We are delighted to have Gen Losang guide this very special retreat. Join us in this event and deepen your understanding and experience of the teachings received during the Summer Festival 2017. Learn in a practical way how to bring these precious instructions to heart by contemplating and meditating on them. This retreat gives you the oportunity to make your human life meaningful by meditating in the correct methods to reduce and cease your experiences of problems. Train yourself in retreat in being happy all the time by developing and maintaining a peaceful mind.
This retreat will be based on the teachings received during Summer Festival 2017, at the mother centre of our tradition KMC Manjusrhy in England. We encourage and reccomend people that wishes to come to this retreat to attend the Festival first. The teachings and meditations will be based on the new book “How to transform our life” by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Suitable for everyone,whether you are new to Buddhist meditation or already have some experience.
Gen Losang Kelsang is the National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU for Switzerland, Italy and Austria and the resident teacher of both Kadampa Meditation Centre Switzerland and Kailash International Retreat Centre.
Gen Losang Kelsang was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1983. He spent several years in retreat under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and later taught Kadam Dharma in many countries. He is lovingly regarded by his students for his insightful teachings and serves as an inspiration through his devoted practice.
Retreat Dates & Timetable
The retreat will start monday 7th August at 8pm and will end sunday 13th August at noon.
Residential bookings at Menorca IRC
At Menorca IRC we offer: accomodation in twin rooms, shared rooms and dorms all of them ensuite (please note that the accomodation in the IRC will be in bunkbeds); accomodation in marquees shared with 10 people in single beds; accomodation in camping.
Please, go to bookings to see availability.
The retreat will be in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish, German and Italian. We can translate to other languages if there is someone able to translate. The prayers will be in English.
Getting to the centre from the airport
To Menorca IRC in Sa Roca
By taxi from the airport – a taxi from the airport will cost around 30€ (5€ more for nights, Sundays and fiestas). We recommend Asociación de Radio Taxi Menorca Tel: 971367111. Ask to be dropped off at the temple and we will take you to the Retreat House.
By Bus & Taxi – you can get a bus from the airport to Mahon (Maó) bus station costing 2.60€. Then you will need a bus to Es Mercadal which will cost 2.60€. from Mercadal you can call a taxi to take you to the temple costing 20€ (5€ more for nights, Sundays and fiestas). We recommend Asociación de Radio Taxi Menorca Tel: 971367111. When they drop you off at the temple call us and we can pick you up and bring you to the retreat house.
Car hire – there are many competitive car hire companies on the island so its worth shopping around, however try these three first:
Prices includes accomodation, meals and the retreat fee:
Twin room en-suite: 306€
Shares dorm (4-8 people): 270€
Marquee dorm (10 people): 234€
Situated in a privileged location on the beatiful island of Menorca (declared biosphere reserve), Menorca International Retreat Centre is a perfect place to make solitary, as well as group retreats. The Centre is set in a very peaceful environment, surrounded by a pine an oak wood of great natural beauty that invites you to contemplate and meditate on Kadam Lamrim.
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Special Summer Event (7-25 August)
This summer we offer you a very special event. Just after the Summer Festival 2017 you have the unique opportunity to spend the rest of your spiritual holiday in Menorca IRC. We offer you to combine the Post Summer Festival Retreat with Gen Losang with a very special silent retreat with Gen Tharpa based on the Wisdom of the Middle Way. In between there will be time for a bit of holiday (five days).
For this we have an Special offer for you: accomodation for 5 nights at IRC Menorca for free! If you book Special Summer Event (which includes both retreats and time in between) you will get the accomodation at Menorca IRC from 13-18 August (5 nights) for free! 🙂 Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy a meaningful holiday!
The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and Meditation Centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.