Jul 05

Booking now open for the Weekend Retreat with Gen Kelsang Tonglam

Dancing in the Play of Impermanence

Mariapolis Peace of Tagaytay, Tagaytay City, September 29-October 1

with Gen Kelsang Tonglam

A retreat on the stages of meditation on gross and subtle impermanence. Through familiarizing our mind with the ever changing nature of reality, we can dance through life with freedom and joy and welcome wholeheartedly whatever arises.
Over the weekend, we invite you to join Gen Kelsang Tonglam to develop this positive  mind and engage in a series of  meditations through which we can discover the nature of reality that will give us the freedom and joy we desire.
The course begins with dinner and an introduction on Friday night and finishes with lunch on Sunday.

The Teacher

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 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.

The Venue

The Focolare Movement has generously agreed to host us at Mariapolis Peace, their main center in the Philippines and in Asia. It is located on the ridge overlooking Taal Lake, 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 dormitory type for six persons.
All rooms have no air-conditioning but are provided with electric fans. Our hosts assure us that the place is cool during our stay.

Retreat Timetable

Day 1, September 1, Friday

Registration:   3:00pm – 7:00pm

Dinner:              7:00pm – 8:00pm

Introduction:    8:15pm – 9:30pm


Day 2, September 30, Saturday

Breakfast:       7:00am – 8:00am

Teaching 1:        8:30am – 9:45am

Guided meditation and discussion: 11:30am-12:15pm

Lunch:              12:00nn – 1:00pm

Teaching 2:       3:00pm – 4:00pm

Guided meditation and Q&A: 4:30pm-5:15pm

Dinner:              7:00pm – 8:00pm

WFJ Puja:  8pm-9pm


Day 3, Oct. 1, Sunday

Breakfast:        7:00am – 8:00am

Teaching 3:       10:00am – 11:00pm    

Lunch:              12:00pm – 1:00pm

Departure:       2:00pm






Prices are quoted per person. Limited slots, so book quickly.
Retreat Fee inclusive of vegetarian meals – PhP 2,500 per person.
Rooms per person:
Solo – PhP 2,200 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 September 18, 2017.