Retreats

How to be Happy and Free When the World is on Fire

May 5 - 11, 2016
Presentation Center, Los Gatos, CA
Registration for this retreat has closed. E-mail registrar@pundarika.org for wait-list information. At times, we can be consumed by the difficult problems in our individual lives and the larger world, and moments of finding genuine well-being are rare.  In this retreat, Rinpoche will teach practical ways to discover inner peace.  He will also teach how to fully open our minds and hearts in the great Tibetan Buddhist teachings on Dzogchen. This is an open retreat, and no prerequisites are necessary for registration.  Translator:  Adam Kane Presentation Center is a new retreat location for Pundarika in California with spacious lovely grounds and…

How to be Happy and Free When the World is on Fire

May 16 - 22, 2016
Seminarhotel Jonathan, Chiemsee, Germany
At times, we can be consumed by the difficult problems in our individual lives and the larger world, and moments of finding genuine well-being are rare.  In this retreat, Rinpoche will teach practical ways to discover inner peace. He will also teach us how we can more clearly understand and work with the subtle body and experientially touch the nature of mind through meditation in the Dzogchen tradition. Prerequisites: This retreat is open to all and no prerequisites are necessary for registration. However, you should be committed to stay for the whole retreat. Translation will be provided from Tibetan to…

The Naturally Liberated Mind of the Awakened Ones

May 23 - 29, 2016
Seminarhotel Jonathan, Chiemsee, Germany
Tsoknyi Rinpoche will explain this essential text from the Dzogchen tradition for advanced practitioners. The text was written by the great Dzogchen master Paltrül Rinpoche (1808-1887), and teaches us how to deal with our doubts and misunderstandings within the Dzogchen practice. Tsoknyi Rinpoche regards these teachings as extraordinarily important for all yogins and yoginis who follow the Dzogchen tradition. Tsoknyi Rinpoche will give also an introduction to the preliminary practice called „Ngöndro“, according to the tradition of Chokgyur Lingpa. Participation is open to all who have received the introduction to the nature of mind from a qualified master of the…

A Dzogchen Guide to Living Fearlessly in an Unsettled World

August 1 - 7, 2016
Kingswood Senior School, Lansdowne, Bath, UK
More information about this retreat will be announced when available at www.pundarika.uk.net This retreat opens for registration in April. Visit the above web site and log on to their mailing list!

Crestone Pre-Retreat Practice

August 9 - 11, 2016
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land
Three days (August 9 – 11, 2016) before the first Crestone retreat formally begins (see below), students can begin to practice and acclimatize to the high altitude in Crestone through a mix of Rinpoche’s guided meditations and dharma talks at the teaching tent each day on the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land. There is no registration process for this free pre-retreat. There is no tuition cost for this program and the only prerequisite is that you are registered for Rinpoche’s first Crestone retreat that follows on August 12th. These teachings will be Rinpoche’s through recorded video and audio each day and…

Grounded Body, Open Heart and Clear Mind: A Path to Dzogchen

August 12 - 18, 2016
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land, Crestone, CO
Rinpoche will teach ways that we can ground in our bodies, open our hearts and bring clarity to our minds as a way to not only recognize the essence of awareness, but to stabilize that recognition. This retreat will be an ‘open’ retreat; there are no prerequisites necessary to attend and attending this retreat will satisfy the prerequisite for registering for the second Crestone retreat on the bardo. The parking lot for the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land is at the Stupa of Enlightenment located in Chalet 1, off Camino Baca Grande to the east, between Rendezvous and Hilltop. Available housing…

TEACHINGS ON THE BARDO EXPERIENCE – YouTube DELAYED BROADCAST

August 19 - 24, 2016
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land, Crestone, CO
Registration for this YouTube Delayed Broadcast retreat, Teachings on the Bardo Experience, is now open. The description of the six bardos provides us with great opportunities for liberation while living and dying. Particularly useful are the instructions on the bardo of death and the intermediate states because we can learn how to deal with these extreme situations and use them as profound teachings of the path. Prerequisite: Having attended one open six-day retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche or Tulku Urgyen and having received pointing out instructions from one of them. Registration for this YouTube delayed broadcast retreat will end…

