Refuge retreat

Buddhism teaches us how live happily in the midst of uncertainty. It offers us simple, practical and scientific methods for finding inner certainty and inner happiness that we can rely on.

Through turning to Buddha (who gave these teachings), practicing Dharma (Buddhist teachings and meditations) and connecting with Sangha (our spiritual community) we find a source of reliable, unfailing refuge. They give direction and purpose to our work life, home life and to all our activities and relationships.

In this annual retreat, we get to contemplate and meditate on refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha; in each session there will also be a lamrim meditation. Gen Delek will give an introduction to the retreat on Friday night and the weekend sessions will be minimally guided.

Everyone is welcome to this short retreat.


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.

  • When

    Friday, April 22
    7:00pm Introduction

    Saturday, April 23
    9:30-10:45am  session 1
    11:30-12:45pm  session 2
    5:00-6:15pm  session 3

    Sunday, April 24
    9:30-10:45am  session 4
    11:30-12:45pm  session 5

  • Where


  • Cost

    $30 Non members
    No charge for members

  • How to register

    Members register by emailing

    Non-members please register using the button below.

    Our registrar will send you the link to access the retreat on Zoom.

    Please note: our system is not automated and depends upon our volunteer registrar sending the link to you. She is very efficient and the link will be sent, but not immediately. Thank you for your patience.

    Need help? Phone 604 853 3738 or email



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

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


The catchment area for our classes includes the Fraser Valley, Surrey, the Okanagan and the Shuswap.

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

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

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