Drawing Closer to Guru Heruka: The Meditations of Heruka Body Mandala

This Post-International Summer Festival retreat provides a wonderful opportunity to discover or dive deeper into the blessed practice of Heruka Body Mandala. Based on Venerable Geshe-la’s wonderful commentaries Essence of VajrayanaThe Oral Instructions of Mahamudra, and Modern Buddhism, Gen Ananda will be leading a week of retreat based on the brief Heruka Body Mandala practice The Yoga of Buddha Heruka.

Using the practice of The Yoga of Buddha Heruka will give us plenty of time to meditate in depth. Gen Ananda’s accompanying commentary will emphasize how we can engage in these powerful and profound practices with lightness, flexibility and deep enjoyment, and how we can continue to train in the experiences of bliss and emptiness during the meditation break.

“Through relying upon Heruka with faith we shall attain the realization of the union of great bliss and emptiness, which is the actual quick path to enlightenment.”

~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Learn how to relax and enjoy this special practice in the beautiful and blessed surroundings of Madhyamaka KMC – the perfect environment in which to take these teachings to heart in the company of Kadampa family and friends.

  • DATE

    13th-19th August 2023


    For those who have received Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments only.


    Madhyamaka KMC

    Pocklington, York

    YO42 1UF

    Free parking available on site.


    Booking in advance essential.

    PLEASE NOTE: 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

    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.

    Non-residential bookings: Please use the link to Ticket Tailor at the bottom of the page.  Lunches need to be booked with a minimum of 24 hours notice.


Sunday 13 August

7 – 8.15pm Introduction

Monday 14 – Friday 18 August

9 – 10:15am Session 1

11:45 – 1pm Session 2

4.30 – 5:45pm Session 3

7 – 8:15pm Session 4

(including Blissful Journey tsog offering on Mon & Fri only, 7-8:30pm)

Saturday 19 August

9 – 10:15am Session 1

11:45 – 1pm Session 2 & Conclusion


About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Ananda is the National Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU in Germany, resident teacher of KMC Tharpaland and KMC Berlin. He is a modern Buddhist monk and a highly experienced teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition. He has been engaged in the study and practice of modern Kadampa Buddhism for over 25 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

We are looking forward to welcoming Gen Ananda to Madhyamaka KMC.

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