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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's 

90th Birthday Celebration

& Buddha's Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

a free livestream day retreat

hosted by Manjushri KMC

Introduction: Thursday, June 3 | 7:30 – 8:30pm*

Retreat: Friday, June 4 | 9am – 9:15pm*

*Manjushri KMC times

On June 4th, Turning the Wheel of Dharma day, we celebrate the 90th birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.


We remember every day the great kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru & 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.

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will give an introduction on Thursday, June 3 from 7:30 - 8:30pm.
On Friday, June 4, 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.

All of the prayers in this retreat are available in print and digital format from Tharpa.

Session 1  9 – 10:30am*  |  Session 2  11:30 – 1:00pm*  |  Session 3  4:30 – 6:00pm*

Offering to the Spiritual Guide 7:30 – 9:15pm* 

*Manjushri KMC times

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

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, from the book The New Meditation Handbook