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The Retreat Schedule calender has events, retreats and courses for the following Educational Programs:

blueDiscovering Buddhism courses and retreats offered by the FPMT.

greenBasic Program retreats – one-month and three-month – which are required for the completion of the program. The 3 month retreat requirement can accomplished by completing 3 one-month retreats or 1 three-month retreat, though the three-month is recommended as the ideal way to integrate the study of the Basic program subjects.

For more information about the various Buddhist study programs, please refer to the Education Programs.

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FPMT Buddhist Retreat Centers

Here you find information about retreats in FPMT centers that offer students of the Basic Program the possibility to fullfill the three-month lam-rim retreat requirement. This Basic Program completion requirement can be fulfilled by doing three times one month of lam-rim retreat, or in longer stretches; one three-month retreat is recommended as the ideal way to integrate the study of the Basic Program subjects.

For Basic Program Online students the completion requirement is a one-month lam-rim retreat.

Masters Program Online students also have a one-month lam-rim retreat requirement; they can make use of the below offered options for fulfilling this MP Online completion requirement as well.

*Additions and corrections to your Basic Program retreat as listed here can be made by contacting Education Services .


Three-month retreats
at the conclusion of their Basic Program will be offered by:


Kopan Monastery, Nepal, 12 June – 11 September 2014
three-month lam-rim retreat that concludes Kopan Monastery’s first Basic Program; the retreat will be guided by Kopan’s BP teacher, Ven. Fedor Stracke


Nalanda Monastery, France, mid September – mid December 2017 
three-month lam-rim retreat planned at the completion of Nalanda’s second BP, running from 2013-2017


 

One-month retreats are offered as part of their Basic Program or Masters Program by:


Institut Vajra Yogini, Lavaur, France, 17 January – 14 February 2014 – this retreat is now completed; next winter’s retreat dates will be announced mid 2014

Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, completed for 2012 – further retreats will be announced


Oselling, Sierra Nevada, Spain, 4 July – 2 August 2013 this retreat is now completed; dates for future retreats will be announced       


Kalachakra Retreat Center, France; 170 KM from Paris by direct train, 27 December 2012 – 26 January 2013  this retreat is completed – retreat dates for 2014 will be announced
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Queensland, July/August 2014, to be confirmed

Nalanda Monastery, France, June 2015, Jan-Feb 2017, Jan-Feb 2018 ; these one month retreats offered as part of Nalanda’s Masters Program are also open to Basic Program students

De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre , Kangaroo Island, South Australia, is offering a discount rate of $A 125 per week for Basic Program and Masters Progam students who choose De-Tong Ling to do their BP or MP retreat. Cost of food and firewood (in winter) are not included.


 

To facilitate fulfilling the one-month lam-rim retreat requirement for Basic Program and Masters Program Online students, FPMT Education Services now provides materials on the Online Learning Center: ONE-MONTH LAM-RIM RETREAT – Guidelines and Support Materials. The page is accessible upon request for individual students who have completed the review and final exam but can not attend a group retreat offered in a center, or prefer to do an individual retreat. 

For individual three-month and one-year retreats in the context of Basic Program and Masters Program completion, a separate course, PREPARATION FOR LONG RETREAT – Guidelines and Support Materials, is planned to be provided in the FPMT Online Learning Center in 2015.

 

 

FPMT Buddhist Retreat Centers

The following schedules provide links to information for specific Discovering Buddhism courses and retreats offered by the FPMT. FPMT offers several Buddhist study programs, for more information, please click here.

*Additions and corrections to your Discovering Buddhism retreat and course schedules can be made by contacting Education Services.

 

Course Schedule

Module 1: Mind and Its Potential

Module 2: How to Meditate

Module 3: Presenting the Path

Atisha Centre, AUS
April 17-27, 2014
Presenting the Path (Kopan-style retreat)
Led by Ven. Thubten Gyatso

 Vajrapani Institute, CA, USA
November 21-30, 2014
A Practical Guide to True Happiness: Kopan West Lam-Rim Retreat
Led by Glen Svensson

Module 4: The Spiritual Teacher

Module 5: Death and Rebirth

Module 6: All About Karma

Module 7: Refuge in the Three Jewels

Module 8: Establishing a Daily Practice

Module 9: Samsara and Nirvana

Module 10: How to Develop Bodhichitta

Module 11: Transforming Problems

Module 12: Wisdom of Emptiness

Module 13: Introduction to Tantra

Vajrapani Institute, CA, USA
September 9-14, 2014
Discovering the Nature of Mind: Tasting the Essence of Tantra Series Module 3
Led by Rob Preece

Module 14: Special Integration Practices

Vajrapani Institute, CA, USA
December 28, 2014- January 1, 2015
New Year’s Purification Retreat (Vajrasattva)
Teacher TBD

Tushita Retreat Centre, Spain
December 2013-April 2014
Vajrasattva Retreat

Tong-nyi Nying-je Ling, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 16-19 2014
Nyung Nas: Purification Retreat
Led by Ven. Tendar



Retreat Schedule

 


 

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FPMT Centers offer retreats worldwide. The following schedule provides links to information for upcomining retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche and retreats scheduled at various FPMT centers.

*Additions to this retreat schedule can be made by contacting Center Services.

 

Retreats with Lama Zopa Rinpoche »

 

Retreats scheduled at FPMT Centers

Additions and corrections to your center retreat schedule can be made by contacting Center Services.

