Upcoming Retreats

Consecration of the Prayer Wheel and Talk about the Benefits of Holy Objects

His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche

May 31, 2024

Join us for a Once in a Lifetime Event!

After almost 22 years, we are finishing the Wheel of Great Compassion, our prayer wheel housing over three quadrillion mantras! Thanks to countless donors, builders, engineers, painters, past staff, directors, and SPCs we have finished Lama Zopa’s incredible vision for Vajrapani Institute.

We are incredibly fortunate to have His Eminence the 7th Yongzin Ling Rinpoche accept our invitation to consecrate the prayer wheel during Rinpoche’s S.F. Bay Area tour, as well as give a public talk on the Benefits of Holy Objects.


About our Prayer Wheel:

The prayer wheel was a started nearly 22 years ago when our precious Guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, gave the advice to build a large 10ft x 7ft prayer wheel on the land at Vajrapani Institute to be filled with “as many mani mantras as possible.”  Over the nearly 2 decades, and the gift from Rinpoche of new nano film technology, we have finished our prayer wheel more than 3 quardillion mantras of om mani padme hum.  

For more information on the prayer wheel and history, please see our prayer wheel webpage.


About the Event:

This is a free event and we welcome anyone and everyone.  We expect a very large crowd so please register asap so we can plan parking, carpooling, and possibly shuttles from local parking lots.



  • 8:30am-9am: Guests arrival – please arrive early to give time to park, check in, and be ready to greet Rinpoche
  • 9:30-10am – H.E. Ling Rinpoche arrives
  • approx 10am – 11am – Consecration
  • approx 11am – 12pm – Talk about Importance of Holy Objects
  • 12:30-1:30 – Light lunch


Carpooling to this event is highly recommended as parking is limited.  If numbers exceed 50 registrations, we will look at local shuttling options as well.  Register early so we can plan for this incredible event.


We hope you will join us for this monumental milestone in Vajrapani’s history!



His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche
His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was born in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, in 1985. In 1987, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnation of His Holiness the 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche (1903 – 1983), who was the most Senior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The 6th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche was His Holiness’ main teacher and spiritual advisor throughout his lifetime and accompanied His Holiness when he fled into exile from Tibet in 1959. His Holiness refers to him as “my Root Guru”.  He was also the 97th Gaden Throne…
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