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The Garchen Buddhist Institute is a Tibetan Buddhist retreat and teaching center founded by His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. It is rooted in the Drikung Kagyu tradition. The Garchen Buddhist Institute was created by Garchen Rinpoche to establish the Buddha Dharma in the West and to offer opportunities for extended meditation practice for all practitioners.

Whether you are new to Buddhism, or an experienced practitioner, Garchen Buddhist Institute offers programs and teaching events to support you on your path.

Nestled on 95 private acres in the foothills of the Prescott National Forest and surrounded by the San Francisco Peaks, the Red Rocks of Sedona, and Sycamore Canyon – the extraordinary natural beauty is infused with vast blessings. The Garchen Institute is truly an “Island of Enlightenment”, a haven of tranquil beauty and peace.

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Join us in accumulating White Tara mantras for the Long Life and continued Excellent Health of our beloved guru, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. 

Vajrakilaya Drubchen,
Teachings & Empowerment

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche &
Garchen Institute Lamas
November 16th – 24th

Qigong, Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Led by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin, Joyanna Maria Ananda and Paula Macali

October 25th – 29th, 9am – 5pm daily

Through breath and movement, focus and concentration, we will share cultivations and practices to support the body and mind to fully embody the Dharma.

For more information Click HERE.

 Sunday PRACTICE

With Venerable Khenpo Tenzin

Learn How to Meditate 1pm – 2pm  &
White Tara Practice  2 -3:30pm
(Every Sunday when there is no other event – please check our Monthly Calendar)

Love is the only cause of happiness. It’s nature is all pervasive like space. Love is the sunlight of the mind.  ~H.E. Garchen Rinpoche