Retreats

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

May 5 - 11, 2016
Presentation Center, Los Gatos, CA
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 excellent facilities close to the San Jose airport (about 20 min.…

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. As time nears, we will send a daily schedule to all registrants for Rinpoche’s first Crestone retreat. These teachings will be Rinpoche’s through recorded video and audio each day and may be accompanied by gentle yoga and/or chi gong practices that Rinpoche feels are supportive of meditation practice. There…

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.

Teachings on the Bardo Experience: A Bardo Retreat

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.

Advanced Dzogchen Retreat

August 31 - September 6, 2016
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, New Hampshire
Actual retreat title and description to be announced. 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.  

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…