Nov 05

Secret to a Happy Life: Meditation Retreat


Secret to a Happy Life Meditation Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Tonglam

Tagaytay City, February 7-9, 2020

Everyone wants to be happy all the time. But if someone were to ask us how to do this, we would have no clear answer.

In this retreat, Gen Tonglam will explain why Buddha’s teachings, Dharma, are the source of all happiness, and how we can make ourself and others happy all the time by putting Dharma into practice, based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gystso Rinpoche’s book, The Mirror of Dharma with Additions.

Gen Tonglam will also teach us how to improve our meditations so that they are effective in transforming our mind from negative to positive.


The Teachers

Gen 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 25 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

Accoglienza, Inc., formerly Mariapolis Peace, is located on the ridge overlooking the picturesque Taal Lake and Taal 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.


February 7  Friday

•  6.15 – 7:15pm              Dinner

•  7.30 – 9.00pm            Introduction

February 8 Saturday

•  7.00 – 8.00am            Breakfast

•  9:00 – 10:15am             Session 1

• 10:45am – 12:00pm     Session 2

•  12:30 – 1:30pm             Lunch

• 3:00 – 4:15pm              Seeion 3

• 4:45 – 6:00pm              Seeion 4

• 6:30 – 7:30pm               Dinner

• 8:00 – 9:15pm               Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog Puja 

 February  9 Sunday

• 7:00 – 8:00am              Breakfast

• 9:00 – 10:15am             Session 5

• 10:45am – 12:00pm     Session 6

• 12:30 – 1:30pm.             Lunch



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

•. Event Fee inclusive of vegetarian meals –  PhP 2,700 per person. Exclusive of cost of accommodation

•. Room Rates per person

        Single – P3,472.00 for two nights.

       For twin sharing – P2,016.00 per person for two nights. Must find your own  roommate.

       For dormitory (six persons) – P1,232.00 per person for two nights.

Important:  We can only confirm your reservation if you pay in full the total amount due (retreat fee plus room rate) on the date specified in the acknowledgment letter that you will receive from us once we receive your booking.


Book-Now-1Booking ends  5:00pm January 15, 2020.