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Training in Concentration Silent Retreat 

March 17-19


Cost: See options below | Member benefits apply

Lunch will be provided

Pre-Registration is requested for both online and in-person events

Retreat Summary:

This retreat will be self guided as a follow up to our training in concentration course. This silent meditation retreat offers an opportunity to discover a deeper level of meditation that arises through training in meditation in a systematic way over many sessions. By gaining experience with tranquil abiding by meditating repeatedly and consistently, we become inspired and confident in developing a regular meditation practice after retreat. This superior state of peace helps us make progress in our spiritual journey and improves quality of life.
During the Thursday evening teaching, Gen Tabkay will describe the retreat format and explain how to train in meditation and improve concentration. On Friday and Saturday, silence will be maintained throughout the building and grounds.
Participants can attend one or both retreat days; however,
the Thursday evening introductory session is required. 

Session schedule:


7:00-8:30pm Introductory session (required for retreat participation)


Friday and Saturday session times

Session 1: 9:00-10:00am

Session 2: 11:00am- 12pm

Lunch will be provided

Session 3: 2:00-3:00pm

Session 4: 4:00-5:00pm


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.