footsteps of Buddha – with Refuge Vow Ceremony
April 11th – Friday Night Lecture:  Life & Liberation – The Life Story of Buddha
April 11th & 12th – Nyungne Purification Retreat


May 9th – Friday Night Lecture: Meditation 101
May 17th – Workshop: Unraveling the meaning behind Buddhist ritual practices
May 23rd – 28th: International Spring Festival – Dorje Shugden Empowerment
May 30th – June 1st: Post Spring Festival with Gen Kelsang Norbu


June 6th: Friday Night Lecture – Mindfulness for Busy People
June 7th: Day Retreat- The Power of Concentration with Gen Kelsang Demo
June 20th: Tranquil Abiding retreat with Gen Kelsang Norbu


July 11th: Friday Night Lecture- Happy Mind, Peaceful Life
July 12th – 13th: Guided Retreat- Peace of Mind Retreat
July 19th: Kid’s Meditation Workshop
July 25th – 31th: International Summer Festival – Week 1 – The Power of Kadam Lamrim


August 1st – 9th: International Summer Festival – Week 2 – Avalokiteshvara Empowerment
August 16th: Half day workshop – The Healing Power of Love and Compassion
August 29th – August 31st: Post Summer Festival Retreat with Gen Kelsang Jampa


September 12th: Friday Night Lecture – Developing Pure Confidence
September 13th – Vajrapani Empowerment with Gen Kelsang Demo
September 26th – 28th: Statue Filling Workshop with Gen Chokyan & Gen Norbu