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Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion: Meditation and Chenrezig Retreat Weekend

09/30/2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10/02/2022 @ 5:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that Lama Norgyal will teach and lead a shamatha meditation and Chenrezig practice retreat the first weekend of October (beginning Friday evening, September 30). It will include meditation and visualization instruction by Lama Norgyal; group practice sessions and Q&A; and opportunities to chant Chenrezig, Green Tara, and Medicine Buddha together. This retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. There are no prerequisites.

Retreat fees:

$100 members
$125 non-members

(Cost of accommodations not included.) 

Streaming via Zoom:
$60 members
$75 non-members


Deadline for registration is September 25


Please note that accommodations are only open to program participants. Please review the options for daily rates below. These rates include vegetarian meals. They do not include teachings/seminar fees.

Type of Accommodation                                      Non-Member / Member

Dormitory                                                                   $40 / $30
Double Occupancy Room Guest House                   $50 / $40
Private Room Guest House                                       $60 / $50
Double Occupancy Room Maitreya Center               $70 / $60
Private Room Maitreya Center                                  $80 / $70

Tent Camping ($25 first person, $20 each additional)



Deadline for making reservations is September 25


Day Guests: The suggested donation for Breakfast is $5, Lunch is $10, Dinner is $5. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals.

Please note our meal offerings may contain common allergens including soy, wheat, tree nuts, seeds, milk, and egg products. We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate special dietary needs.


Retreat Schedule:

Friday, September 30
7:00 pm-8:30 pm: Teaching by Lama Norgyal

Saturday, October 1
6:30 am -7:45 am: Short Tara Practice
9:30 am – 10:15 am: Teaching by Lama Norgyal
10:45 am – 11:45 am: Review and Practice Session
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Teaching by Lama Norgyal
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm: Review and Practice Session
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm: Chenrezig Practice Session led by Lama Norgyal

Sunday, October 2
6:30 am -7:45 am: Medicine Buddha Practice
9:30 am – 10:15 am: Teaching by Lama Norgyal
10:45 am – 11:45 am: Review and Practice session
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Teaching by Lama Norgyal


Please do not visit the monastery if you feel unwell and/or have a fever.

We urge all program participants to take precautions against the ongoing risk of COVID-19 through protection such as having up-to-date vaccinations, wearing a good-quality mask indoors, washing hands and maintaining physical distance.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at all entryways.

Many thanks to all of you for your support in keeping this event as safe as possible!




09/30/2022 @ 6:00 pm
10/02/2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Palpung Thubten Chöling
245 Sheafe Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 United States
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(845) 297- 2500
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