Apr
7
Sun
Intro to Dharma
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Intro to Dharma @ Garchen Buddhist Institute
Khenpo Tenzin offers a series of Dharma talks – an excellent introduction to learning more about your natural state of wisdom and compassion and why things happen. Valuable tools will be shared to help create more peace and happiness. Stay for the whole day! Bring a lunch, and after the talk eat on our veranda. Stay for Khenpo Tenzin’s free mediation class at 1pm, followed by our profound practice of White Tara at 2pm.
Apr
16
Tue
Mahamudra Month-Long Sealed Retreat
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – May 16 @ 4:00 pm

This retreat is by application only. Contact the office for more information. Fees include tuition, accommodation and meals.

Apr
28
Sun
Intro to Dharma
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Intro to Dharma @ Garchen Buddhist Institute
Khenpo Tenzin offers a series of Dharma talks – an excellent introduction to learning more about your natural state of wisdom and compassion and why things happen. Valuable tools will be shared to help create more peace and happiness. Stay for the whole day! Bring a lunch, and after the talk eat on our veranda. Stay for Khenpo Tenzin’s free mediation class at 1pm, followed by our profound practice of White Tara at 2pm.
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.

Jul
21
Sun
Chakrasamvara Long Sealed Retreat
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm
Chakrasamvara Long Sealed Retreat @ Garchen Buddhist Institute

This is a 3-week silent practice retreat, by application only.

Aug
15
Thu
Vipassana Practice Retreat
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm
Vipassana Practice Retreat @ Garchen Buddist Institute

In this 5-day silent retreat we will practice true insight meditation. Under the guidance of Venerable Khenpo Tenzin, we will sit in nature, in the temple, in the stupa… and quiet our minds to experience their true buddha nature.

Sep
13
Fri
Bodhisattva Retreat 2 with Lopon Barbara Du Bois
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm
Bodhisattva Retreat 2 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.

Oct
25
Fri
Yoga/QiGong/Dharma Retreat
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – Oct 29 @ 5:00 am

For the first time at Garchen Institute!
Led by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin, with yoga/qi gong teachers Joyanna Maria Ananda and Paula Macali, this retreat explores the interconnected nature of body and mind within the context of dharma.

Dec
29
Sun
Winter Event: Long Life, Mahakala, 37 Practices
Dec 29 2019 @ 9:00 am – Jan 5 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Never before offered in the United States, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s teachings on The 10 Perfections of Jetsun Milarepa will be rare and profound indeed. Registration for these teachings will open on November 28th, at 10:00am Arizona time.

Feb
27
Thu
Losar – Tibetan New Year
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and the Garchen Institute Lamas invite you to celebrate Tibetan New Year with them! We’ll begin with a practice for wisdom and peace at 10am, then share a celebratory lunch together! ALL ARE WELCOME!