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Purification Day Retreat with Gen Kelsang Menla


In this annual day retreat enjoy a simple, cleansing practice for the mind which helps us to let go of mistakes of the past and move forward free from guilt and bad habits. Gen Menla will focus on the four special ways to remove negative karma known as the ‘four opponent powers’. Feel your unhappiness and obstacles fall away as you recite the mantra of Buddha Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification, and draw out your potential for pure happiness


Session #1: 10am - 11:15am
Tea Break: 11:15am - 12pm
Session #2: 12pm - 1pm
Lunch: 1pm - 2:30pm
Session #3: 2:30pm - 4:00pm (includes discussion and Q&A)


Who is Buddha Vajrasattva

Buddha Vajrasattva is the aggregate of consciousness of all the Buddhas, appearing in the aspect of a white-coloured Deity specifically in order to purify sentient beings’ negativity. He is the same nature as Buddha Vajradhara, differing only in aspect. The practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva is a very powerful method for purifying our impure mind and actions.



Gen Kelsang Menla has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and was requested by him to become the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas in June 2017. Gen Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has worked and taught within the New Kadampa Tradition for many years. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.

Cost & Registration

$40 At the door
$20 Half-day (2 sessions)
$30 Seniors and students (Full day)
Free for Sponsors and Benefactors



Abundant metered street parking is available on LamarLawsGriffinMungerCorbin and Ross and is just $.50/hour.  Download the Parkmobile app on your phone, it's super easy!

A number of lots and garages are also available within walking distance for $6/ day and $7/day.

Parking is not validated on Saturdays.


Earlier Event: December 4
Creating Inner & Outer Peace
Later Event: December 15
Buddha Shakyamuni Blessing Empowerment