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Vajrasattva Initiation with Dagri Rinpoche

Event Description


June 27 – 28, 2017



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What is it?

Dagri Rinpoche has agreed to offer a Vajrasattva initiation (jenang) and commentary. On Tuesday evening, Rinpoche will lead us in a motivation and introductory talk beginning at 7:00 PM in the main gompa. On Wednesday morning, Rinpoche will offer a kriya initiation (which includes refuge and bodhisattva vows, but not tantric vows) followed by a commentary in the afternoon.


JUNE 27th

  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Participant arrival and check-in
  • 5:15 – 6:00 PM – Orientation
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Dinner
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM – Dinner clean up
  • 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Motivation/Introduction talk (open to all)

JUNE 28th

  • 10:00 AM – NOON – Vajrasattva Initiation (Jenang)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Commentary on Vajrasattva practice

If your travel arrangements require if you need to stay an extra night please contact the office

  • 27 June 2017 - 28 June 2017

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Teacher Bio

Dagri Rinpoche

Dagri Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Pari (Dagri) Dorje Chang, one of the very great geshes of Lhasa who was the teacher of many lamas, including Lama Yeshe. Dagri Rinpoche was born in Tibet in 1958. He grew up during the Cultural Revolution of 1966 – 1976. After his escape from Tibet in 1982 he completed his 17 years of study of Buddhist philosophy and received the Geshe Lharampa degree.

After Rinpoche’s escape form Tibet, Lama Yeshe committed to support the incarnation through Sera Je, and then when Lama Yeshe passed away, Lama Zopa Rinpoche took on the responsibility.

Dagri Rinpoche is supporting Lama Zopa Rinpoche very much and can teach lam-rim, lojong and philosophy as well as give initiations, conduct fire pujas, and teach tantric commentaries

Camping  $140.00
Main Dormitory  $175.00
Private Room $250.00
Private Room (additional person) $175.00
Full Retreat with Meals $90.00
Wednesday Only with Lunch $60.00
Initiation Only (No meals included) $25.00
Level 1: One Student $105.00
Level 2: Two Students $210.00

10% Membership Discounts are applicable for Members.

Financial Aid is Available!

We want to make retreat available to everyone.  With this in mind, we will gladly work out a payment plan with you. If you need even more assistance, we offer several scholarships. Please note that the scholarship deadline is one month before retreat begins.

If you have additional questions after reviewing the guidelines for payment plans and/or scholarships, please email the Office at