Offering Our Faith ~ A Special Day Of Retreat


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

Location 2

Online: Live or Replay


Sat 04 Jun


9:00 am - 9:30 pm




  • Gen Kelsang Shechog
    Gen Kelsang Shechog
    Resident Teacher

    Gen Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Gen Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that is easily accessible and applicable to modern life. Gen Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.
    Gen Shechog teaches at the Centre in Island Bay and various classes around the Wellington area as well as our Foundation Programmes.


Offering Our Faith ~ A Special Day Of Retreat

Celebrating the birthday of our precious Spiritual Guide

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

We remember every day 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 ‘Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples’. We will conclude the day with ‘Offering to the Spiritual Guide’ chanted prayers for the long life of Venerable Geshe-la.

Prayer booklets will be available at the Centre for use during the sessions.

Pot-luck lunch

Bring along a plate of vegetarian or vegan food to share for lunch.


The retreat at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington is free of charge. You can book for free below or you can just drop-in to any session. 

If you are unable to join us in-person you can tune-in online for the retreat sessions which will be available to view until Monday 6 June. Please see below to book.  

Hourly Schedule

9am - 10.45am
Retreat Session One with brief introduction by Gen Kelsang Shechog
11.30am - 1pm
Retreat Session Two
4.30pm - 6pm
Retreat Session Three
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Offering To The Spiritual Guide


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