Celebrating Compassion

Sharon Salzberg, Gerardo Abboud, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche “celebrating” at the recently completed Celebrating Compassion Dzogchen retreat held at Garrison, NY, in September 2011. (photograph by Bruce Paul Gaber)

Rinpoche and Sharon

2012 Garrison Retreat: Living Dharma in a Speedy World

Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY (Friday, April 6, 2012 at 3:00pm – Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 3:00pm) Living Dharma in a Speedy World Finding a deep well of sanity, peace and well being is possible in the modern world, even with its increasing demands on our time and constraints on our ability to live a … READ MORE


2012 Rinpoche in Minnesota

Exploring the Nature of Mind St John’s University, Minnesota June 6 to June 13, 2012 A Path of Liberation Meditation Retreat with Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche Exploring the Nature of Mind events.r20.constantcontact.com This practice retreat presents a rare opportunity to receive in-depth teachings on the nature of mind from Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche. The nature of mind … READ MORE


garrison/september 2011

Daniel & Tara Goleman with Rinpoche at Garrison, September 2011: the Golemans are close students of Rinpoche and have supported his work for years in many ways. They will host the 2012 Monthlong teachings to be held on Martha’s Vineyard next October/November.


Pundarika Pilgrimage 2011

Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan October 8 – November 11, 2011 View the updated final itinerary and costs as of April 2011 Online registration is open.

Tiger's Nest

Monthlong 2010 Tributes

Following are contributions from retreatants at the 2010 Monthlong in Crestone, Colorado~a summary by Michelle Bernard, poems by Andrea Pucci and M.L. Mackie, and an allegory by Jim Drescher, with photos by Jim Gritz. 2010 Monthlong Retreat with Tsokyni Rinpoche “There will always be space for all of you in my mind.” Thus Rinpoche ended … READ MORE

Rinpoche's Tibetan tent on Yeshe Rangsal land, August 2008

Travelogue August-December 2009

Rinpoche continued his intensive travel and teaching schedule throughout the last six months of 2009. Here are some highlights: August 16 -22, Crestone, CO:  Empowerment–Transmission and Practice In an unprecedented teaching demonstration, Rinpoche gave three empowerments and practice instructions for  Green Tara, Vajrasattva and Guru Rinpoche during this week. Additionally, participants had an opportunity to … READ MORE


2010 News from Osel Ling Monastery

ANNOUNCING the inauguration of the new monastic college at Osel Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal! Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche recently announced that Mingyur Rinpoche will be taking responsibility for Osel Ling Monastery beginning in early 2010. Osel Ling was originally given to both brothers by their late father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. In recent … READ MORE


Devotion Retreat~8/7-13/09 Crestone, CO

Tsoknyi Rinpoche held the first initial retreat considering the matter of devotion this summer in Crestone, Colorado. Krishna Das attended with musicians from his band–tabla player Arjuna and bass player Patrick Hammond–supplementing the retreat with juicy devotional kirtan (call and response) chants throughout the week.


New Shakyamuni Buddha for Crestone Shrine

In August 2009, just prior to the beginning of the Devotion Retreat, Crestone received an exquisite new Rupa for its retreat shrine. After installation, the new Rupa presided over the two Crestone retreats and Month-long. Here is Brady Hogan transporting the statue en route  to his new home.