Dissolving the Duality of Self & Others
Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri & Guided Retreat on Exchanging Self with Others

December 26 – 31, 2018

• Receive the blessing empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and awaken your own innate clarity

• Experience the freedom and joy of losing the sense of separation between yourself and those you meet and think about

• Transcend personal suffering through embracing all living beings everywhere with an open heart of universal compassion

Retreat Format

Introduction with Gen Samten
Tuesday, Dec. 26

Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri
Thursday, Dec. 27 | 11am


Guided Retreat with Gen Samten
Dec. 27 – 31

The Teacher


Gen Samten Kelsang, the Resident Teacher at KMC NY, is an internationally renowned Buddhist monk & teacher. Having studied under the close guidance of Venerable Geshe-la for many years, Gen Samten presents Buddha’s most profound teachings in a practical and accessible way for modern day practitioners. He has had the unique opportunity to engage in a three year retreat and carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights.

Detailed Pricing

Full Retreat (including empowerment): $140.
Just the empowerment day: $60
Meals are $5 each*. Lunch and dinner are served in our community dining hall at 1pm and 6pm respectively. All meals are vegetarian.
*Breakfast is always included with accommodations.
There are limited onsite accommodations available at KMC New York that may be booked online for the full retreat (December 26-31) only and on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.
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All proceeds go towards the International Temples Project. Learn More.