Post Fall Festival Retreat

Reversing Negativity

We have almost unlimited potential – for happiness, love, compassion, purity of our wishes, and purity of our view and outlook on life. We can shed anxiety, craving, jealousy, and other unproductive states of mind and become someone completely enlightened.

The Founder of Modern Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, explains 11 “reversals” to accomplish along this spiritual path. Following on from the teachings of the International Fall Festival, we will investigate these reversals, looking practically at what we can do to move past old habits to a more enlightened future.

Through practicing the stages of the path, we will gradually heal our mind and be able to heal others as well. In this short retreat, Gen Rinzin will guide us in exploring the eleven reversals, and we will also
engage in the beautiful Medicine Buddha practice for healing our self and others.

Gen Kelsang Rinzin, from KMC Washington in Seattle, will share with us inspiration from the International Kadampa Fall Festival in Spain:  a special opportunity to receive teachings from this powerful and sincere teacher, and to immerse ourselves in meditations from the Festival.

Regardless of previous experience, everyone welcome!


Gen Kelsang Rinzin was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 2004 and taught at Heruka Buddhist Center in Fort Collins, Colorado for 15 years. He was appointed to the Resident Teacher position at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington and began teaching here in October 2020. Gen Rinzin communicates his love of Dharma with a down-to-earth approach and humor that helps the listener appreciate and understand the teachings and put them into practice. His teachings are clear and practical, making them easy to apply to modern life.

  • Location

    Edenvale Retreat Centre

    4330 Bradner Road
    Abbotsford, British Columbia

  • Date

    Saturday, October 21, 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Schedule

    10:00-11:00am session 1
    11:30-12:30pm session 2


    2:00-2:45pm session 3
    3:00-4:00pm session 4 with Medicine Buddha Prayer

  • Cost

    Post Festival Retreat fees include a delicious vegetarian lunch and refreshments.



  • How to register

    Register using the yellow “Pay Now” button below.

    Please register as early as possible to help us make arrangements for the retreat.

    Please note that our system is not automated, so you will not receive a response to your booking immediately.

    If you have any questions, please phone 604-853-3738 or email


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