Retreat with Gen Rabten: The Power of Compassion


    Friday May 29 -Wednesday June 3

    Advance registration is required. Booking will close at 5pm on Friday 29.

    Friday evening intro starts at 7pm.

    Recordings will be available to view for 48 hours after the livestream sessions.


    Everyone is welcome – it is not necessary to attend the festival to engage in this retreat


    Whole retreat May 29 – June 3: £60

    Weekend only: £26

    Free for gold members.

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    Everyone needs to register including members.


    After the course is finished the recording of the classes which will remain valid for 48 hours. This will help in the chance that you are unable to ‘attend’ the teachings at the time that they are streamed. If you don’t receive an email, please check in your junk box as it may have landed there!

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Course info

The Power of Compassion – 5 day live-stream retreat

Vajrapani is the Buddha of spiritual power, and great compassion gives us the power to purify our mind and effectively help others. On this retreat, Gen Rabten will guide us on a series of meditations based on the teachings from the Spring Festival. These meditations will awaken the power of our compassion enabling us to benefit others and progress quickly along the path to enlightenment.

Everyone is welcome to attend. It is not necessary to attend the festival to engage in this retreat.

The Retreat Teacher – Gen Kelsang Rabten
Gen Rabten has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over twenty-five years. His deep faith in Buddha’s teachings, and the sincerity of his practice inspire many people to embark on a meaningful and rich spiritual life.

Suggested materials

On this retreat we will be using ‘The Yoga of Buddha Vajrapani’, you can order a copy of this Ebooklet here


Retreat Teacher Gen Rabten

This retreat will be guided by our special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Rabten


Friday May 29

Introduction: 7-8.30pm

Saturday May 30 – Tuesday June 2

Session 1: 10-11am

Session 2: 12-1pm

Session 3: 4-5pm

Session 4: 7-8.30pm

Wednesday June 3

Session 1: 10-11am

Session 2: 12-1pm

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.