August 20 – 25, 2019
Confidence and clarity depend on time for contemplation. If we don’t let go and clear our minds, we become too cluttered for contentment to dawn. The Annual Dzogchen retreat is an ideal opportunity to quiet down, open up and bring the mind back to its own spacious ground. In this retreat, the wired and weary can settle into focused calm, to find rest in the nature of mind. Enjoy the perfect setting of the Tahoe National Forest, where the experience of profound peace is close at hand.
About the Teacher
The Dzogchen Retreat will be led by beloved Buddhist scholar and teacher, Pema Khandro Rinpoche. Pema Khandro is the founder of Ngakpa International, Dakini Mountain Retreat Center, and three residential centers. She holds a master’s degree in Tibetan Studies and is completing a Ph.D. specializing in Tibetan Buddhism. Ordained in the Nyingma lineage, enthroned as a tulku, and trained as an academic, Pema Khandro’s teachings celebrate the dynamic coalescence of tradition and the modern context.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
– John Muir
The Radiance Retreat
July 25 – 28, 2019 at Dakini Mountain
Far deeper than fasting can go, this weekend retreat will guide you in how to gently and safely uproot the toxins that are buried in your system. You will be guided through a traditional cleanse based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese, and Himalayan Medicine. The retreat includes cleansing classes, bliss yoga, meditation, organic vegetarian meals, digital detox, silence, and communion with nature for a holistic mind-body renewal. The retreat is led by Aruna Rigdzin and Satya Shiva, directors of the Yogic Medicine Institute. They have offered private treatments, group cleanses and panchakarma retreats since 2002.
Get the Most out of Your Cleanse – Go Deeper with Panchakarma
Panchakarma is the science of cleansing the body from ancient India. The treatments are performed with techniques, herbs, and oils appropriate to your constitution. The purpose is to profoundly relax the body and mind, improve the flow of energy by opening the srotas (channels of circulation), and prepare the body to eliminate excess doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) or toxins (aama) on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Individualized treatment plans are based on consultation and current body constitution.
Panchakarma packages may include:
- Garshana: Skin Brushing
- Abhyanga: Traditional Herbal Oil Massage
- Svedana: Herbal Steam Therapy
- Udvartana: Dry Herbal Lymphatic Massage
- Bolus: Dry Herbal Compress
- Pinda Sweda: Wet Herbal Compress
- Lepa: Mud, Clay, and Herbal Detox Packs
- Acupuncture, Acupressure, Cupping, Gua Sha, and Moxa Therapy
- Herbal Body Scrub
- Basti: Herbal Colon Cleanse
- Kati Basti: Herbal Oil Treatment for Kidneys and Low Back Dhara
- Chakra Basti: Herbal Oil Treatment for Abdomen and Internal Organs
- Shirodhara: Herbal Oil Head & Scalp Treatment
- Internal Flush: Liver Gallbladder Cleanse
- Ionic Mineral Foot Bath
- Mineral, Herbal, and/or Mud Bath
- Kavala Graha: Herbal Oil Treatment for Mouth, Teeth, and Gums
- Eye Wash, Neti & Nasya: Ayurvedic Head & Sinus Treatment
*PK Packages includes consultation, clinic therapies, elixirs, juices, and one traditional cleansing meal per day.
1 Day Package – $850
3 Day Package – $2,250
5 Day Package – $3,750
7 Day Package – $5,250.
The Innermost Heart of Freedom – Dzogchen Meditation Retreat
with Pema Khandro
August 20th-25th, 2019
Member Videos and Recordings
Open Teaching – Excellent Path to Enlightenment
Buddhist Practice on Western Ground: Interview with Dr. Harvey Aronson
Dzogchen Day – Guided Meditation and Q&A for Members
Vajrayana Training – Ngondro: Dakini’s Heart Refuge Part 1
Ngakpa Training 1.9
Ngakpa Seminary 2.6
2019 Year at a Glance
Aug 21-25 – Dzogchen Retreat: The Innermost Heart of Freedom
Sept 14 -Oct 4 – Meditation Instructor Training
Nov (dates TBA) – Bodhisattva Training
Nov 21 – Public Teaching with Pema Khandro Rinpoche
2019 Weekly Online Classes with Pema Khandro
Wednesdays at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
1st Wed – Vajrayana Training
3rd Wed – Ngakpa Seminary
6pm PT / 9pm ET with Janak Kimmel
1st Mon – Presence as the Path
2nd Mon – Vajrayana LIVE
3rd Mon – Presence as the Path
4th Mon – Chod Group Practice
Dakini Mountain Grand Opening – May 31st, 2020
Retreat – May 26 – 31, 2020
Skillful Means Training – for Vajra Sangha Members
2nd Wednesdays, August 14th & Sept11, 6:45-7:45pm PST
Bring your Buddhist wisdom to your interpersonal relationships. Skillful means is a Buddhist term to describe wisdom in action on the most practical level. The course is based on Pema Khandro’s popular course, Practitioner Training, a series of lessons in the pragmatic techniques needed to live a sane, wakeful life. This is a closed online intensive training – for Vajra Sangha only.
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