Celebrating Geshe-la’s Birthday


Friday with Gen Samten

Saturday Offering of Our Faith Retreat

June 3-4, 2022

The Friday Talk and Saturday Retreat will be live ONLY (i.e. not available for replay).

Friday, June 3rd: Special Talk with Gen Samten

In this talk, Gen Samten will share the experience of being at Manjushri KMC and seeing Venerable Geshe-la’s vision unfold. By looking at the life and deeds of Venerable Geshe-la, we can rejoice and develop strong faith in our Spiritual Guide.

Saturday, June 4th: Offering of Our Faith Retreat

Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.

There will be three sessions of retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer. In the evening, the retreat will conclude with Offering to the Spiritual Guide for long life.


Friday, June 3rd
7:30-9pm: Special Talk with Gen Samten
Saturday, June 4th
Offering of Our Faith Retreat
9-10:30am Session 1
11:30am-1pm Session 2
4:30-6pm Session 3
7:30-9:30pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Event Cost

Friday Talk: $10
Saturday Retreat: No Cost

Gen Samten

Gen Samten

Resident Teacher KMC NY

Gen Samten Kelsang is an ordained Buddhist monk and is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York. He has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years and is one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most senior students.

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