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KMC SAN FRANCISCO 2018 Year at a Glance


January 2
2018 Kick-off class and Happy Half-hour, Gen Kelsang Choma

January 5-8
Great Preliminary Guide Retreat: Doorway to Freedom & Refuge (Intro Talk on Jan 5)

January 12-15
Lamrim Retreat on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Intro Talk on Jan 12)

January 16-18
Lamrim Retreat with Emphasis on Death

January 19-22
Self-creation and World Transformation Retreat, HYT only (Intro Talk on Jan 19)


February 3
Buddha Amitayus Long Life and Good Health Retreat

February 10
Family Day Event

February 16
Public Talk, Awakening the Heart: A New Perspective on Relationships, Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western US National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher, KMC Hollywood

February 17
Day Retreat, Transforming Our Relationships: Meditations for Awakening the Heart, Gen Kelsang Rigpa


March 2-4
California Dharma Celebration, KMC Hollywood: Avalokiteshvara Empowerment, Gen Kelsang Rigpa

March 17
Retreat, Going Deep: Creating Space for Transformation


April 7
NKT Day and Tantra: Pure and Simple Daycourse, Gen Kelsang Choma

April 15
Nyungnay Fasting Retreat: Buddha’s Enlightenment Day

April 27-May 2
NKT-IKBU US National Festival, KMC NY: Buddha Tara Empowerment, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Resident Teacher, KMC Canada


May 13
Special Mother’s Day Teaching & Brunch

May 19
Buddha Maitreya Empowerment, Gen Kelsang Choma

May 25-May 30
NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival, UK: Buddha Prajnaparamita Empowerment, Gen-la Kelsang Thubten, Special Teacher Training and Foundation Program Teacher, Manjushri KMC


June 1-4
Profundity and Clarity Retreat, Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Resident Teacher, KMC Tampa

June 4
Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day Celebration

June 5
Healing Anxiety and Temple Celebration, Gen Kelsang Chokyan

June 22-25
Great Preliminary Guide Retreat: Celebration of Good Fortune, Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat (Intro Talk on June 22)


July 13-16
Great Preliminary Guide Retreat: Streams of Purifying Nectar, Vajrasattva (Intro Talk on July 13)

July 27-August 11
NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival, UK:
Week 1 – Kadam Lamrim teachings, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director
Week 2 – Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments and Commentary, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director


August 18

Self-Initiaton (HYT only)

August 25
Summer Festival Review with Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Rigpa

August 26
Teaching Skills, Gen Kelsang Choma


August 31- September 3
Away Retreat Retreat Canceled.  Please Tranquil Abiding retreat hosted by KMC Hollywood

September 22
Healing Wisdom Workshop and Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day Celebration


October 5-11
International NKT-IKBU Fall Festival, Portugal: Buddha Amitayus Empowerment, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Resident Teacher KMC Canada

October 13
Retreat, Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability (HYT only)
October 19
Work-a-Day for World Peace

October 25
Je Tsongkhapa Day Celebration

October 25-28
Away Retreat, International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, Gen Kelsang Rigpa and Gen Kelsang Choma


November 3
NKT-IKBU International Temples Day Celebration

November 16
Retreat Preparation Talk, Kadam Lucy James, Resident Teacher, KMC Colorado

November 17
Day Away Retreat, Kadam Lucy James

November 18
Public Talk, Kadam Lucy James


November 30-December 3
Great Preliminary Guide Retreat: Celebration of Good Fortune, Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat (Intro Talk on Nov 30)

December 8
Green Tara Empowerment, Gen Kelsang Choma

December 24
Festival of Lights: Compassion for All, Gen Kelsang Choma

December 31
New Years Eve Talk and Celebration, Gen Kelsang Choma