a day retreat

Learn a sequence of much-loved and time-honoured meditations called taking and giving, part of the ‘training the mind’ teachings explained in the book Eight Steps to Happiness. 

These meditations are powerful methods for deepening our love, compassion and wisdom. The practice of taking and giving helps us transform self-centred attitudes; develop the good heart of compassion, our Buddha nature; gain practical experience of emptiness, the true nature of reality; and even heal physical illness. 

Gen Delek will explain and guide meditations on this day retreat. Join us at Cedarbrooke Chateau in Mission for one, two, or all three sessions. Enjoy the time between sessions to relax, refresh, and spend time in the company of like-minded spiritual friends.

Everyone is welcome to this short retreat.

a short video

Gen Delek explains about the retreat in this short video


Gen Kelsang Delek is the Resident Teacher of KMC Fraser Valley and a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). She has been a Kadampa Buddhist nun and Teacher under the guidance of her Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, for almost 30 years and has been the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Centres in Canada, Japan and the UK.

  • When

    Saturday, March 9th

    10:00am-11:00am Talk & meditation
    11:20am-12:20pm Talk & meditation
    1:30pm-2:30pm Talk & meditation

    You are welcome to attend one, two or all three sessions.

  • Where

    Chartwell Cedarbrooke Chateau
    Theatre Room, (upstairs)
    32331 7th Avenue

    Directions to Cedarbrooke can be found here.

    This retreat is in-person only

  • Cost

    Full retreat
    $45 non members
    $25 members
    Includes delicious refreshments and a vegetarian lunch

    Partial retreat
    If you want to attend just one or two sessions, please contact Jill at ad@kmcfv.ca for pricing

  • What to expect at the course

    Gen Delek will teach and guide meditations on this retreat. It will be divided into three parts, each with a meditation and a talk. To receive the full explanation of Taking and Giving it is advised to attend the whole day. There will be breaks for refreshments and lunch.

    A selection of books will be for sale. The retreat is based on the book How to Transform Your Life, which you can also download as a free eBook.

    There is no need to wear special clothing and seating is in chairs. We look forward to seeing you there!


  • How to register

    Please pre-register using the buttons below.
    If you are attending the whole day, your early registration helps us gauge numbers for refreshments and lunch. Thank you for helping us in this.


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