Date: 7th to 23rd October

Retreat Leader: Andy Wistreich

Requirements: Open to anyone who has received the Kalachakra initiation.

Cost: Generosity ModelDonation only (via the donation form at the bottom of the page; no suggested amount).

Format: on site

Start and Finish times: The retreat starts at 7:00pm on the 7th October and finishes at 1:00pm on the 23rd October.

Accommodation: Our accommodation is in shared rooms.

Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited.

About the Retreat

This retreat is open to anyone who has taken the Kalacakra initiation, regardless of whether or not they have experience in Kalacakra practice, as it’s a great way to learn to practice the Kalacakra tantra.

The practice that we will use during the retreat was composed at the request of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama by his senior tutor, Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche, in the sixties. It is a powerful practice for personal social and ecological transformation. So, participation in the retreat will benefit both the practitioner and the world.

This will be an intense retreat, with a mantra count to aim for, and a burnt offering ritual (fire puja) at the end. Each day will include a period of instruction, and another time for discussion, as well as several hours of practice. Apart from the recitation during the sessions and the discussion period, the retreat will be conducted in silence, enabling deep experiences to emerge.

About the Teacher

Andy Wistreich, who will lead the retreat, has already led this retreat seven times, and has extensive experience in Kalacakra personal and group retreats in general. He has been practising Kalacakra for over forty years, and has received teachings from several great teachers in the tradition. He is an FPMT in-depth teacher.

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