Post Summer Festival Retreat 2017

6 – 12 August 2017


How to Transform Your Life – Making Life a Meaningful Journey

guided silent retreat with special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Tonglam

Following on from the International Summer Festival in Manjushri KMC, England, Gen Kelsang Tonglam will lead this retreat based on the profound Lamrim teachings of Buddha from the book by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, “How to Transform Your Life”. This is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings and to receive guidence from a highly qualified and experienced teacher. An opportunity to progress joyfully along the spiritual path with Gen Tonglam in the perfect conditions of silent retreat.

Gen Kelsang Tonglam is the National Spiritual Director for East Asia of the New Kadampa Tradition and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Taiwan. Gen Tonglam has studied and practised Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years under the guidance of his Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He is renowned for his ability to present Buddha’s most profound teachings in simple and practical ways, which can be easily intergrated into our modern daily lives.


These instructions are scientific methods to improve our human nature. Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful.”

excerpt from How To Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Translation available in German, Cantonese and Mandarin on request.

Price includes accommodation, retreat sessions and three meals a day:

  • Single Room:  432€
  • Shared Room:  324€
  • Dormitory:  258€   please bring a sleeping bag (pillowcase and fitted sheet are provided)


Arrival at Tharpaland: Registration opens on Sunday 6th August at 4.30pm and the retreat ends on Saturday 12th August with lunch.