Post Summer Festival Retreat

This retreat is on lamrim which means ‘stages of the path to enlightenment’. It is a series of clear, step-by-step meditations that show us how to progress on the spiritual path to enlightenment in a way that is perfectly suited to our modern lives.

The retreat is based on the teachings and meditations given in Week One of the 2023 NKT International Summer Festival in England. You do not need to have attended the Summer Festival in order to attend this retreat; Gen Delek will explain and guide each meditation.

From Tuesday to Friday (Part One of the retreat) we will engage in the first two stages of lamrim: initial and middling scope meditations, on basic Buddhist view, meditation and action.

From Friday evening to Sunday (Part Two of the retreat) we will engage in the third stage of lamrim: great scope meditations on the joyful path of a Bodhisattva.

Everyone is welcome to part one, part two, or to the whole 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.


The retreat venue is located in gorgeous Salmon Arm, BC, the perfect place to take a break and unwind. Combine this retreat with a holiday and explore the surrounding mountains, forests and lakes.

  • Where

    2960 Okanagan Ave. S.E.
    Unit 130
    Salmon Arm, B.C.

    The retreat will also be live-streamed for members.

  • Dates

    Tuesday – Sunday 22-27 August 2023
    Part One: Tuesday eve – Friday lunchtime, 22-25
    Part Two: Friday eve – Sunday lunchtime, 25-27

  • Schedule

    Tuesday 22
    From 5:00pm Registration
    7:00pm Introduction and first session

    Wednesday 23

    Thursday 24 

    Friday 25 
    11:00am-12:30pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide prayers. Everyone welcome. No charge.
    Free afternoon
    From 6:00pm Registration for Part Two of the retreat
    7:00pm-8:15pm Introduction and first meditation of Part Two of the retreat

    Saturday 26

    Sunday 27
    Retreat finishes with a barbecue lunch

  • Prayers and books

    Each session will begin with a talk, followed by chanted prayers, then a meditation and will conclude with dedication prayers.

    More details on books and sadhanas (prayers booklets) for the retreat will be posted later.

  • Cost

    Non-members Full Retreat: $175.00

    Non-members Weekend Only: $90.00

    Members Full Retreat: $100.00

    Members Weekend Only: $50.00

  • Food & accommodations

    Accommodations: the retreat is being held in the beautiful, scenic Shuswap area of British Columbia. There are many options for accommodation for all levels of budget, from campgrounds to hotels. Each person is responsible for finding their own accommodation, and we can help with advice if you need.

    Food: between the 3rd and 4th sessions each day we will provide a light supper. On Sunday we will provide a barbecue lunch. Refreshments are provided throughout the day.

  • How to register

    Register using the buttons below which will appear soon. The course is being offered both in person and online.

    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.

    Any questions, please 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.