Centre Retreats at AKBC

Vajra and BellVajrayogini Retreat

Saturday 12 January
9:30 am –  4 pm
with Kelsang Kunden

Join us for a guided meditation retreat on the self generation practice of Buddha Vajrayogini with Blissful Path sadhana.

Please note updated session Times
9:30 – 11am
11:30 – 1pm
2:30 – 4pm
4:15- 4:45 pm Vajrayogini with tsog

Kelsang Kunden will guide three sessions on the practice of Vajrayogini, based on the new practice, Blissful Path composed by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for busy modern people. In this retreat we will focus in particular on the practices of divine pride and clear appearance. In each session Kunden will explain and guide a meditation on a different aspect of these essential practices. Therefore, to understand the practice fully it is important to attend all three sessions. This retreat is essential for those who have recently received the Vajrayogini empowerment as well as for those who wish to deepen their familiarity with the practice and give their practice a renewed boost of inspiration.

For Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only.

Free for Centre Members.

Amitayus Retreat

Buddha Amitayus is the Buddha of Long Life, Wisdom and Good Fortune.  In this context ‘yoga’ means special way of relying on our Spiritual Guide in the aspect of Buddha Amitayus.  By engaging in this practice we can increase our lifespan, develop wisdom, and accumulate merit.
Each session will include chanted prayers in English and unguided meditation.


Session 1 – 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Session 2, 10:45 am – 12 pm
Session 3, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Session 4, 3:45 pm – 5 pm

Come to one session, or come to them all. No registration necessary.

$5 per session | $15 per day.
Free for Centre Members.

Lamrim retreatLamrim Retreat

4 – 10 January
9pm – 5pm

Join us for a meditation retreat on Lamrim (the stages of the path to enlightenment). This retreat that will enable us to go deeper into our meditation to gain deeper experience of Buddha’s essential teachings.

Session Times
9am – 10:15pm
10:45 – 12pm
2pm – 3:15pm
3:45pm – 5pm
The retreat will end with Offering to the Spiritual Guide prayers at 2pm on Thursday 10 January.

Each session will consist of a teachings, time for individual reading and contemplation and a guided meditation and question and answer. Day by day we will progress through the stages of the path from realizing our precious human life to the developing the wisdom of superior seeing. Everyone welcome, regardless of background or experience.

Come to one session, or come to them all. No registration necessary.

$7 per session | $25 per day.
Free for Centre Members.