Courses | Retreats | Events

Session 1: 10-11.15am
Session 2: 11.45am-1pm


1 Oct. | Half Day Course

Letting Go of Guilt

With Kelsang Sangkyong

Often we are our own fiercest critic and we may find it very difficult to forgive ourself for mistakes we have made. As a result of this we can experience a lot of unhappiness. On this course we learn how to accept ourself as we are, the difference between having regret and feeling guilty, and how we can take full responsibility for our mistakes without being harsh on ourself.


R160 | non-members
R120 | green members
R80 | blue members
Free for gold and benefactor members

For more information about membership please click here.

book now

In-Person or Online

14 -20 Oct. | International Fall Festival 2022

Wisdom & Devotion

Empowerment of Buddha Green Tara & Commentary to the 21 homages

With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

During the 2022 Fall Festival, Gen-la Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Green Tara and give special teachings on the sublime twenty-one homages based on a transmission she received directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Green Tara is a female enlightened being, the manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas, who protects living beings from outer and inner obstacles and guides them to the attainment of all the stages of the path to enlightenment.

more info & booking


Friday 28 Oct.
19.30-20.45: Introduction

Saturday 29 Oct.
9.00-10.15: session 1
11.15-12.30: session 2
14.30-15.45: session 3
16.45-18.00: session 4

Sunday 30 Oct.
9.00-10.15: session 5
11.15-12.30: session 6

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


28-30 Oct. | Away Retreat

The Sweet Taste of Compassion

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

We can often feel as if we are an island, somewhat isolated from everyone else, and we may see life as a struggle against others who seem to prevent us from getting what we want. On this retreat we learn to recognize how interrelated and interdependent we all are, and that in fact we are all equal members of a big family of living beings. Holding this recognition will help us to develop love and compassion for others and this will make us feel positively connected, and it will be a true source of peace and happiness for ourself and others.

Hearth & Soul Eco Farm
Hearth & Soul eco farm and spiritual retreat is cradled in the heart of the Overberg. Surrounded by trees and mountains, the farm is a creative and inspirational sanctuary, a sacred space for meditation, reflection, healing, transformation and rest.

Single room | R2700
Shared room (two persons) | R2300 per person

(Prices are all-in, including the retreat sessions, accommodation, food and refreshments)


book now