Weekend Meditation Retreat Columbia SC

Weekend Meditation Retreat

August 17 – 19 with visiting teacher Kelsang Tabkay
$60 Friday – Sunday (Parts I & Part II)
$5 lunch on Saturday

Meditations that Make Our Life Precious (Part I)

August 17 & 18
$45 or $10/session
$5 lunch on Saturday 

Learn about or become more familiar with the meditations of Kadam Lamrim, through which we can make our life happy and meaningful, temporarily solve our human problems and ultimately find pure and everlasting happiness through controlling our anger, attachment, jealousy, and especially our ignorance.

The Friday evening introduction will help us set an intention for retreat so we can rejoice in our good fortune and meditate with a light, relaxed mind.

The four sessions on Saturday will each include a short teaching and guided meditation. Please register in advance for a vegetarian lunch

For both new and experienced meditaters. Everyone welcome.


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Introduction: 7pm – 8:15pm


Session One: 10am – 11:15am
Session Two: 11:45am – 1pm

Lunch: 1pm – 2pm
Session Three: 2pm – 3pm
Session Four: 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Attaining Complete Purity* (Part II*)
(*Only for those with HYT empowerment)

Sunday, August 19

$20 or $10/session

When we completely purify our mind through Tantric practice, our world, our self, our enjoyments and our activities also become completely pure – this is the state of enlightenment. Attaining enlightenment is therefore very simple; all we need to do is apply effort to purifying our mind through training in Highest Yoga Tantra.

Each session includes a short teaching and a guided meditation.

Session One: 2:30 – 3:45pm
Session Two: 4:15 – 5:30pm

Pay By The Session

For those planning to attend individual sessions during part I and/or part II please register for the number of sessions you wish to attend and/or lunch on Saturday.

About the Teacher

Kelsang TabkayKelsang Tabkay is an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix.

He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others.