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.

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.

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.