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. 

 Sacred Chants to Tara

Led by Mercedes Bahleda  

September 24, 2019 – Dakini Day!

7 – 8:15 pm 

 Offered for the first time! Don’t miss this special evening gathering, with Mercedes Bahleda’s amazing kirtan chanting and inspirational story telling accompanied by Will Duncan on the tabla drums.   All are Welcome!  

For Event Details Click  HERE .

 September Bodhisattva  Retreat

Led by Lopon Barbara DuBois
September 13 – 15, 2019

Join us for this wonderful teaching and practice retreat. Guided by our beloved Lopon Barbara DuBois, we will explore and nurture our self-existent bodhisattva nature – loving and brave – using “The 37 Bodhisattva Practices” as a manual. 

For event cost and details click here .

To Register:  Call or email the office today!
928-925-1237 / questions@garchen.net

 Amitabha Mantra Retreat

Led by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
September 21 & 22, 2019

9 – 5pm daily

Join us for the practice retreat of Amitabha, Buddha of Infinite Light. A powerful method to alleviate the suffering of self-grasping, and to cultivate Bodhicitta; the intent to benefit all sentient beings.

For event cost and details click HERE.

To Register:  Call or email the office today!


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