This year, with the support of many, Norbu Retreat House is nearing completion. We are so pleased to have this new land and house that allows us to expand our retreat offering. For the first time, White Conch is offering three sessions of summer retreat. You can come to any or all of them. Each session is self-contained, and yet extended attendance allows one to go deeper into the transformative retreat process. We are pleased to offer three exceptional topics and empowerments by our precious teacher, Domo Geshe Rinpoche.
|Session 3: Meditation Retreat on Je Tsongkhapa|
Monday, July 25 - Monday, Aug 1
Known as the "second Buddha," Je Tsongkhapa was acknowledged to be an emanation of Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion; Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom; and Vajrapani, Buddha of Power (to destroy the obstacles that prevent one from enlightenment.) The meditational practice of Je Tsongkhapa, known as the Ganden Lhagyama (The Hundred Deities of the Land of Joy,) is like doing the practices of these three Buddhas.
Rinpoche has only bestowed this empowerment three times in this incarnation. Don't miss this rare opportunity to receive the empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa.
Click here to hear Rinpoche sing Migtsema, the 5-line mantra of Je Tsongkhapa.
Retreat is just around the corner, and we are busy getting Norbu House ready. We hope to see all of you at retreat this summer.
Following retreat (Aug 4 & 5,) White Conch will be offering a 2-day intensive that will complete the teaching portion of Level 1 (modules 7-12) of Hospice Training. Participants at this program must have completed Level 1; Modules 1-6 previous to this in order to attend this special 2-day event. Register for this 2-day intensive here.
White Conch Dharma Center
Come to Retreat
Retreat allows you to leave behind your daily concerns and focus on your own inner healing and spiritual development. There will be plenty of time for meditation and spiritual sharing. Join with like-minded individuals who are committed to becoming capable of benefiting living beings. Each session features daily teachings by Domo Geshe Rinpoche, various special interest classes such as Mandala Building, Mala Stringing, Tai Chi, Yoga for Meditators, as well as personal and group meditation practice.
Arrival and Departure
For each session, Check in is from 2-4pm on the first day. Check out is between lunch and supper on the last day. Arriving early or staying late needs to be prearranged with the retreat coordinator and involves additional nominal charges. When attending more than one consecutive session, the intervening day is included without additional charges.
Tenting: You may choose to camp under the stars either on the land surrounding the Hermitage, or in a more secluded setting amongst the pine groves at Norbu House. Shared: Our renovated granary serves as a rustic dormitory for those wishing to remain indoors. Double or Single: RVs, Campers and inside rooms are available at the Hermitage and Norbu House, first priority given for those with special needs. Delicious vegetarian meals are included.
Per Session Retreat Cost:
Pay after June 24th:
You may also pay by check; send to the following address:
White Conch Dharma Center
PO Box 14372
West Allis, WI 53214
For Monastic, Ngakpang, and dharma service rates, please contact retreat coordinator Ngawang Khandro