• <span style="color: #900000"><strong style="font-weight: 500">VAJRAYANA RETREAT</strong></span>

Vajrayana Retreat—2017

Friday, 15 September—Sunday, 1 October

Having attained this precious human existence, may one not put it to waste but allow it to become the basis of mindful awareness in its engagement with the phenomenal world, aware of what to abandon and what to cultivate. May the permeating mindfulness that purifies negativities and accomplishes positive karma become the basis and the foundation of ultimate realization for the benefit of all sentient beings and free them from the bondages of duality.

—Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Vajrayana Retreat 2016
Mindrolling Lotus Garden is overjoyed to announce Vajrayana Retreat 2017, which is essential for those who wish to continue with the dzogchen practices and Three Roots cycle already begun under the most excellent guidance of Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche.

During the first section of this retreat (Vajrayana I), Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will continue to bestow teachings on trekchö for those who entered this cycle last year. In the Vajrayana II section, the cycle of Three Roots and the practices of the profound yogas in the context of chö gar (dharma encampment) will continue for those who have been receiving these extraordinary transmissions, teachings and practices.


–Thursday, September 14: Arrival Day for VR I
Vajrayana I – September 15 – 21:
Transmission and continuation of teachings on trekchö with practice sessions.
Adhishthana (Blessings) Special Event Day – Thursday, September 21:
–Thursday, September 21: Departure for VR I
–Thursday, September 21: Arrival for VR II
Vajrayana II – September 22 – October 1:
Chö gar (dharma encampment) and practice of the Six Yogas
–September 27: Preparation for Rigdzin Thugthig Bum Tshog –
–September 28-30: Rigdzin Thugthig drubchö with 100,000 tshog offerings ending on auspicious day of Tse Chu (Guru Rinpoche Day) on September 30.
–Sunday, October 1 – Monday, October 2:
Final departure for all participants still remaining on land.

It is strongly recommended that you stay for the official closing of the entire Vajrayana Retreat, which will take place on the 1st October. If you need to book an extra night of housing on October 1, please contact the registration office.

** Once registered, participants who wish to attend the Adhishthana, should please contact the registration office to book housing for an extra night if needed.

Important: Both Vajrayana I and Vajrayana II registrations are open to those who attended last year’s retreat. Others wishing to attend a section of this year’s retreat must first make a request to practiceandstudy@lotusgardens.org.


If you have questions or concerns, please telephone the Lotus Garden Registration Office at 1.540.778.2405 or send an email to registration@lotusgardens.org.

Last Updated: 28 July 2017

Photo: Rinpoche at Danakosha, Finland