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About This Event

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, registration for this retreat is to be determined.

This teaching will focus on how to establish a living and vital connection between the view of Dzogchen and its natural expression in our daily lives.

This is an open, silent retreat, and no prerequisites are necessary for registration.

The cost of the program includes three meals and tuition for daily commuters, and three meals, tuition, and lodging for those staying onsite.


Due to the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, registration for this retreat is to be determined.

Registration is through the Tsoknyi Rinpoche website.

If you are a member of the Pundarika Membership Program, you are guaranteed a space in the retreat for one month after registration has been open.


Onsite check-in will be from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on November 30 in the Main Hall Foyer. Dinner is from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., followed by orientation in the Main Shrine Hall at 7:05 p.m. The first teaching session with Tsoknyi Rinpoche is from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.


The retreat will be six (6) days in length with two 1 and 1/2 hour teachings each day. There will be three group meditation sessions daily, a daily recap of the teachings, and an opportunity to ask Rinpoche practice questions during a small group audience.

A detailed schedule will be sent to retreatants several weeks before the retreat begins.

To gain the most benefit from the teachings, Rinpoche has requested that students attend all the teaching sessions throughout the retreat. Attending the teachings helps us to build a strong container as a sangha for this short time together.

This retreat formally ends the evening of December 5. The departure day is December 6.


For information about the Garrison Institute, please visit the Garrison Institute website:  (contact info blocked)


Garrison offers a free shuttle service from the Garrison train station (GTS) on November 30 for those who take the Metro-North Hudson Line from Grand Central Station in Manhattan between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  (contact info blocked)


The Garrison Institute serves vegetarian meals through an in-house caterer, Fresh Company. As much as possible, they select local and organic foods that provide a well-rounded and nutritious meal.

Because they are a retreat center, they are set up to provide meals to groups, not to individuals.  Menus are based on what is in season and in the market. They are not able to accommodate individual needs. However, because there are many people with food restrictions, they try to offer a simple substitute during lunch and dinner meals. This substitute varies, but generally includes: rice, gluten-free bread/rice cakes, an unseasoned steamed vegetable, tofu, peanut butter, beans, and hard-boiled eggs.

The Garrison Institute invites guests to bring what they think they will need to supplement their diet. A refrigerator and shelf space are available for storage, also a microwave and toaster for guests to heat food. They do not have a stove or blender for guests.  (contact info blocked)


The Pundarika Foundation offers a limited number of scholarships for this retreat. Scholarship applications will be accepted now through July 15, 2020. Late applications cannot be accepted. Scholarships apply to the tuition portion of the program, not to accommodations. For more scholarship information, please visit:  (contact info blocked)


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