Class Dates
MAR25, 26, 27

Sat 25 Mar - Mon 27 Mar
with Gen Kelsang Sanden & Gen Kelsang Delek
Sat 25 Mar - Mon 27 Mar
Gen Kelsang Sanden & Gen Kelsang Delek

Location: Rivendell – Bowen Island · 600 Rivendell Drive


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Join us for this peaceful retreat set in the tranquil grounds of Rivendell Retreat Centre in Bowen Island.

Not far from the Lower Mainland, nestled in the forest with spectacular ocean views, this retreat offers two days to relax, restore and explore inspiring, insightful and life-changing meditations.

Using the book Eight Steps to Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will be guided into some of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, giving us clear methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our life.

Leave inspired and take home ancient wisdom that will help you find greater happiness and meaning in your busy, modern life.

The retreat will be led by two Kadampa Buddhist Teachers from the Lower Mainland, Gen Kelsang Delek and Gen Kelsang Sanden.

It is suitable for those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners. The retreat schedule allows plenty of time for quiet relaxation, enjoying delicious vegetarian meals and walking in the beautiful surroundings.

Saturday March 25th  
5:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Introduction
Sunday March 26th  
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Session 1
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Session 2
12:30 PM Lunch
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM Session 3
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Session 4
Monday March 27th  
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Session 5
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Session 6
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Clean-up


Cost below includes all sessions, ensuite accommodation, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch.

Shared 2 twins or queen bed bedroom
$280/person for members.
Single occupancy twin bed room
$430 for members
Single occupancy queen bed room
$470 for members
$180 non-member. $110 for members (Includes food)

**We only have accommodation available for 27 people in single and twin shared rooms.  Accommodation will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Please book early!


Registration is open as of 9AM Monday February 6th.

Gen Kelsang Sanden is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver. He has been a long time student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. He is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.

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.

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