“Bodhicitta: Path of Wisdom and Compassion” with Tana Dungsey Rinpoche, May 19-21, 2023

 “In order for us to survive, and in order for us to achieve the ultimate goal of enlightenment, compassion is the key thing. It is the single most important thing.”
– Tana Dungsey Rinpoche

A retreat with Tana Dungsey Rinpoche!

Bodhicitta: Path of Wisdom and Compassion

In-person or Zoom


On the path to enlightenment, we need to cultivate a fresh mind, undistracted by illusory seductions. To help accomplish this, Thogme Sangpo, in the 14th century, wrote “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” – practices that beautifully orient us to the aspiration to put others first. It became one of the most famous texts on how to develop the kindness that is fundamental to Buddhist practice. Here we find a comprehensive list of distractions and their antidotes. For newer students, this introduces the nature of the path and the pitfalls that distract us. For more senior students, this retreat will enhance our moment-to-moment mindfulness of obstacles that hinder our practices; and increase our awareness of the basic ground of natural mind.

Clayton Ingerson will provide translation support.

When – May 19-21, 2023

Friday May 19, 2:00pm- 5pm MT
Saturday May 20, 8:45-12 & 3-5pm
Sunday May 21, 8:45-12 and 3-5pm

Friday May 19, 3:00 pm– 5pm MT
Saturday May 20, 10-12 and 3-5
Sunday May 2, 10-12 and 3-5


Tana Dungsey Rinpoche is the holder of both the Yelpa Kagyu and Hungkara lineages. At a very young age, Tana Dungsey Rinpoche was recognized as a tulku – the reincarnation of the great master Dolpopa. 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 as retreat master. Tana Rinpoche is the abbot of the Tana Monastery in Kollegal,bIndia. 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 a deeper experience of their minds. For established students, his insights refine the necessary awareness central to a spiritual path. Advanced students are often struck by how simply Rinpoche conveys profound spiritual concepts. Rinpoche teaches students, of all ages and backgrounds, to relax into their own nature.

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


Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, CO

BSC is very close to Boulder’s small downtown area. There are many options for lodging & food.

By Zoom: If you register for Zoom, you will be sent a Zoom link a week or so before the retreat.

Note: As many of you know, over the past few years we’ve been looking for a good retreat venue –  a site that is conducive to dharma practices, that can accommodate as many people as we need to, not be dependent upon mountain roads that require good weather, and also, a place that is realistic financially. We’re happy to say that Boulder Shambhala Center has agreed to host us for this 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 Zoom retreat.
  • Scholarships available.


More News!

Later this summer, Rinpoche will be going to his monastery in India for the Parinirvana of his mother. After his return, he has agreed to offer five Vajryana teachings on the five Buddha families in November and December. Stay tuned for more details.

For questions, contact us at Info@TanaYelpa.org.

We look forward to seeing you!


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