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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Sunday Practice

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



  Introduction to DHARMA

by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin

 Open to the Public

April 7th & 28th / 10-12pm

Every Sunday when there is no other event

Learn How to Meditate 1pm – 2pm  & White Tara Practice  2 -3:30pm 

Heart Teachings on the Way of the Bodhisattva

Series of 3 Retreats on the 37 Bodhisattva Practices

By Lopon Barbara DuBois

May 31st  – June 2nd

September 13th-15th


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