• $400.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: September 2 - 8, 2023 MDT

Location: Yeshe Rangsal Teaching Tent

Address: Crestone, CO

Contact: registrar@pundarika.org

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In-person Crestone Advanced Practice Retreat – Devotion and Compassion: The Heart of Dzogchen

With Tsoknyi Rinpoche

September 2 - 8, 2023

This retreat is now at capacity. We are no longer taking names for the waitlist.

TEACHINGS:  Tsoknyi Rinpoche

English: Adam Kane

The profound teachings of Dzogchen and Mahamudra help us to directly discover our primordially pure nature, allowing 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 relieve the suffering of all sentient beings.  In this retreat, Rinpoche will teach us how to generate authentic bodhicitta (awakened mind) and the precious awareness of the nature of our mind.


The prerequisite is having received pointing out instructions from a qualified Vajrayana or Dzogchen master. If you have not been to an open retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, you will be asked to watch an open retreat teaching online to familiarize yourself with his way of teaching and use of language. The Registrar will provide a link once you register.

Please contact the Registrar if you are uncertain that you meet this prerequisite. registrar@pundarika.org


Registration will open at noon MST on February 1, 2023, and close at noon on February 7 for students who have been enrolled in the Pundarika Membership program as of January 1, 2023. Please note: This benefit applies to the enrolled member only, not to family members or other persons. Active Pundarika members will receive an email invitation to register.

Registration for the general public will open on February 8, 2023,  noon MST on this page. When general registration is open, a button will appear on this page saying “Register Now” which will take you to the registration form.

Registration will close when the retreat reaches capacity or on August 19, 2023 noon MDT.

Please do not book lodging until your retreat registration is confirmed. If you make travel reservations before you are officially registered and the retreat is canceled or dates change unexpectedly, Pundarika cannot take any responsibility for any charges you may incur.


Onsite check-in will be from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. MDT on September 2nd at the Yeshe Rangsal tent site.

Orientation begins in the Yeshe Rangsal tent at 4:30 p.m. followed by the first teaching by Tsoknyi Rinpoche at 5:15 p.m. There will be one 2-hour teaching, a recap of the teachings, and four meditation sessions daily. Each retreatant will be able to attend one small group audience with Rinpoche to ask practice-related questions.

This retreat formally ends on the evening of September 7th. Departure and packing day is September 8th.


If you have lodging you would like to share, or if you can offer or need rides to and from Crestone, please post your information on our website at this link after your registration is complete:



The scholarship application period for this retreat is now closed. Late applications cannot be accepted.

For more information about Crestone retreats, please visit Crestone Retreat Information and Participant Information on our website.

Crestone Retreat Information

Participant Information

The Membership Program library has many full retreats and guided meditations.

Rinpoche also offers an in-depth and practical online course on how to develop a grounded body, open heart, and clear mind: Fully Being,  www.fullybeing.org.

Should you have any questions about this retreat, please contact the Registrar, Susan, at: registrar@pundarika.org.


Tsoknyi Rinpoche
For over 30 years Tsoknyi Rinpoche has been teaching students worldwide about the innermost nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Born into a family respected for its spiritual…
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