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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WINTER TEACHINGS Long Life Ceremony for H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Jetsun Milarepa’s Ten Perfections

December 29th – January 6th, 2019
We invite you to join us in this extremely fortunate occasion to offer our profound gratitude, love and devotion for our beloved H.E. Garchen Rinpoche with prayers and practices for his long life. We will engage in 2 days of accumulations of Vajrasattva purification, 1 day of Namgyalma practice for His long life and finish with an elaborate extensive long life ceremony celebration. Be a part of this auspicious honoring and heartfelt request by the international sangha for the long life of our inconceivable masterful guide, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche.

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Total White Tara mantras for H.E.Garchen Rinpoche’s long life. Click box to enter your mantras.
Total will be updated regularly.
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