Apr
19
Fri
Refuge/Prostrations Ngondro Sealed Retreat
Apr 19 – May 29 all-day

The Refuge & Prostrations portion of the Ngondro retreat is by application only. The goal of the retreat is to fulfill the Refuge/Prostrations portion of the Ngondro. If you are interested in participating, please email us for an application. May all beings benefit!

May
19
Sun
Meditation Class –
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn and practice meditation. Khenpo Tenzin will skillfully guide you through the stages of meditation, showing you how to focus and gentle your mind to reach the state of calm abiding.

White Tara –
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
White Tara - @ Garchen Institute

White Tara is a female buddha of compassion, protection, long life; sometimes called the Mother of all Buddhas, the Mother of Liberation. In this practice we embody, invoke and bestow her blessings to all beings.

 

May
26
Sun
Meditation Class –
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn and practice meditation. Khenpo Tenzin will skillfully guide you through the stages of meditation, showing you how to focus and gentle your mind to reach the state of calm abiding.

White Tara –
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
White Tara - @ Garchen Institute

White Tara is a female buddha of compassion, protection, long life; sometimes called the Mother of all Buddhas, the Mother of Liberation. In this practice we embody, invoke and bestow her blessings to all beings.

 

May
31
Fri
Bodhisattva Retreat with Lopon Barbara Du Bois
May 31 @ 9:00 am – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm
Bodhisattva Retreat with Lopon Barbara Du Bois @ Garchen Institute

Lopon Barbara Du Bois leads us in a weekend retreat of teachings and meditation on the essence of our true nature: compassion and love. This retreat is a sanctuary training ground to nourish our bodhisattva seeds. Our training manual is the 37 Bodhisattva Practices. All are welcome! Lopon Barbara’s fresh, energetic teachings have encouraged and guided seekers of all levels for years. She reminds us that we don’t have to be Buddhists to be bodhisattvas and Buddhas.

Jun
4
Tue
Mandala Offering Ngondro Sealed Retreat
Jun 4 – Jul 4 all-day

The Mandala Offering portion of the Ngondro retreat is by application only. The goal of the retreat is to fulfill the Mandala Offering portion of the Ngondro. If you are interested in participating, please email us for an application. May all beings benefit!

Jun
9
Sun
Meditation Class –
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn and practice meditation. Khenpo Tenzin will skillfully guide you through the stages of meditation, showing you how to focus and gentle your mind to reach the state of calm abiding.

White Tara –
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
White Tara - @ Garchen Institute

White Tara is a female buddha of compassion, protection, long life; sometimes called the Mother of all Buddhas, the Mother of Liberation. In this practice we embody, invoke and bestow her blessings to all beings.

 

Jun
12
Wed
SagaDawa Chenrezig Practice Retreat
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm
SagaDawa Chenrezig Practice Retreat @ Garchen Buddhist Institute

Saga Dawa Duchen commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death (parinirvana) of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. All actions during this time period are multiplied millions of times,so it’s an excellent and important time to practice as much as possible. During this time, we hold a Chenrezig Retreat, followed by Nyungne Practice. All are welcome!