away retreat

The Supreme Vehicle Away Retreat

March 9- 11, 2018

With Gen Kelsang Rabgye, Resident Teacher of Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Hamilton, ON

and Kelsang Kunden, Resident Teacher of Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Guelph, ON

Gen Kelsang Rabgye (left) and Kelsang Kunden (right)

away retreat

@ Hidden Acres Retreat Centre
1921 37 Line
New Hamburg, ON
N3A 4B5
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About the Retreat

This away retreat in the country will focus on the Supreme Vehicle that is Kadam Dharma and specifically, the ‘four wheels’ that the supreme vehicle travels on. This vehicle is supreme because it offers quick and easy methods to progress and complete the path to liberation and enlightenment. The four wheels of this vehicle are renunciation, bodhichitta, the correct view of emptiness, and the two stages of Highest Yoga Tantra. These four wheels comprise the very essence of all of Buddha’s teachings and enable the attainment of the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in one short human life. Therefore, we need a deep understanding of these ‘wheels’ if we wish to successfully negotiate the path to ultimate joy.

This “away retreat” in the quiet countryside is a special opportunity to gain  deep meditation experience and to enjoy a meaningful holiday in the company of spiritual friends.


Registration will open at noon on January 19. Please register soon as spaces are limited.

More details coming soon.

Course fees (with on-site accommodation)
on-site accommodation includes all meals Friday eve to Sunday lunch
Single room (double bed) –  $185 (still available)
Double room – (twin or double beds) – $175
Triple room – (twin beds and one double) – $160 (still available)
Quadruple room – (twin beds and one double) – $145 (still available)

On-site spaces are limited. Rooms will be booked on a first-come first served basis.
Pillows and blankets are provided. Please bring your own sheets and towel.

Course fees (with no accommodation)
Friday only – $15 (no dinner, add dinner for $5)
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – $100 (no Friday dinner, but all other meals)
Saturday & Sunday only – $90 (includes Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch)
Saturday only – $60 (includes lunch and dinner)
Sunday only – $35 (includes lunch)

We ask that you follow your booking with a 25% deposit by cash or cheque (cheque payable to Samudra Buddhist Centre) by Feb 25 for on-site bookings and March 1 for off-site bookings.

Registration opens Friday, January 19  at noon.

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to register for this retreat, contact Kelsang Gyalchog directly.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, March 9
Session 1 8 – 9:30pm
Saturday, March 10
Breakfast 7 – 8 am
Session 2 8:30 – 10 am
Session 3 11am – 12:30 pm
Lunch 1 pm
Session 4 3 – 4:30 pm
Dinner 5 pm
Offering to the Spiritual Guide 7 – 9 pm
Sunday, March 11
Breakfast  7 – 8 am
Session 5 8:30 – 10 am
Session 6 11am – 12:30 pm
Lunch / Depart 1 pm