Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka • A Special Close Retreat


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington


Tue 27 Dec - Tue 17 Jan


$250-$370 | $20/day

Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka • A Special Close Retreat

About the Retreat

At the 2022 NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival in Malaga, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong shared an important instruction from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Geshe Kelsang asked Gen-la Dekyong to give the transmission and commentary to the mantra of Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, encouraging all New Kadampa Tradition Centres and practitioners to engage in retreat to collect 100,000 recitations of this mantra. By reciting this mantra with faith, and a pure motivation we will place very strong potentials within our mind to easily accomplish all spiritual attainments. This retreat also includes the Vajradaka Burning Offering, a blessed and powerful method for purifying our negative karma.

The Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka close retreat involves collecting 100,000 mantras and 10,000 Vajradaka burning offerings. The retreat starts with an introduction on the evening of Tuesday 27 December and will run until Tuesday 17 January. By meditating together on this practice following the sadhana ‘Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra’ we will create the cause for Kadam Dharma to flourish throughout the world for a very long time. For those unable to engage in the entire retreat, but would still like to use this opportunity to recite this precious mantra, you can join us for a day or even a week or more.


Retreat Sessions Fees

The retreat fee includes lunch but burning offering equipment are additional. More information on costs for burning offering supplies coming soon.

Entire retreat:
Standard rate: $370
Centre and Study Members: $285 (use coupon code SPM)
Great Benefactors: $250 (use coupon code GB)

Per-day rate: $20

Accommodation Fees

Single Room: $900 ($50/night)
Dorm Room: $400 ($22/night)
Camping: $180 ($10/night)
Off-site: $0

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