Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Updated 2022 North American Teaching Schedule

February 24, 2022

 

Friends and Students of Tsoknyi Rinpoche 

and The Pundarika Foundation 

 

We would like to share with you Rinpoche’s 2022 Updated North American teaching schedule. Please go to: https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/retreats/ for more information.

 

Please Note:  The May 1-8, 2022, in-person retreat at Mount Madonna is canceled. We will have an online teaching, Deepening Our Meditation Practice V – Questions and Answers from June 10 – 15.  Please check the eligibility criteria for this retreat.

 

ONLINE LIVE TEACHING: DEEPENING OUR MEDITATION PRACTICE V – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Click title for more information)

June 10 – 15, 2022

9 – 10:00 a.m. MDT.  Saturday (11th) and Monday (13th): 9-10:30 a.m.

 

As with the previous online Deepening retreats, Rinpoche will base his teachings on his selection of students’ pre-submitted questions.

Registration will open April 1, 9 a.m. MDT and close June 9, 5 p.m. MDT.

The requirement to attend the teachings is that individuals consider themselves active students of Tsoknyi Rinpoche or other qualified Dzogchen/Vajrayana masters. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements for this retreat or the ones below, please contact the registrar.  [email protected]

 

IN-PERSON AND STREAMING RETREATS

Due to the rapidly changing conditions with the Covid virus, we have delayed registration for in-person retreats to the latest possible dates. We will publish updates on our web page (tsoknyirinpoche.org) and Facebook for the two Crestone retreats in early June and for the Garrison Institute in mid-June. Please see details for each retreat below

 

If an in-person and the live streaming retreats associated with Crestone and Garrison are canceled, then Rinpoche has offered to give online teachings online. Please note that these are not open or public retreats. To qualify, you must be an active student of a qualified Vajrayana or Dzogchen master.

 

The various options for in-person retreats are described in detail under each in-person retreat program.

 

For more information about specific retreats and the registration process, contact our Registrar, Susan at: [email protected].

 

DREAMLIKE ENLIGHTENMENT: UNDERSTANDING ILLUSION FROM A DZOGCHEN PERSPECTIVE (Click title for more information)

September 2 to 9, 2022

Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land, Crestone, CO

Open Retreat

 

Tsoknyi 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.” (Bhadrakalpa Sutra)

 

If even enlightenment is said to be dreamlike, what is it to be fully awake, free from illusion, yet with a heart full of compassion? Rinpoche will teach on these profound themes in this retreat.

 

Registration for the in-person retreat opens June 15, 2022, at noon, and closes August 15 at 5 p.m.  Registration for streaming retreats opens on June 15, 2022, at noon, MDT and closes on September 1, at 5 p.m.

 

There are three options:

 

  1. If this retreat is held in-person, it will be an open, foundational retreat and all are welcome to attend. We expect the retreat to be filled to capacity very quickly and we may need to close registration early.
  2. This retreat will also be streamed live for three days and end before pointing out instructions (normally done on the morning of fourth full day). There are no prerequisites, all are welcome to attend.
  3. The entire retreat will also be streamed to students who have had pointing out instructions with Rinpoche or another qualified Dzogchen or Vajrayana master.

 

DZOGCHEN PRACTICE INTENSIVE (Click title for more information)

September 10 to 17, 2022

Yeshe Rangsal Retreat Land, Crestone, CO

Advanced Retreat

 

The profound teachings of Dzogchen 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 fully. In this retreat, Rinpoche will teach us how to generate authentic bodhicitta (awakening mind) and the precious awareness of our true, unchanging nature.

 

Registration for the in-person retreat opens on June 15, 2022, at noon MDT and closes on August 15, at 5 p.m.  Registration for the streaming retreat opens on June 15, 2022, at noon MDT and closes on September 9, at 5 p.m.

 

Prerequisite:  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 on video to familiarize yourself with his way of teaching and use of language. The Registrar will provide a link once you register.

 

There are two options:

 

  1. If this retreat is held in-person, we expect the retreat to be filled to capacity very quickly and we may need to close registration early. If you wish to attend, please register (and find housing as needed) as soon as possible after registration opens. Please do not book lodging until your retreat registration is confirmed.
  2. The entire retreat will also be streamed to students who have had pointing out instructions with Rinpoche or another qualified Dzogchen or Vajrayana master.

 

VIEW AS VAST AS SKY, CONDUCT FINE AS BARLEY FLOUR (Click title for more information)

September 24 to October 1, 2022

Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY

Open Retreat

 

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.

 

Registration for the in-person retreat opens July 30 at noon MDT and closes on September 17 at 5 p.m. Registration for the streaming retreats will be open July 30 at noon MDT and close on September 23 at 5 p.m.

 

There are three options:

 

  1. If this retreat is held in-person, it will be an open, foundational retreat and all are welcome to attend.
  2. This retreat will also be streamed live for three days and end before pointing out instructions (normally done on the morning fourth full day). There are no prerequisites, and all are welcome to attend.
  3. The entire retreat will also be streamed to students who have had pointing out instructions with Rinpoche or another qualified Dzogchen or Vajrayana master.

 

Please visit our website at:  www.tsoknyirinpoche.org/retreats/ for a complete listing of Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s worldwide retreats. For all questions about retreat requirements or registration, please contact Susan at: [email protected]

 

PUNDARIKA FOUNDATION NEWS AND INFORMATION

 

FULLY BEING COURSE

This improved version of the 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 150 short video teachings by Rinpoche, it includes key points, meditations, daily mantras, and focused practice exercises. There are four courses to choose from depending on your time and interest. Please check it out at fullybeing.org.

 

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM AND AUDIO/VIDEO 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 retreats for one month following the opening of registration. Due to demand, we cannot offer this guarantee beyond this. For a complete list of recordings available to introductory and advanced membership levels, please visit the Membership page on our website. https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/membership/

 

For any questions regarding membership levels, your tuition discount code, or anything related to membership, please get in touch with [email protected].

 

YESHE RANGSAL RETREAT CABINS

Rinpoche’s vision for Yeshe Rangsal, to offer his students the ability to practice in a pure, natural environment blessed by many great masters, has come to fruition. Through the donations and efforts of many people, we now have three retreat cabins and the Lama house available for personal retreats.

 

For information about doing a personal retreat at Yeshe Rangsal, please go to this link: https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/yeshe-rangsal/places-to-practice-2/. We will be adjusting our cabin and Lama House fees in the near future to better cover our basic costs.

 

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 the Pundarika Foundation and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/shop/

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Pundarika is committed to a world community of students and teachers that include and encourage the participation of people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, classes, religions, abilities, and ages.

 

Our aspiration is that through these retreats and offerings, more wisdom and compassion will pervade our world through the teachings of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. May all beings find peace.

 

Offering Our Kindest Regards to all in 2022,

The Pundarika Staff