Retreat on the Special Commentary to the Extensive Protector Practice

This Post-International Spring Festival retreat will provide the opportunity to draw closer to the Wisdom Protector, Dorje Shugden, through meditations guided by Gen-la Khyenrab on the precious commentary to the Extensive Protector Puja.

The beautiful and blessed surroundings of Madhyamaka KMC offer the perfect environment to take these teachings to heart and develop a deeper experience of this practice in the company of Kadampa family and friends.

June 4 | Offering our Faith | a one-day retreat

June 4 is Dharmachakra Day on which we celebrate Buddha’s first teaching in this world – the first Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. It is also the birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Founder of New Kadampa Tradition. On this special day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru, and the immeasurable benefit he continues to bring to the people of this world.

At Madhyamaka KMC and Kadampa Centres around the world, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.

* A shuttle bus between Manjushri KMC and Madhyamaka KMC will be available to book soon.

  • DATE

    Thursday 30th May – Wednesday 5th June 2024


    Suitable for those with some experience.


    Madhyamaka KMC

    Pocklington, York

    YO42 1UF

    Free parking available on site.


    Booking in advance essential.

    PLEASE NOTE: Presently, we cater for either vegetarian or vegan dietary choices. Those with other dietary requirements are advised to contact us in advance to discuss arrangements. Thank you.

    The price for residential guests includes all meals.

    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.


Thursday 30 May

7 – 8:30pm Introduction

Friday 31 May – Monday 3 June

9 – 10:15am Session 1

11:45 – 1pm Session 2

4.30 – 5:45pm Session 3

7 – 8:15pm Session 4

Tuesday 4 June ~ Offering our Faith

9 – 10:15am Session 1

11:45 – 1pm Session 2

4.30 – 5:45pm Session 3

7 – 8:45pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Wednesday 5 June

9 – 10:15am Session 1

11:45 – 1pm Session 2 & Conclusion

About the Teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is a retired General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre in the UK.
Following his Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, for more than forty years, he is an internationally renowned teacher who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving kindness.