Awakening Mind Essence in This Life and the Bardo – Nova Scotia 11/2-8/18

In our daily lives, every moment offers us the possibility to realize the essence of our mind nature.  In this retreat, Tsoknyi Rinpoche teaches how to skillfully practice the teachings of Dzogchen to prepare for the bardo experience. This is an advanced retreat. Qualifications are: a full open retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche or Mingyur Rinpoche where … READ MORE

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Loving Kindness Meditation for the New Year

A meditation for the new year by Sharon Salzberg at Rinpoche’s most recent retreat at Garrison, NY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb0zHK6iDks   Sharon Salzberg: Loving Kindness Meditation

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An Interview Concerning Retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche

For some time, many long-time American students of Tsoknyi Rinpoche had wanted to ask him a set of questions regarding formal retreat. In December 2000, just after the birth of his second daughter, Lhabu, in Bangkok, the opportunity presented itself and Rinpoche kindly answered the following questions. This interview, with permission by Rinpoche, was lightly … READ MORE

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Crestone Retreats 2017

Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Crestone retreats will open for registration on February 1st at noon, MDT. The first Crestone retreat, AWAKENING LOVE: A DZOGCHEN RETREAT, August 15 – 21, 2017, can be found at: https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/programs/10288/awakening-love-a-dzogchen-retreat/ The second Crestone retreat, RENUNCIATION, COMPASSION AND DEVOTION: A DZOGCHEN VIEW, August 22 – … READ MORE

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Taiwan December 2016 Retreats

Tsoknyi Rinpoche would like to share a few photographs with you that were taken at the recent retreat in Taiwan, December 2016.  Enjoy!  

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Crestone 2016 Retreats ~ Reflections

Pre-Retreat Practice (8/9-11, 2016) Pundarika’s three-day pre-retreat practice sessions will be repeated in 2017. Our first retreat in August, 2016 was created so that people could acclimate to the high altitude of Crestone and also find time to relax from traveling. The three days of practice were held in the teaching tent on the Yeshe Rangsal … READ MORE

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Bardo Retreat YouTube Delayed Broadcast Now Open for Registration!

This year’s Teachings on the Bardo Experience retreat will be broadcast from Crestone again via YouTube. Please click here for information on the program, prerequisites, technical components and registration! While visiting the web site, please visit the Programs section to see all the 2016 retreats Tsoknyi Rinpoche will be teaching this year, many of which … READ MORE

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2016 Retreat Registrations Open!

   WE ARE EXCITED to announce that registration for both Crestone 2016 retreats, Grounded Body, Open Heart and Clear Mind: A Path to Dzogchen (August 12 – 18, 2016) and Teachings on the Bardo Experience: A Bardo Retreat (August 19 – 25, 2016) open today! These retreats are both in Crestone, Colorado. For information about … READ MORE

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August 2015 Crestone: Dissolving Outer, Inner and Innermost Obstacles

Tsoknyi Rinpoche held the first summer Crestone August retreat of 2015 on 8/11-17/2015 on the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land. The retreat was called “Dissolving Outer, Inner and Innermost Obstacles: Coming Home” wherein he delivered six days of compact, critical and foundational teachings creating a solid platform of Buddhism for all retreatants.  Over 150 people attended, … READ MORE

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Waking Up in Every Moment: a workshop with Tsoknyi Rinpoche sponsored by Shambhala Sun

Waking Up in Every Moment:  August 26 – 30, 2015 (Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY)   Each of us has the capacity to feel fully alive and to embrace our circumstances—whatever they may be. In this retreat, North America’s leading Buddhist magazine, Shambhala Sun, brings together three renowned Buddhist teachers (Sylvia Boorstein, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Melissa … READ MORE

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