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25 Dec. | Chanted Prayers

Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja

Chanted prayers with tsog-offering ceremony. A special way of celebrating 25th of December!

With Kriss Barker

This beautiful practice, compiled by the first Panchen Lama, is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa. The main practice is meditation on reliance upon our Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong). By relying upon our Spiritual Guide as one with Je Tsongkhapa, our compassion, spiritual power, and especially our wisdom will naturally increase.

Everyone is welcome. Entrance is free.

Session 1: 67.15pm
Session 2: 1011.15pm
Session 3: 23.15am
Session 4: 67.15am
Session 5: 10-11.15am
Session 6: 2-3.15pm


31 Dec – 1 Jan | Tara Six Session Chanting

A Blissful Start of the New Year

With Kriss Barker

If we rely upon Mother Tara sincerely and with strong faith she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Since she is a wisdom Buddha, and since she is a manifestation of the completely purified wind element, Tara is able to help us very quickly.

If we recite the twenty-one verses of praise we shall receive inconceivable benefits. These praises are very powerful because they are Sutra, the actual words of Buddha. It is good to recite them as often as we can.

Here we engage in Tara practice in six sessions over 24-hours. The sessions are about 1 hr 15 min long, and are done every four hours.

Everyone is welcome to attend any or all the sessions. No experience is necessary. Entrance is free.


20-21 Jan. | Buddha Amitayus Retreat

Long Life, Wisdom & Good Fortune

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

On this retreat, that for auspiciousness is traditionally done at the beginning of a new year, we will engage in the meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life. This beautiful practice helps us to increase our lifespan, wisdom, and good fortune.

Each session includes chanted prayers, meditations and silent mantra recitation. Long-life pills that have been blessed throughout the retreat will be distributed after the last session on the second day.

A wonderful start of the new year!

The retreat is held at Tushita KMC and everyone is welcome. You can join as many sessions as you wish.

This is a free event but donations are welcome. Making donations creates good karma for the year to come.


Friday 16 Feb
19.30-20.45: Introduction

Saturday 17 Feb
9.00-10.15: session 1
11.15-12.30: session 2
16.00-17.15: session 3
19.00-19.45 Heart Jewel puja (optional)

Sunday 18 Feb
9.00-10.15: session 4
11.15-12.30: session 5

(All sessions consist of an explanation, preliminary prayers, and a meditation)


16-18 Feb. | Away Retreat

Liberating Wisdom from the Heart Sutra

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

The Heart Sutra is one of Buddha’s most famous teachings in which he explains the true nature of all phenomena. During this retreat, we explore the profound insights and transformative power of this Sutra. We will gain an understanding of the relationship between our mind and our world, learn a special method for overcoming difficulties in daily life, and see clearly how we can remove obstacles to realizing our full potential.

Goedgedacht Farm
The retreat is held at Goedgedacht Farm which is located on the mountain slopes of the picturesque Riebeek Valley, only an hour from the metropolis of Cape Town. Set in natural surroundings, amidst panoramic olive grove and mountain views, the Goedgedacht Farm provides the perfect setting for a truly magical experience.

Single room ensuite | R2900 (one person)
Double room ensuite | R4800 (two persons)
(Prices are all-in, including the retreat sessions, accommodation, food and refreshments)