Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM MDT
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM MDT

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Garden of One Thousand Buddhas - Shrine Room 
34574 White Coyote Road
Arlee, MT 59821

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Claudette Carlson 

Ngondro (Preliminary Practices) Teachings with Khen Rinpoche at the Garden - March 22 - 24, 2019 

Weekend retreat on the preliminary practices (Ngondro). Teachings are suitable for those with no prior meditation experience and those new to the Buddhist path.


Ngöndro is the “preliminary practice” for Tibetan Buddhism requiring commitment and support. It means "something which precedes." In a direct and very practical way, these preliminary practices of Tibetan Buddhism are methods which allow us, most efficiently, to purify negativity and accumulate merit. They bring forth our fullest potential, while removing the veils which keep us from experiencing and expressing our Enlightened nature. These are also pre-requisite practices to attend retreats in the the higher yogas of the Vajrayana.


Residential - $150 for the weekend

Commuter - $60 - 100 (commuter rate includes all teachings and lunch and dinner Saturday, lunch on Sunday)

Texts available for purchase.

Retreat will begin Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7 pm in the shrine room.  Please arrive early to check in and get settled into your room.  Two vegetarian meals will be served on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.  Particpants choose from a variety of self serve breakfast foods, such as nut butters, cereal, milk, tea, fruit, eggs, bread, etc. While very restrictive diets can not be fully accommodated, please let us know if you have any food allergies and we'll do our best to work with you.

Please note that we can no longer accommodate personal food in the refrigerators or allow retreatants to cook their own lunch or dinner.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Contact James at info@ewamshedra.org or Claudette at admin@ewam.org for more information.