Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM MDT
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM MDT

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Ewam and Garden of One Thousand Buddhas 
34574 white coyote road
34574 white coyote road
Arlee, MT 59821

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Claudette Carlson 
Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas 

Drakpo Pema Traktung Retreat
with Namchak Khen Rinpoche

April 19 - 21, 2019

at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas


Pema Traktung is a practice of Guru Rinpoche in the wrathful form and is the embodiment of all wrathful deities such as Vajrapani, Hayagriva, and so on.  Discovered by the great terton Namchak Tsasum Lingpa, this is a vital practice on the path to ultimate enlightenment and is particularly effective in overcoming the obstacles of negative forces and conditions that hinder spiritual practice as well as for removing the defilements. 

Daily Schedule

Friday, April 19th

Arrive between 5pm - 6pm.  Allow time to load into room, settle in and listen to retreat announcements.  The empowerment and teachings begin promptly at 7pm at shrine room.  Arrive early to arrange your seat.

Saturday, April 20th

Morning session: 9am - noon

Afternoon session: 2pm - 5pm 

*Possible evening practice or karma yoga on Saturday evening at 7pm.

Sunday, April 21st

Morning session: 9am - noon

Afternoon session: 2pm - 5pm 

Retreat Fee

Residental: $150 plus Dana.  Includes a bed, three meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Commuters - $60 - 100 (Lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday included)

~ Texts will be available for purchase.  Please bring the Cascade of Blessings and the Namchak Concise Ngondro if you already own them. 


The sangha house will be open for those who wish to sleep indoors though space is limited.  Register as soon as possible to reserve your bed. Please bring personal items such as toiletries, towels, earplugs (for dorm style rooms), water bottle, thermos, etc.  If you are unsure of what to bring, please contact us.


A vegetarian meal will be served for lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch only on Sunday.  Breakfast is self-serve.  We provide items such as nut butters, jelly, cereal, muesli, milk, yogurt (fat-free, regular), fruit, bread, oatmeal, and eggs.  Restricted diets can not be accommodated.  Please feel free to email us your concerns and we'll try to work with you as best we can. 

Karma Yoga 

All retreatants are expected to participate in approximately one hour of karma yoga daily such as sweeping the floor or weeding the garden beds. Karma Yoga (work service) is time offered to support the needs of the retreat and the center. We greatly appreciate your willingness to help in this way.  You will have the same job every day and it is up to you to trade jobs with people if you prefer. 


Registration online in advance is required.   To pay for the retreat you may either click on the Paypal link on the registration form or mail a check to Ewam.  If payment on arrival is necessary, you must make arrangements with our adminstrative staff prior to April 15th, 2019 by contacting admin@ewam.org. 

For all other questions about this retreat or other upcoming events at Ewam Montana, contact admin@ewam.org.