To offer people the meditative tools to recognize the nature of their minds and achieve their highest potential for the benefit of all.
Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture supports the transformation of spiritual teachings into experience through contemplative retreat. As a spiritual community serving the needs of retreaters in all traditions, we are nurtured by the energy of our Tibetan Buddhist founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche, by our teachers and holy objects, and by the stillness of the California redwood forest.
Wisdom – where mind awakens
Harmony– where joy flows
Loving-Hearted– where kindness is
Spaciousness– where all expands
Clarity– where vision is present
Trust– where friends share
Diversity– where all aspects of people are respected.
Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition and is dedicated to preserving Lama Tsong Khapa’s rich living tradition of wisdom and compassion.