Upcoming Retreats

Power of Mantra: Wisdom & Compassion
  • Camp - Full Cost – $180.00

Date & Time Details: Thur, September 22 - Sun, September 25

Location: Vajrapani Insitute

Power of Mantra Retreat – Wisdom & Compassion

Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten

September 22 - 25, 2022

The first of three complimentary, weekend retreats to the Power of Mantra series with Ven. Yönten.  This weekend retreat aims to demystify Deity-Yoga (Buddhist Tantra) practice for students of Buddhism who are newer to these practices and also invites depth and richness to the practice of senior students. This retreat will explore the main Kriya (Action) Tantra deities of Manjushri (Wisdom) and Chenrezig (Compassion) introduced in the online program.  Being a participant of the online program isn’t required, but strongly recommended.

This retreat will be a mediation intensive to allow students to dive deeper into the sadhanas (tantric practice manuals) specific to the deity-yoga practices taught in the Power of Mantra Tue/Thu class.

There will be four deity-yoga meditation sessions that will include prayers, mantra chanting, and silent meditation, as well as one session a day devoted to Q&A to  clarify practice and questions that may arise.


Thur, September 22 – Sun, September 25


Respect for Tantra and having Buddhist Refuge are a requirement for attendance.

Schedule (tentative):

Thursday, Sep 22
  • Registration: 2-4pm
  • Introduction to Vajrapani Institute: 4-5pm
  • Dinner: 5-6pm
  • Evening Session: 7-8:30pm
Friday, Sep 23 & Saturday, Sep 24
  • Session 1: 7-8am
  • Breakfast: 8-9am
  • Session 2: 9-12pm (with breaks)
  • Lunch: 12-1pm
  • Karma Yoga / break: 1-2pm
  • Session 3: 2:30 – 5pm
  • Dinner: 5pm-6pm
  • Session 4: 7:00-8:30pm
Sunday, Sep 25
  • Session 1: 7-8am
  • Breakfast: 8-9pm
  • Clean & Packup: 9-10am
  • Session 2: 10-12pm
  • Lunch: 12-1pm
  • Departure: 1-2pm



Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten
Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is currently the Chaplain and Lecturer of a Buddhist Studies at Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon. Ven. Yönten has been a nun since 2003.  Buddhist since her teenage years, Ven. Yönten moved to Australia and studied extensively under Gyurmé Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (at Chenrezig Institute, AU) from 2002-2009 before moving to India to study at Thosamling Institute 2010-2011. In 2012, she became an accredited In-Depth Registered Teacher with FPMT and was requested to become the Resident Teacher at Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in New South Wales, Australia where she remained for three years and frequently…
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