Kunrig Retreat

July 30 – August 1st

*This retreat will be held online via zoom*

Important: The Kunrig wang (empowerment) is a requirement for this retreat.

Kunrig, (Skt. Sarvavid), part of the Yoga Tantra class, is known as “the King of Deities for purifying the lower realms.” Even if someone has already been born in the lower realms, if you do Kunrig practice or puja, they will be liberated from the lower realms. There is a story that when a deva died and was born in one of the hell realms, King Indra didn’t know what to do, so he asked Buddha for help. Buddha then manifested as this deity Kunrig and granted the practice of the Kunrig jangwa. The deva was then liberated from the lower realms.

Led by Ven. Steve Carlier, we will be using the short sadhana by Ngulchu Dharmabhadra and supplemented by Jhado Rinpoche. There are a few mudras in the short sadhana. We will learn how to perform them as we go through the sadhana.  During the sessions, we’ll spend some time reciting the Kunrig long mantra, which is one of the “Five Powerful Mantras” very powerful for purifying lower realms rebirths. We hope accumulate 10,000 long mantras collectively.


August 1st is the special day commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s first turning of the Dharma wheel, teaching the Four Noble Truths. On this day, all karmic effects are multiply 100 million times. It is a precious time to engage in virtuous practices.

Who can attend this online retreat?

  • Currently doing the Six Session Guru Yoga practice daily.
  • Have taken the Kunrig Empowerment

How will this online retreat work?

We will do six sessions of the practice over three mornings of July 30, 31, and August 1. Those who register for the full online retreat will set up their own seats at home with a strong internet connection and commit to attend all sessions as follows:

  • First session: 6am – 8am
  • Second session: 9:30am – 11:30am


Please register your participation below. Full time participation encouraged. If you are not able to attend all three days of six sessions, you are welcome to join as many sessions as you can. It would be good to attend the first session on July 30, 6am, as more instructions will be given then.

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Gift of Dharma—Be a Benefactor!

Help sponsor this special event…  Your gift of the Dharma will benefit those of low income, support Land of Medicine Buddha, help the Dharma to flourish, and creates the virtuous causes for yourself for success, good health, and long life!

Benefactors will receive special prayers and dedications during the Kunrig retreat–for your long life, purification, and removal of hindrances.

    • Diamond level: $500
    • Gold level: $250
    • Silver level $108
    • Bronze level: Any amount 🙂

Ven. Steve Carlier

Ven Steve Carlier currently resides at Land of Medicine Buddha, teaching the Basic Program. He has been studying Buddhism since 1977 and was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979, then receiving full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at Nalanda Monastery in France, and from 1993 to 2004 was one of only a handful of Westerners who have followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. He has interpreted for several of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism.

Date(s): July 30 – August 1st
Times: 6:00 am - 11:30 am
Instructor/Leader: Ven. Steve Carlier
Type of event: Retreat
Number of sessions: 3 days, 6 sessions
Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Participation: Please check practice requirements
Location: Online Via Zoom
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Registration and Donations for Kunrig Retreat

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