Offering Our Faith ~ A Special Day Of Retreat


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand

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Live-stream / Online
94 Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington


Fri 04 Jun


6:30 am - 9:30 pm



Offering Our Faith ~ A Special Day Of Retreat

Celebrating the 90th birthday of our precious Spiritual Guide

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

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.

Our General Spiritual Director Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will give an online introduction to the retreat. This will be followed by a day of retreat at the Centre and conclude with Offering to the Spiritual Guide chanted prayers for long life.

Booking & retreat info

The retreat at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington is free of charge. There is no need to book, just drop-in to any session. 
Please see below for the retreat schedule. 

To book for the free introductory talk with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong Click Here To Book Intro  (scroll down and click the ‘online’ button.)
Please Note: This talk will only be available at the scheduled time (6.30am) and will not be available afterwards.

If you can’t join us on Friday 4th June at the Centre, the retreat sessions will also be available to view live or anytime over that weekend. Please see below to book.  

about the teachers

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the Mother Center of Kadampa Buddhism. She is a perfect example of a Kadampa Teacher and her humour and kindness exemplify the essence of the Buddhist way of life. Gen-la will give a brief introductory talk on the Friday morning. To book for Gen-la’s intro talk click here

Kelsang Shechog
Kelsang Shechog

Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. She is much loved for her kind heart and showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path. Shechog will give a brief introduction to the first session of the retreat. 

Hourly Schedule

6.30am - 7.30am
Online Introductory Talk with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
9am - 10.30am
Retreat Session One with brief introduction from Kelsang Shechog
11.30am - 1pm
Retreat Session Two
4.30pm - 6pm
Retreat Session Three
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Offering To The Spiritual Guide


To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type and complete the booking form. No payment is required.

Booking is required to reserve your place.

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