Empowerment of Green Tara & Commentary to the 21 homages

Green Tara is a female enlightened being, the manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. She protects living beings from outer and inner obstacles and guides them to the attainment of all the stages of the path to enlightenment.

The twenty-one special verses of praise, or homage, to Tara are Buddha’s own speech and are considered to be actual Sutra. Through understanding the meaning of these verses we will draw closer to the twenty-one emanations of Tara and constantly
receive special blessings and protection.

On this special weekend course, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Green Tara and give teachings on the sublime twenty-one homages.

  • DATE

    3-5 November 2023


    Suitable for those with some experience of Buddhism.


    Residential: from £170 for a standard single room, inclusive of course and meals.

    Discount for standard members and free for benefactor members (excluding lunch).  Booking in advance essential.

    The price for residential guests includes all meals. Presently, we only cater for either vegetarian or vegan dietary choices (we do not cater for gluten-free). Please be aware that all of our meals are subject to cross contamination, and for this reason we can not cater for those with allergen requirements. Thank you

    Cancellation Conditions for residential bookings:

    If a booking is cancelled less than 4 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made. If the booking is cancelled 4 or more days before arrival then a charge equal to 25% of the stay will be made. In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.

    A vegetarian or vegan lunch is available on Saturday for non-residential attendees at an additional cost of £7 (for both members and non-members.) We are sorry that we are unable to cater for gluten-free or specific allergies. Please book Saturday lunch by 7pm on Wednesday 1 November.


    Madhyamaka KMC

    Kilnwick Percy Hall
    YO42 1UF

    Free parking on site.

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

The weekend course will be taught by Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang.  Gen-la is a highly experienced teacher and meditator who has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty years. She has won the admiration and affection of many students throughout the world through her pure example and loving kindness. On this weekend course, Gen-la will provide clear and practical advice for those wishing to engage in the practice of Green Tara.


Friday 2 November
7 – 8.30pm  Introduction with Gen-la Kunsang
Saturday 3 November
9 – 9.45am – Guided Meditation
11am – 1pm –  Empowerment of Green Tara with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
4 – 5.30pm  Teaching & Meditation with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
7 – 8.15pm  Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with tsog offering (optional)
Sunday 4 November
9 – 10.30am Teaching & Meditation with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
11.30 – 1pm Liberation from Sorrow with Guided Meditation