Upcoming Retreats

Experience of the Heart [Sutra]

Don Handrick

July 28 - 31, 2022
Vajrapani Institute
We are thrilled to announce Vajrapani’s first *in person* retreat in over two years! Don Handrick has kindly accepted our request to gather in the redwoods for a heart-centered, immersive experience lacking inherent existence. Level All Levels Silence Level Partial silence In person or Online? In Person! If you cannot attend in person, and would still like to join us, we are offering two evening meditation sessions on Friday and Saturday via zoom. Register here. Retreat Description “Since the I that exists is merely imputed, there is nothing to cherish, nothing to cling to. Good-bye to depression, worries and fears.”…

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Group Retreats allow you to join other students in gaining experience, knowledge, and skills under the guidance of a qualified teacher.


Retreat is especially relevant and useful in today’s busy, agitated world. Retreat offers many different benefits, for a wide variety of people.


Our facilities, including a meditation hall, accommodations, and blessed land are available for rental to spiritual groups of all traditions.

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