Saturday, September 12  to 
Friday, September 18, 2020
Daily Schedule:
12:30-1:30:  Teachings
1:30-3:30:  Practice
3:30-4:00:  Break
4:00-6:30:  Practice

All times Pacific Timezone: 


This is an online event.  ZOOM info will be provided when you register.

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Tashi Choling Center for Buddhist Studies


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Tashi Choling's Annual Vajrakilaya Retreat!

We once again have the great good fortune to welcome Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, live via Zoom from Padmasambhava Buddhist Center in New York.  Khenpo will join us and give teachings on most days.  Rinpoche is a renowned holder of the Dudjom Tersar lineage and a close student of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche!  

Daily Teachings During the Retreat:

Khenpo will teach on September 12, 14, 16, and 18 on the parts of the sadhana that he didn’t cover last year, namely the tsog section and confession practices.  Recordings of his teachings in 2019 on the rest of the practice are available HERE.

Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro will teach on September 13, 15, 17 on other topics related to the Vajrakilaya practice.





Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche established this retreat as his samaya commitment to Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche many years ago. For many years, the Tashi Choling sangha has kept this commitment.  Just as Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche foretold, Vajrakilaya practice is an important method for the removal of the obstacles facing all inhabitants of the world, particularly in these challenging and degenerate times. This retreat contributes to the pacification of all obstructing forces occurring worldwide, in our country, community, and within our own minds.

To attend, you must have received a Vajrakilaya empowerment or be engaged in daily practice of a ngondro or sadhana practice under the guidance of an authentic master.  Download the retreat flyer here to get info on how to order texts, retreat fees, and more: