Summer Retreat at Pema Osel Ling
May 26 - June 29, 2012
"Summer Retreat is my main vehicle for passing on the Dudjom Tersar lineage at Pema Osel Ling. This time is important to me as it is the only chance for the whole sangha to gather together in one mandala, which makes me very happy. In this way we deepen our connection of each other in the Dharma. I invite you to join us in creating this pure and stainless mandala of Summer Retreat." Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Schedule (Updated May 24)
Collection of Seven Treasures Drupchen June 21-29
Drupchen (Great Accomplishment) is an extensive practice retreat. In the Collection of Seven Treasures: the Mind Accomplishment of the Lama we perform, as a group, this elaborate Guru Rinpoche guru yoga practice with chanting, sacred dance and 24 hour mantra recitation. Due to Guru Rinpoche’s previous compassionate aspirations for these degenerate times, this practice carries the most penetrating compassion and wisdom blessings. Click here for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's talk about Drupchen.
Re the Tibetan Sacred Dances: June 29 - Update
Due to Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's parinirvana, we will have an abbreviated lama dance component as part of the 7 AM Siddhi session on June 29th. During this session, Guru Rinpoche and the Eight Manifestations will appear and the dances of Dorje Drolod and Sengye Dradok will be performed. There will be no dance performance in the afternoon.
Children's Retreat: June 22-28
“I am truly encouraging parents to influence their children to come to kid’s retreat this summer at Pema Osel Ling. It is very important because although as parents our generation is already engaged in the Dharma, we are responsible to pass this Dharma lineage onto the next generation. Especially for young children to have experience in Dharma is so important. Because, for example, you can plant 2 plants, one that is medicinal and one that is poison, and the one that is planted first and receives care will grow the biggest. Planting the Dharma habit lasts forever and continues to grow. Parents can influence children in the Dharma by encouraging them to participate in summer retreat. They can also show children the Dance DVD from H.H. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche that is available in the bookstore to encourage your children.
I really LOVE when children come to summer retreat. It is good for them, but more important it is especially good for me!”
Lots of Love and Respect,
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Children's retreat is open to children aged 3-10. A full program of dharma-related activities will be offered. Please let us know as soon as possible if your child will join the retreat. All children are welcome.
Entire Individual Retreats
Collection of Seven Treasures’ Drupchen
Day Rate (includes all sessions and meals)
Drupchen Siddhi Session - June 29 $20
Pricing for Children and Young adults
Children's Retreat only (June 22-28)
$150 per child and $108 per subsequent child
(fee INCLUDES food and lodging but does not include snacks and supplies)
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