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Chino Valley, AZ: 2023 True Nature Retreat at The Garchen Buddhist Institute

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023 - Sunday, Apr 30, 2023

2023 True Nature Retreat

With His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, Venerable Khenpo Tenzin, Krishna Das, Nina Rao, Kathleen Davis and Joyanna Maria Ananda

April 26 – 30, 2023
Due to popular demand we are happy to offer our second 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.
Khenpo Tenzin will teach on the 5 skandhas/aggregates and guide us in meditations on Shamata and Vipassana.
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.
Nina Rao will lead us in beautiful chanting to prime us for the experience of the joyous heart centered yoga practices 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
5 Skandas / Aggregates Teaching and Guided Meditation on Shamata and Vipassana
by Venerable Khenpo Tenzin

Kirtan Concerts
Krishna Das & Band
Nina Rao
Joyanna Maria Ananda
Tibetan Qigong
Kathleen Davis

Schedule Overview

April 26 |  Arrival time between 1 – 5pm
April 27-30 | Program

Departures on the 30th 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 May 1st.

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


Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023
Sunday, Apr 30, 2023
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The Garchen Buddhist Institute
9995 E Blissful Path
Chino Valley, AZ 86323 United States
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