offering our faith: a special day of retreat: friday, june 4; palmerston north



On Friday June 4, Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day, we celebrate the 90th birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, our kind Spiritual Guide.

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 using 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 one-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. The retreat will conclude with  Offering to the Spiritual Guide  for Long Life.

  • 6.30 – 7.30am: Introduction with Gen la Dekyong 
  • 9.00 – 10.30am: Session one     
  • 11.30am – 1pm: Sessions two  
  • 2.00 – 3.30pm: Sessions three 
  • 4.30 – 6.30pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide 
Everyone is welcome to take part and there is no need to book – so just come along as you are able.