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.
Join us in accumulating White Tara mantras for the Long Life and continued Excellent Health of our beloved guru, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche.
DUE TO THE WINTER STORM
THE GARCHEN INSTITUTE IS CLOSED
February 21 and 22nd.
Introduction to Buddhism
by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin
Open to the Public
March 3rd and 17th and April 7th and 28th at 10-12pm
Every Sunday when there is no other event
Learn How to Meditate 1pm – 2pm
White Tara Practice and World Peace Prayers 2 -3:30pm