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
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!

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.

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!

Jul
15
Mon
Vajrasattva Ngondro Sealed Retreat
Jul 15 – Aug 30 all-day

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

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
1
Sun
4 Thoughts that Turn the Mind Sealed Retreat
Sep 1 – Sep 29 all-day

The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind retreat is by application only. The goal of the retreat is to delve deeply into the common preliminary practices that strengthen our clarity, commitment and resolve to dedicate ourselves to practice so that we may attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. If you are interested in participating, please email us for an application. May all beings benefit!