Tana Dungsey Rinpoche Retreat, Zoom and In-Person in Boulder, CO, March 24-26, 2023

A retreat by Tana Dungsey Rinpoche
In-person in Boulder, CO, or on Zoom
March 24-26, 2023



We often cannot control the world around us, but we can tame and open our minds to find wisdom and joy in these rich and difficult times. During this retreat, Tana Rinpoche will teach how to enhance basic meditation techniques, and from there, how to upgrade our meditation practices to apply the profound insights of the Mahamudra teachings. Clayton Ingerson will provide translation support.


Friday March 24 to Sunday March 26

In Person Times

Friday March 24, 2:15pm  – 5pm
Saturday March 25, 8:45am – 5pm
Sunday March 26 8:45am – 5pm

Zoom Times

Friday 3-5pm
Sat 10-12am and 3-5pm
Sun 10-12am and 3-5pm



At a very young age, Tana Dungsey Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, as a tulku, the reincarnation of the great master, Dolpopa. Rinpoche received from His Holiness, the name Karma Ngawang Chokyi Wangchuk Palsangpo. Starting as a child, Rinpoche trained with many renowned teachers. In 2014, he completed a Tibetan-style 3-year retreat, with His Holiness Tai Situ Rinpoche acting as retreat master. Tana Rinpoche is the abbot of the Tana Monastery in Kollegal, southern India. Rinpoche presently divides his time between teaching in Asia and teaching in Colorado, where he has a home.

Tana Rinpoche’s gentle wisdom teachings guide students in the practice of meditation and into a deeper experience of their minds. For established students, his insight steers and develops the necessary awareness central to a spiritual path. Advanced students are often struck by how simply Rinpoche conveys profound spiritual concepts. Rinpoche invites students of all ages and backgrounds to relax into their own nature.

The connection between Tana Rinpoche and Gesar of Ling may be of special interest to those familiar with the Shambhala teachings. In the 12th Century*, the Gesar of Ling clan gave their Gesar texts and his magical weapons to Tana Monastery for safe-keeping. This cemented a long-standing connection between the Tana Yelpa lineage and Gesar of Ling. Sangye Yelpa, the primary lama for the Ling clan, and the originator of the Tana Yelpa Kagyu lineage**, also established the Tana Monastery. The Tana Monastery, in Kham, Tibet, still houses many artifacts once owned by King Gesar and his generals.

You may learn more about Tana Dungsey Rinpoche at https://www.tanayelpa.org/tana-dungsey-rinpoche/


In-person at the Shambhala Center in Boulder, and live on Zoom.

Boulder Shambhala
1345 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Zoom: A link will be sent upon registration.

Note: As many of you know, over the past few years, we’ve been looking for good retreat venues –  a site where we can accommodate as many people as we need to, not be dependent upon mountain roads that require good weather, and also, a place that we can afford. We’re happy to say that the Shambhala Center has agreed to host our next retreat, and it meets all of these requirements. We’re looking forward to this retreat in their main shrine room!



$140 USD for in-person retreat
$95 for the Zoom retreat.

Scholarships are available to all who need them


We look forward to seeing you!

If you have any questions or comments contact us at Info@TanaYelpa.org.

Sponsored by The Tana Yelpa Foundation


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