Upcoming Retreats

  • Commuting – $174.00
  • Camping – $216.00
  • RV/Camper Van – $242.00
  • Women's Dorm – $266.00
  • Men's Dorm – $266.00
  • Women's Quad – $368.00
  • Private Room- Twin Bed – $470.00
  • Private Room- Double bed – $470.00
  • Private Cabin #1 - "Vajrapani" – $520.00
  • Private Cabin #2 - "Chenrezig" – $520.00
  • Private Cabin #3 - "Vajrayogini" – $520.00
  • Private Cabin #4 - "Chakrasamvara" – $520.00
  • Private Cabin #5 - "Tara" – $520.00
  • Private Cabin #6 - "Yamantaka" – $520.00
  • Private Cabin - Most Secret Cabin – $520.00

Lamrim Weekend Only

Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa

August 23 - 25, 2024

About the Retreat

This is the complimentary retreat to the full Lamrim and Yamantaka Commentary retreat with our kind and compassionate guru, Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa.

Use this page to register for the Friday to Sunday Lamrim only teachings.  No highest yoga tantra required.

Rinpoche will begin with two days teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa’s famous prayer, The Foundation of All Good Qualities. A concise and stirring outline of the Lam-Rim, the prayer covers the entire graduated path to enlightenment, short enough to recite every day, profound enough to study for a lifetime.

If you are looking to register for the full retreat of Lamrim teachings and Yamantaka Commentary, please register through this page:

Lamrim with Yamantaka Commentary Retreat Page

 

Registration Closes

August 18, 2024

 

Prerequisites

Participants in this retreat must have sincere faith in the Buddhadharma, a solid foundation in the Lam Rim (Graduated Path to Enlightenment)

 

Schedule – Tentative

Friday – Afternoon checkin and dinner

Saturday – Lamrim teachings

Sunday – Lamrim teachings and departure around 6pm

 

If you are interested in attending this Lamrim weekend and would like to depart Monday morning, please email office@vajrapani.org

 

 

Additional Retreat Information

Highlights

About Vajrapani Institute

Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture was the first Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center in America.  Vajrapani aims to provide a friendly and conducive environment for people of all nationalities to learn and put into practice the teachings of the Buddha, and connect with other Dharma practitioners.  Located on 70 acres of secluded land within the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains, Vajrapani Institute has been an immersive space for people of all backgrounds to find and deepen their spiritual practices, with the main goal of bridging the gap between the head and heart of practice.

 

About Retreat Fees (includes accommodation, 3 meals a day, and facility costs)

The collected registration fees include all accommodations, 3 nutritious vegetarian meals a day, and general facility/operating costs.  Retreat registrations help support the center to keep everything operating, allowing us to invite so many precious teachers, and to hold this precious space of 70+ acres of secluded redwood forest to allow guests to have the quiet, contemplative space to continue spiritual growth.

Teacher’s Offerings

Traditionally, spiritual teachings are considered priceless; remuneration of our teacher(s) is not included in the fee information detailed on this page. Instead, we invite you to consider bringing a cash donation with you to express your gratitude for the teachings. Participants get a chance to present a cash offering to the teachers on the last day of the retreat and this is supplemented by a donation from Vajrapani Institute. Please note that we don’t offer a credit card option for teacher’s fees.

Financial Aid/ Scholarships

We want to make retreat available to everyone. With this in mind, we will gladly work out a payment plan with you if needed. If more assistance is necessary, we offer several scholarships. Please note that the scholarship deadline is one month before retreat begins.

Teacher

Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa
Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa is one of the last generation of Tibetan Buddhist scholars to begin their educational careers in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion. He has played an instrumental role in the reestablishment and preservation of Tibetan Buddhist traditions in exile, and in the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the Western world. Highly regarded for his scholarship and depth of religious practice, Rinpoche teaches frequently in New York, Washington D.C., and at Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL), a Tibetan Buddhist center in Connecticut, where he hosted a visit from H.H. the Dalai Lama in 2012. He is…
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