Love: The Great Protector

Tranquil Abiding Retreat on Love with Gen Demo and Gen Samten

December 26-31

The Request to the Lord of all Lineages is a special prayer given to us by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in his Oral Instructions. It is a meditation prayer for people of the modern age. Those who wish to find lasting peace, real happiness, authentic realizations, and to attain enlightenment will find this meditation prayer invaluable. This experiential and in depth retreat will explore the astounding beauty and power of these meditations to transform our life and bring real benefit to ourselves and others.

Structure & Silence

Teachings with Gen Samten
Friday to Sunday morning
Deepen your understanding of this incredibly blessed request prayer through the commentary given by Gen Samten.

Silent Retreat
Sunday afternoon to Wednesday lunch
Take this rare opportunity to enter into a silent retreat. Silence provides the foundation for deep meditative insights which have the power to transform your life forever. Most retreat sessions are guided. Learn about the benefits of silence.

Love: The Great Protector
Silent Tranquil Abiding Retreat on Love

November 16–21

A perfect combination of teachings and retreat in the peaceful and blessed environment of the Kadampa World Peace Temple. Deepen your understanding of tranquil abiding on love and then flow seamlessly into retreat where you will naturally absorb into the peace of concentration.

“By meditating on love for just one moment we accumulate more merit than we do by offering food to all living beings three times every day.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Structure & Silence

Teachings & Guided Meditations
with Gen Demo

Friday to Sunday lunch
Gen Demo, Midwestern US National Spiritual Director, will present teachings to help us develop tranquil abiding on immeasurable love.

Silent Retreat
with Gen Samten

Sunday afternoon to Wednesday lunch
Take the rare opportunity to bring the weekend’s teachings deep into your heart through silent meditation retreat. Learn about the benefits of silence.

The Teachers


Gen Demo

Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher here at KMC Washington DC. Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.


Gen Samten

Gen Samten, the Resident Teacher at KMC NY will lead the silent retreat. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s most profound teachings in a practical and accessible way. Gen Samten carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights on retreat.

Detailed Pricing

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.

*Onsite accommodation is available – rooms are available subject to availability. 
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All proceeds go towards the International Temples Project.

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