January Retreats

Very lovely retreats scheduled here at Vajrapani for the New Year

General Info

What is a retreat? Click here!

Just turn up for sessions, no need to book or attend every session.

If you have not visited us before or are relatively new to meditation please email epc@meditateinhuddersfield.org or ring 01484 943119 to check which retreat is suitable for you.

All sessions have some guidance, some prayers and some silence for meditation. The purpose of the prayers is to prepare the mind for meditation.

Silence is maintained until 1pm in and out of the meditation room to help stay free from distraction.

You are welcome to stay all day. Drinks will be provided.

You may bring your own food too and stay all day relaxing in the café space or going out or walks between sessions.

Please make a donation towards your time with us to cover heating and building costs.

Abiding in Je Tsongkhapa's Heart (Migtsema Retreat) – with Gen Kelsang Varahi

Sunday 29th Dec to Wednesday 8th Jan

Recitation of the Migtsema prayer is a powerful method for increasing our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power. In addition, it can allow us to purify negativity, accumulate vast positive karma, and draw closer to the enlightened state of Je Tsongkhapa. During this retreat, we will generate powerful minds of faith in Guru Tsongkhapa through the blessed practice of Migtsema.


Sunday 29th Dec

1pm- 4.30pm - Melodious Drum (Kangso) Chanted Prayers and Meditation with Offerings

7.15pm - 8:45pm - Introduction to the Migtsema Retreat - Please try to attend this very inspiring introduction to the retreat.

Monday 30th Dec - Wednesday 8th Jan

Retreat sessions will take place at the following times and include the Hundreds of Deities Prayers.

Session 1: 9:15am - 10:45am

Session 2: 11:30am - 1pm

Session 3: 4:30pm - 6pm

Session 4: 7pm - 8:30pm

If you are free and would like to help with our preparations for the retreat please come along to our Centre Cherishing Day on Saturday 28th December between 2pm - 5pm.

– Email admin@meditateinhuddersfield.org if you can help – this can be a different day and time if you cant make the 28th.


Vajrayogini Self Generation Weekend Retreat - with Gen Kelsang Varahi

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th Jan (for HYT practitioners only).

– HYT means Highest Yoga Tantra. For more info on HYT please click here.

– Receiving empowerment of Heruka and Vajrayogini qualifies us to practice HYT. 

For those who have completed a Vajrayogini Counting Retreat there will also be a Vajrayogini Self Initiation on Friday 10th Jan 9:30am - 2pm (Please contact us for further details and to let us know if you will be attending).

Retreat schedule:

Saturday 11th

Session 1: 9:15am - 10:45am

Session 2: 11:30am - 1pm

Session 3: 4:30pm - 6pm

Session 4: 7pm - 8:30pm

Sunday 12th

Session 1: 9:15am - 10:45am

Session 2: 11:30am - 1pm

Session 3: 4:30pm - 6pm - This is the last session and includes Quick Path with Tsog.


Mirror of Dharma Retreat

suitable for all levels - everybody welcome

Wednesday 15th to Monday 20th Jan

On this retreat Gen Kelsang Varahi will guide us through a series of meditations that produce a profound inner peace.

These meditations will be based on the recently published book, The Mirror of Dharma, by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Sessions include short prayers which help settle and prepare the mind for meditation.


Retreat Schedule

Session 1: 9:15am - 10:45am

Session 2: 11:30am - 1pm

Session 3: 4:30pm - 6pm

Session 4: 7pm - 8:30pm


Please note Thursday 16th there will be no morning retreat sessions due to running of the the 11am Thursday Drop In Meditation Class which you are welcome to attend at a cost of £7.