A Special Retreat




At Venerable Geshe-la’s request, for auspiciousness at this time, Kadampa centers around the world will engage in a short retreat using his special prayer, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples.

Here is the program for the retreat at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre.

Wednesday 21 September
9 – 10:30am Session 1
11:30am – 1pm Session 2
4:30 – 6pm Session 3
7:30 – 9pm  Session 4

Thursday 22 September
9 – 10:30am Session 1
11:30am – 1pm Session 2
3:30 – 5.30pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide
7:30 – 9pm  Session 4

Everybody is welcome to attend any or all sessions. Please feel welcome to come and pay your respect.

Prayers for Retreat Sessions:
Guru Founder
Liberating Prayer
The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra prayers up to the end of Migtsema request prayer (x7)
Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples prayers
Recite Venerable Geshe-la’s name mantra (35mins)
Finish the remaining practices of HDJL from Request to the Lord of All Lineages up to the final Dedication and Prayer for the Virtuous Tradition Second, third and fourth session – the same with 35mins for reciting Ven Geshe-la’s name mantra. The nine-line Migstema prayer would be at the end of the fourth session only each day.

A quiet humble monk who changed our world

During his remarkable life, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche touched the hearts of countless people throughout the world.

His wisdom, kindness and compassion are unequalled in these uncertain times.

As we will see in coming articles, Venerable Geshe-la’s legacy is both extraordinary and world-changing.

From his vast body of unequalled teachings enshrined in his extraordinary books, the Temples, centers, study programs, Teachers, Sangha and above all the international community of people actively dedicated to world peace, he has sown so many seeds of peace and hope in this troubled world that are already bearing fruit and will continue to do so for many decades to come.

Venerable Geshe-la frequently said to us “The time will come for you to do my job.” And so now this time is upon us – to joyfully and sincerely work together to fulfill the compassionate wishes of this holy being in generation after generation.

This will be our highest offering to Venerable Geshe-la and our deepest expression of gratitude.