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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 75 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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His Eminence Gar Mingyur Rinpoche’s Cremation
October 19, 2018

This morning, October 19th 2018, Lama Mingyur Rinpoche’s corporeal remains were cremated. The ceremony was held under the auspices of His Eminence Lho Bontrul Rinpoche, His Eminence Kyenga Rinpoche, His Eminence Khamtrul Rinpoche from the Nemdo Kagyu Monastery, together with other Drikung Kagyu lamas and the community of disciples. His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche encourages his disciples to offer their dedications and prayers, and to engage in other virtuous practices. Rinpoche also said that the supplications and aspirations made will be accomplished accordingly and blessings will be received.
CLICK HERE to read the letter from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, written to all great masters of all Buddhist traditions, and to ordained and lay followers connected through faith, respect, and deep samaya.
Below is a photo of rainbows within the smoke of the funerary pyre which burned H.E. Gar Mingyur Rinpoche’s remains.

VAJRAKILAYA 
November 10 – 18 2018

Teachings, Empowerment & Drubchen

News on the text, “An Unelaborate Liturgical Arrangement of the Method for Accomplishing Vajrakīla”. Click HERE!

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H.E.Garchen Rinpoche’s long life.
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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. The Garchen Institute Lamas ask that all Rinpoche’s students accumulate mantras from now until Garchen Rinpoche’s Extensive Long Life Ceremony in January, 2019, here in Chino Valley. Hearts filled with devotion and gratitude, hands folded in prayer, we dedicate the merit of our practice so that Garchen, Sun of the Teachings, will remain long, with good health and happiness, for the benefit all beings. “Om Tare Tutare Ture Mama Ayur Jana Punye Pushtim Kuru Swaha”. The Mantra Counter will remain in place, accumulating continuously, until Rinpoche’s Extensive Long Life Ceremony in January.

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