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Cakrasamvara Drupchen

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm MST


Led by Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee
the Garchen Institute Lamas

July 27 – 31
(In person arrival is July 26)

Cakrasamvara is the main yidam of all Kagyu lineages, and the central deity practiced in the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. Cakrasamvara is centered around using bliss and emptiness, the nature of phenonmena, to recognize and rest in our true nature or Buddha essence.

We are delighted to offer this powerful in-person Cakrasamvara Drupchen which includes night practice sessions, which keeps the mantra going constantly.

On July 27 the Cakrasamvara drupchen begins with an empowerment. Each day there will be teachings and practice sessions. The drupchen ends on July 31.

Led by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee
August 2 – 16
Application Required

Following the drupchen is an additional 15-day Cakrasamvara Intensive Retreat led by Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee.  This is a profound opportunity to deepen your practice of Cakrasamvara under the guidance of Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee. He is a master teacher of the Cakrasamvara practice and three-year retreat master at the Garchen Institute.

For those of you attending the Cakrasamvara Intensive Retreat, preparations begin on August 1. For the Intensive Retreat, participants will need to pay for their food orders, which staff will deliver during the retreat, and participants will prepare their own meals during the retreat. This retreat starts on August 2 and ends on August 16.

This Cakrasamvara Intensive Retreat is a unique combination of solitary and group practice. The retreat is entirely silent except for the regular question and answer sessions with the retreat master.

The rare conditions of this retreat will help deepen your practice of Cakrasamvara under the guidance of such a precious teacher!

SAMAYA (Sacred Promise to Your Teacher) for Taking the Cakrasamvara Empowerment
– Never lose your love for others
– Recite the Cakrasamvara 600,000 times during this lifetime

IN PERSON SCHEDULE for Cakrasamvara Drupchen
July 26 | Arrival time between 1 – 5 pm PDT
July 27 – 30 | Cakrasamvara Drupchen
July 31 | Cakrasamvara Drupchen ends at 12 pm PDT and Departure by end of day

IN PERSON REGISTRATION for Cakrasamvara Drupchen
Click here to register for in person attendance.

Click here to apply for Karma Yoga service to receive a reduced rate.

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Cakrasamvara Drupchen
Click here to register for online participation.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION for Cakrasamvara Intensive Retreat
– Please note, attendance of the drupchen is required in order to attend the Cakrasamvara Intensive Retreat.
– Email questions@garchen.net for an application.
– The retreat is limited to 6 participants, so request an application soon.
– We are accepting applications until June 28.

Garchen Institute offers all our online dharma programs for free. We can do this due to the generosity of the sangha.
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July 27 @ 8:00 am MST
July 31 @ 5:00 pm MST