Jan 24

Booking now open for the Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment with Gen Kelsang Tonglam

Mariapolis Peace of Tagaytay, Tagaytay City, April 6-8, 2018

Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and Commentary to the Liberating Prayer with Gen Kelsang Tonglam

Buddha Shakyamuni is the founder of Buddhism. For thousands of years Buddha’s teachings have touched the hearts of many transforming their life into one of great meaning and benefit.

During this weekend, we have the opportunity to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni which is a beautiful guided meditation that helps us to make a special connection with Buddha and receive his powerful blessings so that we can experience supreme inner peace.

After the empowerment, Gen Tonglam will give a commentary to the Liberating Prayer – Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni, through which we will understand how Buddha’s love for all beings without exception can protect us from our inner problems such as anger, and is the source of all happiness. By relying upon this supreme unchanging friend, our life will become a truly blissful and meaningful journey.

The Teachers

Gen TonglamGen Kelsang Tonglam is the NKT-IKBU (New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union) National Spiritual Director for East Asia, and Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Hong Kong and Kadampa Meditation Centre Taiwan.

He is a pure disciple who has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinponche for over 20 years. Gen Tonglam renowed 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.

Jun Miranda, the Resident Teacher at Manila Kadampa Buddhist Centre, will guide the meditations. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  for several years. He has a very sincere and practical approach to his teachings.

The Venue

Mariapolis Peace, the main center of Focolare Movement in the Philippines and in Asia, is located on the ridge overlooking the picturesque Taal Lake and Tall Volcano, turning right to Ligaya Drive on the way to the Picnic Grove when driving from the city center. Find it on the map here.


 Available are two-bed rooms with private toilet and bath, and which may be occupied solo, or twin sharing. Also available are six-person dormitories.

All rooms have no air-conditioning but are provided with electric fans.


April 6 Friday
Dinner 6.15-7.15pm
Teaching 7.30 – 9.00pm
April 7 Saturday (New Kadampa Tradition Day)
Breakfast 7.00-8.00am
Blessing Empowerment  10.00am – 12.00pm
Lunch 1.00-2.00pm
Teaching  2.30 – 3.45pm
Guided Meditation  4.15 – 5.00pm
40 Years of Kindness video presentation 5.30 – 6.00pm
Dinner 6.15 – 7.15pm
Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja 7.30 – 9.30pm
April 8 Sunday
Breakfast 7.00 – 8.00am
Teaching  10.00 – 11.15am
Guided Meditation  11.45 – 12.30pm
Lunch 12:30-1:30pm 




Prices are quoted per person. Limited slots, so book quickly.

Event Fee inclusive of vegetarian meals – PhP 2,700 per person.

Room Rates per person:

Solo – PhP 2,500 for two nights.

For twin sharing – Php 1,700 for two nights. Must find your own roommate.

For dormitory (six persons) – PhP 1,200 for two nights.

Important:  We can only confirm your reservation if you pay at least 10% of the total amount due (retreat fee plus room rate).  The payment details will be given in the acknowledgement letter.


Booking ends  9:00am March 15, 2018.