Offering Our Faith
Special Day Retreat Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Geshe Kelsang
In person* at Buddha Land and Livestream (no catch-up)
Friday 4 June, 9am – 6pm with Introduction from Gen-la Dekyong on Thursday 3 June, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
On Friday 4 June 2021, we celebrate the 90th birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a special Day Retreat.
There will be three sessions of retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples. In the evening, the retreat will conclude with Offering to the Spiritual Guide.
Everyone is welcome to take part.
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will give a brief introduction on the evening of Thursday 3 June.
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU has been a direct disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 30 years, during which time she has inspired thousands of people around the world through her sincere reliance on her Spiritual Guide, taking his teachings to heart and putting them into practice in every aspect of her life.
9am – 10.30am – Session 1
11.30am – 1pm – Session 2
4.30pm – 6pm – Session 3
7.30pm – 9.30pm – Offering to the Spiritual Guide
*This special celebratory event will be livestreamed from Manjushri Centre in the Lake District. It is free.
You can attend either by booking directly with Manjushri Centre and joining with your personal connection, or by coming into the centre and taking part in a group in the meditation room at Buddha Land. Should you decide to come into the centre, please comply with the procedures we have put into place to prevent the spread of Covid – please see our In-Person Classes General Information.
Please choose between attending at Buddha Land Centre (“in person”) or online (ie using your own personal connection), and book using the forms below.