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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.”…

ONLINE SESSIONS Experience of the Heart [Sutra]

Don Handrick

July 29 - 30, 2022
*ONLINE SESSIONS*
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. For our friends who are unable to attend in person, please join us virtually via zoom on Friday and Saturday night for our evening session from 7:00-8:30pm PST. Level All Levels 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.” —Lama Zopa Rinpoche The Buddha taught that the only way…

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