2020 North America Schedule

Dear Friends and Students of Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Pundarika Foundation,

Welcome to Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s 2020 North America retreats and updates on Pundarika projects!

Please visit our website: tsoknyirinpoche.org for a complete listing of Rinpoche’s worldwide retreats. For more information about specific retreats and registration, contact the Registrar, Susan, at registrar@pundarika.org.

2020 PUNDARIKA NORTH AMERICAN RETREATS
RENUNCIATION, COMPASSION AND DEVOTION:  A DZOGCHEN VIEW
April 25 – May 1, 2020
Mount Madonna Retreat Center
Watsonville, California

Rinpoche will teach on how renunciation, compassion and devotion are understood and practiced from the Dzogchen point of view and how each plays an important role in developing and sustaining nature of mind practice.

This is an open, silent retreat and no prerequisites are necessary for registration.

Registration will open November 1, 2019, at noon Mountain Time.
Registration will close April 11, 2020.

CRESTONE PRE-RETREAT PRACTICE
August 14, 2020
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land
Crestone, CO

One day before the first Crestone retreat formally begins, students are invited to meditate together, practice gentle yoga and listen to recorded teachings by Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
There is no registration or tuition cost. The only prerequisite for this retreat is to be registered for one of the August 2020 Crestone retreats. This will be held at the teaching tent on the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land.

DREAMLIKE ENLIGHTENMENT: UNDERSTANDING ILLUSION FROM A DZOGCHEN PERSPECTIVE
August 15 – 22, 2020
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land
Crestone, CO

Rinpoche often quotes an ancient teaching of the Buddha:  “My dreamlike form appears to dreamlike beings to show them the dreamlike path that leads to dreamlike enlightenment.”

This retreat will focus on the question:  What is it to be fully awake, free from all illusion, yet with a heart overflowing with compassion? Rinpoche will teach on these profound themes from a Dzogchen and Mahamudra perspective.

This is an open, silent retreat and no prerequisites are necessary for registration.

Registration for this retreat will open on February 1, 2020, at noon Mountain Time and will close when the retreat is full.

Crestone 2019 retreats filled very quickly. If you wish to attend, please register as soon as possible after registration opens.

DZOGCHEN PRACTICE INTENSIVE
August 23 – 30, 2020
Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land
Crestone, CO

The profound teachings of Dzogchen or the Great Perfection help us to directly discover our primordially pure nature and allow our confused concepts and emotions to be naturally liberated. This direct and non-conceptual knowing is intimately intertwined with bodhicitta, which is the altruistic intention to become a Buddha with the motivation to fully relieve the suffering of all sentient beings. In this retreat, Rinpoche will teach us how to generate authentic bodhicitta (awakening mind) and the precious awareness of our true and unchanging nature.

This is a silent retreat.

Registration for this retreat will open on February 1, 2020, at noon Mountain Time. Registration will close when the retreat is full.

Crestone 2019 retreats filled very quickly. If you wish to attend, please register as soon as possible after registration opens.

Prerequisite: Having attended one open retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche or Tulku Urgyen in which pointing out instructions were given.

YOUTUBE BROADCASTS
DREAMLIKE ENLIGHTENMENT:  UNDERSTANDING ILLUSION FROM A DZOGCHEN PERSPECTIVE
August 15 – 21, 2020

DZOGCHEN PRACTICE INTENSIVE
August 23 – 29, 2020

We will once again be offering YouTube broadcasts of both Crestone retreats.

Prerequisite: Having attended one open retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche or Tulku Urgyen in which pointing out instructions were given.

Each teaching session will be available for view approximately four hours after it is given.

Registration will open on April 1, 2020, and will remain open until July 1, 2021.

VIEW AS VAST AS SKY, CONDUCT FINE AS BARLEY FLOUR
November 30 – December 6, 2020
Garrison Institute
Garrison, NY

This teaching will focus on how to establish a living and vital connection between the view of Dzogchen and its natural expression in our daily lives.

This is an open, silent retreat and has no prerequisites.

More information about this retreat will be posted when it is available.

YESHE RANGSAL RETREAT CABINS & LAMA HOUSE
       
Yeshe Rangsal, the Pundarika retreat land in Crestone, offers students the opportunity to practice in a pure, beautiful and natural environment blessed by many great masters. Through the efforts of many people we now have three retreat cabins that Rinpoche named and the Lama house available for personal retreat. Their presence joins the Stupa of Enlightenment, Shrine to Yudronma and seasonal teaching tent on the land.

For information about a personal retreat at Yeshe Rangsal, please visit: https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/yeshe-rangsal/places-to-practice-2/

PUNDARIKA STORE
You will find carefully selected books and other dharma support items at the Pundarika Store on our website. This is also a way to support Pundarika Foundation and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/shop/

FULLY BEING COURSE
This course is a compilation of video clips of Rinpoche’s core teachings on becoming a healthy human being, a foundation for more advanced dharma teachings and practices.  Besides over 170 short video teachings by Rinpoche, it includes key points, daily mantras and focused practice exercises. Please check it out at fullybeing.org.

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM & RECORDINGS

There are many benefits to joining the Pundarika Foundation Membership Program, which include discounts on retreats and Pundarika Store items, access to retreat recordings, and through your contributions having an opportunity to support Rinpoche’s humanitarian work.

Members are also guaranteed a place in Pundarika sponsored U.S. retreats for one month following the opening of registration. Crestone retreats now fill up very quickly and it is important to register before the one-month period is over to secure a place in the retreat.

For a complete list of recordings available to introductory and advanced membership levels, please visit the Membership page on our web site. https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/membership/

For any questions regarding membership levels, your tuition discount code, or anything related to membership, please contact deborah@pundarika.org.

It is our aspiration that through these retreats and offerings more wisdom and compassion will radiate to the world and that through these dharma teachings all beings will find peace and happiness.

Offering Our Kindest Regards for all in 2020,
The Pundarika Staff