About the Course

LIVE STREAM: Commentary to the Mahamudra Preliminaries Retreat with Gen Kelsang Tonglam
30 December 2020 Wednesday 7:30pm – 9pm
Teaching in Cantonese with English translation

This commentary will remain online until 9pm on 13 January (Wednesday)

Booking Deadline : 12 January (Tuesday)

On line booking has been closed, if you would like to book please send email to booking@meditation.hk .


LIVE STREAM: Mahamudra Preliminaries Retreat with Gen Kelsang Tonglam
3 – 30 January 2021

Teaching in Cantonese with English translation

This retreat will remain online until 9pm on 10 February Wednesday

The Mahamudra meditations explained by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in his book The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra are a quick and straightforward method for accomplishing enlightenment, the real meaning of our human lives.

For these meditations to be effective, we need to prepare our mind through the practice of the Preliminaries. This 4-week meditation retreat will provide a precious opportunity to train in the practice of the four great preliminary guides.

There are 4 sessions each day. Gen Tonglam will give teaching and guide all retreat sessions on 3, 10, 17, 24 and 30 January. Please note that there are no teachings and guided meditations in other sessions.0

Week 1 (3 – 9 January) : Sincerely entering the path (Retreat timetable)

Training in sincerely going for refuge, the gateway to entering Buddhism, and training in compassionate mind of bodhichitta, the gateway to entering the Mahayana, the main path to the state of enlightenment.

Week 2 (10 – 16 January) : Removing obstructions to our spiritual practice (Retreat timetable)

Training in purification practice, the gateway to purifying non-virtuous actions and obstructions.

Week 3 (17 – 23 January) : Attaining a Pure Land (Retreat timetable)

Training in the practice of the mandala offering, the gateway to accumulating the collection of merit and attaining an enlightened Pure Land.

Week 4 (24 – 30 January) : Empowering our mind with the Guru’s blessings (Retreat timetable)

Training in Guru Yoga, the gateway to receiving blessings.

Retreat Fee: $50 per week (not applicable to the Teacher Training Programme and Foundation Programme students of KMC HK).

Booking Deadline : 30 January (Saturday)

During the retreat, we will use The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra book and The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra prayer booklet. Both available in paperback and e-book. If you wish to purchase, please send email to info.asia@tharpa.com.


Please kindly take note of the following:

– This live stream event is available only to those who are currently living in Hong Kong
– Course fee is per person
– We only accept online registration
– A separate registration is required for each person attending the event
– Registration is non-transferrable
– Registration will only be accepted when all necessary information (e.g. name, email address) and full payment has been received
– Live stream links will be sent to your email address by KMC HK and please do not share the links with others
– You can cancel your registration and receive a full refund BEFORE you received the live stream links
– No refunds will be given AFTER you have received the live stream links
– Please send your cancellation request to booking@meditation.hk
– KMC HK reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this live stream event
– KMC HK has done its best to provide a live-stream and is not responsible for the sound and video quality of this live stream event


All course fees are used to run and develop the Centre and spread Buddha’s precious teachings. 

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Tonglam is the National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for East Asia and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong and Kadampa Meditation Centre Taiwan.

Gen Tonglam has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 25 years. He is renowned for his ability to present Buddha’s most profound teachings in simple and most practical ways, injecting a renewed enthusiasm and driving force in our ordinary life.