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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: Feast of Great Bliss (HYT only)

August 25
Inner Buddhist Technology: Post Festival Review
with Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Rigpa

August 26
Teaching Skills, Gen Kelsang Choma


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
Empathy and Emptiness:  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 & 9
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