Upcoming Retreats

Power of Mantra: Wisdom & Compassion
  • Camp - Full Cost – $180.00
  • Men's Dorm CP – $300.00
  • Men's Quad CP – $330.00
  • Private Room CP - double bed – $390.00
  • Private Room CP- twin bed – $390.00
  • Women's Dorm CP – $300.00
  • Women's Quad CP – $330.00

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 an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Ven. Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tantric College) from 2002 – 2009, completing their Buddhist Studies Program. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)…
Learn more about Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten