from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition

“It is very important to engage in regular meditation retreats, and I am always happy when I hear that people in centers are engaging in them. This is the best present that students can offer their spiritual teacher because it indicates they are not wasting the teachings that they have been given.”

What are People Saying?

Gen Samten’s pragmatic advice and guidance – breaking the simple instructions from the Oral Instructions down into small daily actions. That’s what I come for. Don’t stop. If you can simply consistently sustain the program that Gen Samten has described the last two years, it will be of immeasurable benefit to practitioners.

Retreat Attendee • Clarity & Emptiness Retreats
“Silence, remote peaceful location, daily classes – I love it all. It is beyond description to someone who has not been. Certainly a taste of the pure land.Retreat Attendee • Emptiness Retreat
This was my first retreat and I was unsure what to expect and if there were any norms I should be aware of. As it turned out, it surpassed all my expectations. I will definitely be back.

Retreat Attendee • Guru Yoga Retreat
“Perfect balance of teaching and meditation.”Retreat Attendee • Clarity & Vajrayogini Retreats
“The atmosphere was so warm and welcoming.”

Retreat Attendee • Vajrayogini Close Retreat, Guru Yoga Retreat
So kind. Thank you for the cafe, the bookstore, the fantastic vegetarian meals, pujas, beautiful grounds, and hard work of all volunteers working in harmony.Retreat Attendee • Clarity & Emptiness Retreats