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At Kailash International Retreat Centre we offer regular silent meditation retreats to allow you to go deeper with your practice. Focused periods of time emphasising spiritual development will provide a solid foundation for a lifetime of practice. Create the space to improve your dharma understanding and meditation experience and return to daily life more grounded, connected and wise.

During retreat it is always quiet and our meditation sessions are as silent as possible beyond the usual chanted prayers and guidance. Outside of sessions people have the freedom to choose to be silent if they wish or to talk quietly and meaningfully with each other if they prefer.

On retreat we stop all forms of business and extraneous activities so as to emphasize a particular spiritual practice. There are three kinds of retreat: physical, verbal and mental. We engage in physical retreat when, with a spiritual motivation, we isolate ourself from other people, activities and noise, and disengage from extraneous and meaningless actions. 

We engage in verbal retreat when, with a spiritual motivation, we refrain from meaningless talk and periodically keep silence. We engage in mental retreat by preventing distractions and strong delusions such as attachment, anger, jealousy and strong self-grasping from arising, and by maintaining mindfulness and conscientiousness.

— Heart Jewel, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

benefits of silence

We offer a variety of retreats at Kailash, including silent retreats. Observing silence is optional but has many benefits: 

Stillness

Enjoy a calm and quiet mind where you can reinforce or strengthen your practice

Focus

Experience a clearer, more lucid mind and develop powerful concentration

Let Go

Drop limiting beliefs, regrets and worries and tap into your true potential

Silence is very beneficial.”
— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Silence is very beneficial.”
Geshe Kelsang
Gyatso Rinpoche

Upcoming Silent Retreats 

Clarity of Mind

Fri 28 – Sun 30 August, 2020
Meditate in the Mountains
Silent Weekend Retreat with Gen Kelsang Devi

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Discover your pure potential

Fri 1 – Sun 3 May, 2020
Meditate in the Mountains
Silent Weekend Retreat with Gen Kelsang Devi

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Summer Retreat 2020

3 – 19 July, 2020
Reflections in The Mirror of Dharma
Silent Retreat guided by Gen Kelsang Devi

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Post-Fall Festival Retreat 2020

31 October – 10 November, 2020
The New Essence of Vajrayana – The Bliss of Compassion
10-Day Silent Heruka Retreat with Gen Kelsang Devi

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Detox your mind – how to purify negative karma

Fri 11 – Sun 13 December
Meditate in the Mountains
Silent Weekend Retreat with Gen Kelsang Devi

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Online Streaming Now Available

Kailash International Retreat Centre is temporarily closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Meditation classes and events are now available online through live-streaming so that you don’t miss out.