Drawing Closer to Buddha Retreat

Monday 2 Jan – Sunday 8 Jan 2023

This retreat is suitable for those who have Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments or Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka Empowerments, or the intention to receive them as soon as possible. A rare opportunity to engage in a guided Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka retreat with Gen Kelsang Tubchen. Receiving the blessings of all the Buddhas through our Spiritual Guide, Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, is the perfect method to discover the treasury of jewel-like realisations hidden within the precious Kadam Emanation Scripture also known as the Ganden Emanation Scripture.

By drawing closer and closer to our Root Guru and gaining experience of reciting his mantra we can create very powerful actions that will cause Kadam Dharma to flourish in our hearts and throughout the world. Please note there will be silent periods during the morning of each day.

Session Times

Monday – Saturday

Session 1 – 9.00am-10.30am
Session 2 – 11.15am-12.45pm
Session 3 – 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Session 4 – 7.00pm – 8.30pm 


Session 1 – 9.00am-10.30am
Session 2 – 11.15am-12.45pm

More info:

  • The course is available to join in person in Aberdeen
  • Each session includes guided meditation and teachings
  • There will be silent periods during the morning of each day
  • Day rate £18 | free for members
  • Whole retreat £95 | free for members
  • Single session £5 | free for members
  • Each day a hot vegetarian lunch and a dinner of soup with bread/oatcakes will be available to purchase at the centre.
  • Accommodation available at the Premier Inn approx, £40 per night – next door to the centre.
  • All income goes to running the centre which is a registered charity.
  • Cancellations up to 24hours prior to the course will receive a full refund minus a 10% admin fee.

Kelsang Drolkar is a joyful and dedicated practitioner who has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism for many years. She has been ordained as a Buddhist nun for four years. When teaching, Drolkar combines her diverse personal experience with practical insight and a warm heart.

"Thank you for another great meditation xx"

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