Refuge retreat

Monday – Thursday, March 8-11
Four day retreat with Gen Kelsang Delek

This retreat is part of the Four Great Preliminary Guides series at KMC Fraser Valley. The four guides are going for refuge and generating bodhichitta, engaging in purification practice, accumulating merit and training in Guru Yoga.

The four preliminaries are like the four wheels of the car. If any of the wheels is missing, the car will not be able to function; and, in the same way, if any of the four preliminaries is missing, we will not be able to make progress in our spiritual practice.

During this retreat, we will get the first wheel on our vehicle: refuge and bodhichitta. Gen Delek will guide two sessions of retreat each day, a precious opportunity to gain experience of refuge and bodhichitta. We will use the prayers Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra available from Tharpa Publications here.


Gen Kelsang Delek is the Resident Teacher of KMC Fraser Valley. Her extensive experience and excellent example are well appreciated by her students. With her practical approach and clear explanations of even the most profound of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Delek inspires us to put Dharma into practice in our daily lives.

  • Schedule

    Monday to Thursday

    Break (45 mins)

  • Cost

    Livestream and Non-members

    General and Study Program members

  • How to register

    Livestream members and non-members please register using the button below.

    Please register as early as possible so that our registrar has time to send you the link.

    After you have registered, you will be sent a link to access the retreat on Zoom.


The best way to take advantage of our courses and classes.

KMC Fraser Valley has 3 levels of membership. Find out more here.


This course is open only to those in our usual catchment area (Fraser Valley, Surrey, Okanagan).

If you live in the Vancouver area, you’ll find online classes at KMC Vancouver

If you live on Vancouver Island or surrounding islands, you’ll find online classes at Bodhichitta KBC

If you live elsewhere, please click this link for your nearest meditation Centre.