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What Happens When We Die?

With Kadam John McBretney

10am to 1pm, Saturday 17 July 2021

As ordinary beings we are bound to die. But what will actually happen to us when we die? We are not our body, so where will we go when our body disintegrates and our mind leaves our body?

Find out the answers to these questions and more, and discover how to make this life peaceful and happy so that we can die joyfully and accomplish the real meaning of human life.

You can attend this event in person or online via livestream.

Session 1 – 10am – 11.15am
Break – 11.15am – 11.45am
Session 2 – 11.45am – 1pm

All sessions are free for members.



2021 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival

The very essence of modern Kadampa Buddhism

July 30 - August 14

Week 1
The Heart Practice

Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim
With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT

The heart of Kadampa Buddhism is the practice of Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment, which is a special presentation of Buddha's teachings that is easily integrated into modern daily life.

By relying on the Wisdom Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden we will quickly gain deep inner experience of Lamrim and transform our life into the very path to enlightenment.

Week 2
Awakening our Buddha Nature

Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, "The gateway through which we enter Tantra is receiving a Tantric empowerment. An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature."

The empowerments and teachings in Week 2 will open the door to Highest Yoga Tantra, the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism and the quick path to enlightenment.

Modern Kadampa Buddhism

Organised by NKT-IKBU, the Festival provides an inspiring introduction to the methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism. You will learn how to integrate the compassion and wisdom of Buddha into your daily life, empowering you to transform yourself, your life and your world.



Post-Summer Festival Retreat 2021

Highest Yoga Tantra Retreat

With Kadam John McBretney

27-30 August 2021

This guided retreat is a wonderful opportunity to develop our experience of Highest Yoga Tantra following the priceless blessing empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini that we can receive at the Summer Festival from Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, the Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT. Gen-la will grant the empowerments and explain the practices of Highest Yoga Tantra.

Through training in these practices on this retreat we can change our basis of imputation from an impure body and mind to the completely pure body and mind of an enlightened Deity. In this way we can quickly become a completely pure being, an enlightened Deity such as Vajrayogini or Heruka, experiencing everything – our world, our self, our enjoyments, and our activities – as completely pure.

Everybody who has received Highest Yoga Empowerment is welcome to attend the retreat. The sessions will be live-streamed and can be attended online or in-person. Please email info@meditateinlondon.org if you would like permission to attend in-person.


Friday 27 August 2021
7.15pm to 8.30pm

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 August
Session 1: 9am to 10.15am
Session 2: 11.15am to 12.30pm
Session 3: 2.30pm to 3.45pm
Session 4: 4.45pm to 6pm
Monday 30 August
Session 1: 9am to 10.15am
Session 2: 11.15am to 12.30pm

All sessions are free for members.


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"Happiness is a part of the mind that experiences inner peace, or peace of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions."

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.” 

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso