January Retreats


Every January, we hold a month of retreat enabling people to deepen their meditation experience and gain greater familiarity with the meditation practices. Attend one or more weeks, or come for the whole month.

JanuaryRetreats

* Please Note Date Changes*

 

 

Lamrim - stages of the path

week 1: 2 – 8 January 2017

LAMRIM – THE STAGES OF THE PATH

with Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Sherab

The Madhyamaka January Lamrim retreat is a fantastic way to start the year.
Before the year’s busyness begins, strengthen your spiritual aspiration and focus on what’s important in life by coming to this retreat.
Following The New Meditation Handbook and Joyful Path of Good Fortune we get time to study, reflect, and meditate.
Essence of Good Fortune is the beautiful chanted prayers we use to strengthen our inspiration and concentration.

With Madhyamaka KMC and its community as the settings for this retreat it will be a refreshing way to start year.
Suitable for the beginner and experienced practitioner – everybody welcome.

 

Gen Kelsang Sherab

 

 

Gen Kelsang Sherab is the Resident Teacher at Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Newcastle.

He inspires students with thought provoking and energising teachings.

 

Retreat schedule is to be confirmed.

 


 

Vajrayogini Retreat

week 2: *DATES CHANGED*

9th-15th January 2017

VAJRAYOGINI RETREAT

 

On this essential retreat we will have the opportunity to connect with the vibrant and blissful practice of

Quick Path to Great Bliss. The quiet and blessed environment of Madhyamaka KMC is the perfect place

to brush up your Vajrayogini practice, or for beginners, to gain some familiarity with it. This group

retreat will deepen your enjoyment of this practice and inspire you for the year ahead.

Starts Monday 9th evening

Finishes Sunday 15th lunchtime

Please note these revised dates!

Gen Delek

Gen Kelsang Delek, the Resident Teacher of Madhyamaka KMC. She has been a dedicated disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years and has been ordained for over 20 years. Gen Delek is known for the clarity and strength of her teachings, as well as her kind and caring nature.

 

 

Retreat schedule is to be confirmed.

*You must have received the Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
to engage in this retreat.

 

Mahamudra retreat*DATE CHANGE*

week 3: 16 – 22 January 2017

Meditations on The 100’s of Deities of the Joyful Land from The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
This retreat is an opportunity to practice and gain experience of the stages of Mahamudra meditations in the sadhana The 100’s of Deities of the Joyful Land. These beautiful and profound practices are explained in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra.

 

week 4: 23-29 January 2017

Meditations on The New Essence of Vajrayana from The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
The New Essence of Vajrayana is a condensed Buddha Heruka practice that we can easily integrate into our daily lives. It is an actual quick path to enlightenment. This retreat is an opportunity to gain profound experience of this sublime new practice given to us by Venerable Geshe-la.

 

Mon 16 evening – Sun 22 lunchtime

Mon 23 evening – Sun 29 lunchtime

Gen Delek

Gen Kelsang Delek, the Resident Teacher of Madhyamaka KMC. She has been a dedicated disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years and has been ordained for over 20 years. Gen Delek is known for the clarity and strength of her teachings, as well as her kind and caring nature.

 

Mon 16 evening – Sun 22 lunchtime

Mon 23 evening – Sun 29 lunchtime

Retreat schedule is to be confirmed.


 

 

 

HERUKA & VAJRAYOGINI CLOSE RETREATS

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This winter, Madhyamaka KMC will offer separate close retreats on the practices of Heruka and Vajrayogini. These retreats are intensive retreats that help us to draw closer to these Buddhas, and to waken our own Buddha nature. They will be followed by Fire Pujas. Please enquire for further information.

*You must have received the Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini to engage in this retreat.

(specify ‘Heruka’ or ‘Vajrayogini’ in the notes section)