Sep 27 - Oct 6

Lama Chöpa (Guru Puja) is an integral practice in our lineage which is usually conducted twice a month at our Dharma centers and even on a daily basis by the very dedicated practitioners. This will be a retreat-style teaching with practice sessions.

a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment. Some examples: Yamantaka, Heruka (Chakrasamvara), Guhyasamaja, Hayagriva (Secret or Most Secret). If you’re not sure you have had one of these, then probably you haven’t.
If you have not previously are received a highest yoga tantra empowerment and are interested in taking the Lama Chopa teachings, you will need to attend the Secret Hayagriva Empowerment.

Lama Chopa Merit field

Commitment:  Best to do Lama Chopa daily. If not, then meditate a little on Refuge, Bodhichitta, and Lo-jong each day.
Note: This applies even for part-time participation.

Session times

We will have three sessions per day. Dagri Rinpoche will teach two of those sessions – afternoon and evening – and might join us for some of the morning sessions.  The morning sessions – consisting of practice and review – will led by a senior Sangha.

September 27 – October 5
9:30am – 12:30pm: Dagri Rinpoche teaches
3pm – 6pm: Dagri Rinpoche teaches
7pm – 9pm: practice session led by sangha

October 6
9:30am – 12:30pm


Pre-registration required for all levels of participation.
Please register online or call our reception office: (831)-462 8383.
Limited accommodation – register now!

Levels of participation:

  • Residential Full time retreat
  • Commuter Options:
    • Full Retreat: 10:30am – 9pm
    • Half Day: 3pm – 9pm
    • Evening Sessions: 7pm – 9pm
    • Weekends


  • For partial residential participation in the Lama Chopa Teachings, single and shared rooms are available from Sep 27 to Oct 3 (check-out on Oct 4). Please contact the office to reserve.  (Note: commitments still apply even for part-time participation.)
  • Sangha – Ordained monks and nuns – for residential retreat, please contact us directly

Gift of Dharma sponsorship

This is going to be an amazing 12 days with Dagri Rinpoche – such a rare and precious opportunity!  Our intention is to make attending these events available and affordable for anyone striving for full enlightenment, for those who appreciate the importance of this practice and willing to take on the daily practice for the rest of their lives. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche said:

You will be quickly liberated from oceans of samsaric sufferings and their causes and achieve full enlightenment. It protects the mind from all delusions. Its benefits are amazing.

There are mundane expenses even in spiritual events. We therefore appeal to open hearted students and benefactors who are able to help us put on this event. We would appreciate to hear from members of our Dharma community who have the merit and fortune to be able to become sponsors!

    • Buddha level: $1,008
    • Dharma level: $540
    • Sangha level: $324
    • Arya level: $108

Sangha Sponsorship

LMB offer free food and shared accommodation to all monastics. We have about 12 Sangha registered for this event. Help us to support them!

    • Sponsor one meal for one day: $31
    • Sponsor one Sangha’s meals for the entire 12 day retreat: $372
    • Sponsor one Sangha for the entire 12 day retreat: $812
Thank you so much for your generosity. – “The gift of the Dharma excels all gifts.”

Read more about Dagri Rinpoche, from the FPMT website.

See photos from Dagri Rinpoche’s 2011 visit to LMB.
See photos of Dagri Rinpoche from around the world.

Full Program of Dagri Rinpoche’s Visit

Sept 25, Wednesday: 7pm – 9pm
Public Talk: About Sutra and Tantra

Sept 26, Thursday: 7pm till end
Secret Hayagriva Empowerment (Tam.drin Sang.drup)

Sept 27 – Oct 6: Three sessions: 10:30am, 3pm, 7pm
Lama Chopa Commentary

Date(s): Sep 27 - Oct 6
Times: All Day
Instructor/Leader: Dagri Rinpoche, Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: retreat
Number of sessions: 24 - 28 sessions
Level: Advance & Restricted - please check prerequisites and commitments
Participation: Full-time Residential or Commuter
Location: Main Gompa
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