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
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.

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.

Sep
26
Thu
Institute Closed for Private Rental
Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day
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.

Feb
15
Sat
Yamantaka Drubchen – closed retreat
Feb 15 – Feb 23 all-day

Our Annual Yamantaka Drubchen. This is a closed retreat, by application only. The Institute campus is closed to visitors during this retreat.