Heart Jewel Retreat

Heart of Kadampa Buddhism 

November 26 | Saturday  10am - 1:30pm  (two sessions) 

Cost: $20 |  member benefit apply 

Pre-registration requested  


Everyone is welcome!


One of the heart practices of the Kadampa Buddhist tradition is called Heart Jewel. The essence of Heart Jewel is to enable us to deepen our wisdom and connect us more deeply to our Spiritual Guide so that we gain real experience from our meditation.

In the first part, we view our Spiritual Guide as the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity and obstructions, accumulate merit (good fortune or karma), and receive blessings or inspiration. This prepares our mind for meditation on the stages of the path to enlightenment and a Mahamudra meditation. In the second part, we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden. Through this, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

“These two practices are the very essence of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. If we practice them regularly and sincerely, we will reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment" Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This is a wonderful follow-up retreat to the Dorje Shugden Empowerment.

Retreat on Heart Jewel 

10am - 11:30am - Session 1

12pm - 1:30pm - Session 2

It is not necessary to have received the Empowerment to attend this retreat.



ABOUT the teacher

Gen Kelsang Tabkay is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. He has been a student of contemporary Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. Gen Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others.