Legacy Circle

What is the Wisdom Culture Legacy Circle?

The Wisdom Culture Legacy Circle is an important new initiative created by Vajrapani Board Members and former Executive Director Fabienne Pradelle. The goal of the Legacy Circle is to protect the retreat environment and land of Vajrapani for many years to come by bringing together a group of people who choose to make a long-term commitment to Vajrapani. If you also believe that retreat centers are vital for meditators to grow in their practice and realizations, a Legacy Circle commitment could be your way to ensure future generations will get the support they need to grow.

 

What kind of commitments do you have in mind?

It depends on you. For some people it may be prayer commitments as recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche specifically for Vajrapani Institute’s Wisdom Culture Legacy Circle.

 

What’s your Gift Acceptance Policy?

Vajrapani Institute’s Gift Acceptance Policy outlines the guidelines involved in the gift process as well as the standards we uphold to evaluate various kinds of gifts for acceptance. You can review our Gift Acceptance Policy here.

 

I’m in. Who can I talk to?

If you have included The Wisdom Circle Legacy Circle in your estate plans, or would like more information about naming us as a beneficiary of a will, trust or financial account, please fill out the simple form below and we’ll be in touch!

Upcoming Retreats

The Power of Mantra Book

Power of Mantra: Online Class with Ven. Yönten

Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten

September 6 - October 25, 2022
Zoom or In Person drop in
A new series of classes based on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s latest book Power of Mantra.  This series will bring light to the mysteries of Buddhist Tantra in a way that is accessible to beginners, yet which is still profound for the experienced practitioner. By exploring mantra, visualization, symbolism, and technique, a more comprehensive understanding of when and how to properly use these different deity yoga practices can be gained. The weekly class will gradually work through Lama Zopa Rinpoché’s new book, “The Power of Mantra” and includes in-depth companion presentations from Vajrapani’s new teacher-in-residence, Venerable Yönten.  In addition to being…

Book Club: Approaching the Buddhist Path with Ven. Chimé

Venerable Gyalten Chimé

September 14 - November 2, 2022
Zoom
When: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time) Sept 14 – November 2, 2022 (8 classes, but may go longer depending on the group's progression)   Prerequisites: None - Open to all students   Registration: We are using the Zoom video conferencing system for this class. Please register below to receive your online access information.   About The Book:  The Library of Wisdom & Compassion Series was created by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron as a bridge between the extensive and profound Lamrim and the modern mindset and lifestyle. It brings the heart teachings…

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