Teachings on the Bardo Experience

August 19 - 25, 2016
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land, Crestone, CO
The description of the six bardos provides us with great opportunities for liberation while living and dying. Particularly useful are the instructions on the bardo of death and the intermediate states because we can learn how to deal with these extreme situations and use them as profound teachings of the path. Prerequisite: Having attended one open six-day retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche or Tulku Urgyen and having received pointing out instructions from one of them. The parking lot for the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land is at the Stupa of Enlightenment located in Chalet 1, off Camino Baca Grande to…

The Subtle Discernment of Awareness: Awakening through Mind, Body and Feelings

August 31 - September 6, 2016
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, New Hampshire
In this retreat, Tsoknyi Rinpoche will help participants focus their discernment of true awareness through intimacy with the truth of our body, mind and feelings and will help us discover the relationship between this awareness and its natural compassion. Prerequisite: Having attended one open six-day retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche or Tulku Urgyen and having  received pointing out instructions from one of them. Registration will open at noon EST on February 24th. For more information about the retreat, housing, and to register, go to http://www.wonderwellrefuge.org/schedule/?EventID=Tsoknyi-Rinpoche-2016  

Bardo Retreat

September 23 - 26, 2016
Genting Highland, Malaysia
Rinpoche will offer a retreat on the Bardo in Malaysia, September 23 – 26, 2016. The location is Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands, Malaysia. For more information about the program, please contact Eddie Wong at etwongsb@gmail.com  

Berne, Switzerland

October 28 - 30, 2016
Berne, Switzerland
Tsoknyi Rinpoche will be giving an evening public talk on Friday, October 28th and two days of teachings Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 2016, in  Berne, Switzerland. More information about Rinpoche’s teaching and the topics he will be covering will be announced when available at www.pundarika.ch Registration for this teaching opens in June 2016.  

Open Heart, Open Mind

November 4 - 6, 2016
Dzogchen Beara Meditation Retreat Center, Beara, Ireland
Tsoknyi Rinpoche will teach us how we can experientially touch the nature of mind through the profound Dzogchen teachings and more clearly understand and work with the subtle body, ego development and how to find and develop “essence love,” which is the hallmark of a truly alive, open and free human being. This retreat will explore the dynamic interplay of the two truths on and off the cushion as a way to integrate every aspect of our lives; that we are Buddha nature and on the path to its realization. This three-day retreat does not have any prerequisites. For more…

The Subtle Body

November 25 - 27, 2016
Hong Kong
Tsoknyi Rinpoche will be teaching on the Subtle Body in Hong Kong November 25-27, 2016. A more detailed description of the retreat and venue details are forthcoming, so please continue to check back. All general inquiries can go to:  pundarikahk@gmail.com or via private message on Facebook page “Tsoknyi Hong Kong.”

Private Teaching for Tergar Hong Kong and Khamtrul Rinpoche Hong Kong Center

November 28 - December 1, 2016
Hong Kong
Tsoknyi Rinpoche will be holding a private teaching (topic to be announced) in Hong Kong November 28 – December 1, 2016 for Tergar Hong Kong and Khamtrul Rinpoche Hong Kong Center. A more detailed description of the retreat and venue details are forthcoming, so please continue to check back. In the meantime, all general inquiries can go to:  pundarikahk@gmail.com or via private message on Facebook page “Tsoknyi Hong Kong.”

Trekcho 1 (Cutting Through)

December 2 - 4, 2016
Hong Kong
Tsoknyi Rinpoche will be teaching a retreat entitled “Trekcho 1” (Cutting Through)  in Hong Kong, December 2 – 4, 2016. A more detailed description of the retreat and venue details are forthcoming, so please continue to check back.   In the meantime, all general inquiries can go to:  pundarikahk@gmail.com or via private message on Facebook page “Tsoknyi Hong Kong.”

Subtle Body

December 9 - 11, 2016
Taiwan
Information about this retreat will be provided at a later date. Please visit www.pundarika.tw for retreat registration information.

Trekcho 1

December 16 - 18, 2016
Taiwan
Information about this retreat will be provided at a later date. Please visit www.pundarika.tw for retreat registration information.

Essential Vajrayana Practice

December 20 - 22, 2016
Taiwan
Information about this retreat will be provided at a later date. Please visit www.pundarika.tw for retreat registration information.

Sang Gyay Say Chig Puja and Empowerment

January 1, 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rinpoche will provide the Sang Gyay Say Chig Puja and Empowerment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 1, 2017.  Please contact Eddie Wong directly at etwongsb@gmail.com for more information.