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Chino Valley, AZ: 2023 True Nature Retreat at The Garchen Buddhist Institute (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, Oct 12, 2023 - Sunday, Oct 15, 2023

2023 True Nature Retreat Oct 12-15

Due to popular demand we are happy to offer our third True Nature Retreat!

Welcoming beginners as well as seasoned yogis to join this popular gathering at the Garchen Institute! A powerful combination of teachings, meditation, chanting and movement will bring you into a more embodied and heart centered state at this holy destination.

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will give pith instructions on the ultimate essence of mind and body, illuminating your true nature.

We are delighted to welcome Krishna Das and his band to lead us in truly heart opening devotional chanting. Band members include: Krishna Das, Ty Burhoe, David Estes and Genevieve Walker.

Venerable Khenpo Tenzin will guide us in meditations on our natural state of mind.

From the lineage of the great Dzogchen master Khenpo Munsel, who is Garchen Rinpoche’s root guru, come the Tibetan Qigong practices taught by our qualified guide Kathleen Davis.

Joyous heart centered yoga practices will be taught by the gifted Joyanna Maria Ananda.

Registration required for in person attendance. Space is limited.

Ultimate Essence of Mind and Body
Teachings with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

Guided Meditation on Natural State of Mind
by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin

Kirtan Concerts
Krishna Das & Band

Joyanna Maria Ananda

Tibetan Qigong
Kathleen Davis

Schedule Overview

October 12 |  Arrival time between 1 – 5pm.   Evening meditation 7pm -8pm
October 13 – 15 | Program

Departures on the 15th will be after the last Kirtan Yoga concert in the evening at 8:30pm. There is an option to stay one extra night and depart the morning of October 16th.

To apply for Karma Yoga service to receive a reduced or waived fee rate, click here


Thursday, Oct 12, 2023
Sunday, Oct 15, 2023
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The Garchen Buddhist Institute
9995 E Blissful Path
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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