Celebrating Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s 90th Birthday
A special one day unguided retreat

A special day of retreat ~
offering our faith

Friday June 4, 9am - 4pm
(Free of charge)


On June 4th, Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day, we celebrate the 90th birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. On this auspicious day, we offer our faith to our kind Spiritual Guide and Founder of The New Kadampa Tradition in the form of a one day retreat.

The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra Prayer Booklet

In each of the three retreat sessions we will  use the prayer booklet called The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra, and insert the special prayer, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples. Contained within this prayer is our Guru’s name mantra which we will recite for approximately 20 minutes. Reciting the name mantra of our Spiritual Guide helps us to draw closer to him and creates a vast amount of merit.

Everyone is welcome to attend this unique event.

If you need to obtain a copy of either of these booklets, you'll have the opportunity to do so when you reach the registration page for this retreat. We'll then notify you when it's ready to be picked up from our mailbox at Joyful Land Centre. Alternatively, e-copies can be downloaded from tharpa.com .

Coming up this month

One of the greatest gifts of Dharma is that it teaches us how to purify our past non-virtues.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
How to Understand the Mind