May 25 - 29

Join us in the practice of the Buddha of Compassion and recitation of the mani mantra – om mani padme hum – during Saka Dawathe month commemorating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana.

Nyung nay retreats, Chenrezig practice and recitation of om mani padme hum are commonly done during Saka Dawa, as it is the month Bhikshuni Lhakshmi (Gelongma Palmo) achieved the state of  the Buddha of Compassion.

We are pleased to offer this incredible opportunity to accumulate 100,000 mani mantras over the Memorial weekend.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche said:

The benefits of reciting the Mantra of the Buddha of Compassion are countless, as the sky has no limits. Even just one recitation of OM MANI PADME HUM purifies completely every breaking of the four-root vows of individual liberation and every other negative karma.

Date(s): May 25 - 29
Times: 7:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: retreat
Number of sessions: 5 days
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Participation: Participants must have faith and respect to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and in the Buddhist tantra.
Location: Main Gompa
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Registration and Donations for Saka Dawa Mani Retreat

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1. Residential Retreat - Single Room
Includes all sessions, lodging on Friday and Saturday nights, plus all meals: $640. (Members receive $50 off.) $100 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $540 due at check-in.
$100.00
2. Residential Retreat - Double Room
Includes all sessions, lodging on Friday and Saturday nights, plus all meals: $480. (Members receive $50 off.) $100 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $380 due at check-in.
$100.00
3. Residential Retreat - Dorm-style Room
Includes all sessions, lodging on Friday and Saturday nights, plus all meals: $400. (Members receive $50 off.) $100 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $300 due at check-in.
$100.00
4. Commuter Retreat
Includes all sessions, plus lunch and dinner: $290. (Members receive $50 off.) $50 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $240 due at check-in.
$50.00
5. Donation per session $20.00