The essence of Tantric practice is to completely purify our mind, so that our world, ourself, our enjoyments and our activities also become pure and we attain the state of enlightenment. The practices include creative yogas that use correct imagination and wisdom to generate ourself as an enlightened Deity, as well as completion stage meditations that enable us to make this goal a reality.

On this short post-festival retreat, Gen Kelsang Dornying will guide us through the main meditations of the Highest Yoga Tantra, allowing us to contemplate and meditate on the meaning of the teachings we have just received at the festival and focusing on the practice of Buddha Heruka.

“In his Sutra teachings Buddha gives us great encouragement to accomplish the ultimate goal of human life. This goal will be accomplished quickly through the practice of Tantra.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


    15th – 17th November 2024


    This retreat is for those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment.


    Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

    Kilnwick Percy Hall



    Y042 1UF

    Free parking available on site.


    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. We cater for either vegetarian or vegan dietary choices. If you have other dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

    Please be aware that all of our meals are subject to cross contamination.

    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 and/or Sunday for non-residential attendees at an additional cost of £7 (for both members and non-members.)


Gen Dornying is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Leeds. He is a Buddhist monk and a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

He has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism for more than 20 years, and has taught all over the world.

He is an inspiring and light-hearted teacher of modern Buddhism who makes Buddha’s teachings clear, accessible and applicable to everyone’s daily life.