 

2014

 


 

January

 10 -17
Green Tara RetreatLand of Medicine Buddha, USA
led by Ven Robina Courtin

 

February

7 – 14
Path to Bliss:
Meditation and Instructions on the Path to Enlightenment. (Kopan-style retreat), Land of Medicine Buddha, USA
led by Ven Steve Carlier

 

20 – 23
Presenting the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, with Tara, Lama Yeshe Ling, Canada
Led by Ven Robina Courtin

 

Feb 28 – March 17
Eight Nyung Nays: Chenresig fasting retreat, Land of Medicine Buddha, USA
led by Ven. Steve Carlier  

 

Feb 28 – Mar 9
100,000 Waterbowl offering retreat, Maitreya Instituut, Loenen, The Netherlands

March

 

4 – 9
Awakening Right Intention: Tasting the Essence of Tantra Series Module 2, Vajrapani Institute, USA
Led by Rob Preece

 

25 – 30
Courageous Compassion: Developing Bodhicitta, Vajrapani Institute, USA
Led by Venerable Robina Courtin

 

April

12 – 16
Harmony in Kalachakra Retreat, focusing on harmonizing the inner and outer elements.  Kalachakra Centre, France
led by Andy Wistreich

 

17 – 21
Shamatha and the Lam-Rim:  a Silent Meditation Retreat, Chag-tong Chen-tong Centre, Australia
led by TY (Thubten Yeshe)

 

17 – 27
Lam-Rim Meditation Retreat – Kopan style, Atisha Centre, Australia
led by Ven Thubten Gyatso

 

27 – 4 May
Grow Your Own Lotus – a Lam-rim Retreat, Mahamudra Centre, New Zealand
led by Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma)

May

16 – 19
Nyung Nay Purification Retreat, Tong-nyi Nying-je LIng, Denmark

 

23 – 26
Developing a Focused Mind: FPMT Shiné Level 1, Vajrapani Institute, USA
Led by Emily Hsu

 

23 – June 1
Lam rim overview (3 days) followed by Medicine Buddha retreat, Panchen Losang Chogyen Gelug-Zentrum, Austria
led by Ven Lobsang Namgyel

 

28 – June 14
Eight Nyung Nays, Tushita Meditation Centre, India

 

June

13 – 19
Retreat with Vajrayogini Blessing and Commentary, Vajrapani Institute, USA
HE The Jangtse Choje, Khensur Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche

 

30 – July 6
Green Tara retreat, Atisha Centre, Australia
Led by Ven Robina Courtin

 

July

3 – 9
Three Nyung Nays, Kalachakra Centre, France
led by Ven Charles

 

11 – 14
Questioning Appearances: How to Meditate on Emptiness, Gendun Drupa Centre, Canada
Led by Ven Tenzin Chogkyi

18 – 21
Teen Camp (Buddhist Summer Camp for teens), Vajrapani Institute, USA

 

24 – 27
Family Camp (Buddhist summer camp for the whole family), Vajrapani Institute, USA

 

August

2 – 18
Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga Retreat, Tushita Meditation Centre, India
led by Andy Wistreich

 

3 – 13
Shine Retreat, Kalachakra Centre, France
led by Ven Thubten Sangpo

 

17 – 18 September
100 Million Mani Retreat hosted by FPMT Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

September

9 – 14
Discovering the Nature of Mind: Tasting the Essence of Tantra Series Module 3, Vajrapani Institute, USA
Led by Rob Preece

 

30 – October 8
Chenrezig Tonglen Retreat, with an Introduction to Tantra, Tushita Meditation Centre, India
led by Jimi Neal

 

October

16 – 24
Medicine Buddha Retreat – Ultimate Healing with Wisdom & Compassion, Tushita Meditation Centre, India
led by Ven Namgyel

November

2 – 10
Green Tara Retreat, Tushita Meditation Centre, India
led by Jimi Neal

 

8 – 24
Kalachakra Approximation Retreat, Kalachakra Centre, France
Led by Andy Wistreich

 

21 – 30
A Practical Guide to True Happiness: Kopan West Lam Rim Retreat, Vajrapani Institute, USA
Led by Glen Svensson

 

December

5 – 14
Developing a Focused Mind: FPMT Shiné Level 2, Vajrapani Institute, USA
Led by Glen Svensson

 

28 – January 1 2015
New Year’s Purification Retreat (Vajrasattva), Vajrapani Institute, USA

 

 

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FPMT retreat centers span the globe in a variety of beautiful locations, such as the Coromandel coast of New Zealand, the heart of the Italian Alps, and the California Redwoods. Several retreat centers also offer the opportunity to do buddhist retreats in the heart of the city. The following retreat centers offer everything from intensive meditation on Tibetan Buddhist practices to a relaxing enviroment for reflection and discovery. There are a number of currently scheduled retreats  at FPMT centers as well as Discovering Buddhism retreats for students of Tibetan Buddhism.

‘Retreat’ literally means to retreat from one’s ordinary day to day concerns and view, and to give oneself the opportunity to focus on reality; away from ordinary distractions we can train our mind in the path to enlightenment.


The clear, pure, and blissful state of mind exists within each one of us right now. Yet the fact that we have this fundamentally pure nature does not mean that we are already enlightened. Until we rid ourselves of hatred, greed, jealousy and all the other symptoms of the false ego shrouding our mind, we are certainly not enlightened.
Introduction to Tantra
by Lama Yeshe, Wisdom Books

Retreat Facilities in the FPMT

Please contact each center directly for their program of retreats

Australia
England
France: Centre de Retraite Kalachakra

France
India
Italy

Malaysia
Mexico
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
  • Mahamudra Centre
    facilities for group and private retreat; special facilities for Dorje Khadro fire pujas.

Spain
United States


Currently Scheduled Buddhist Retreats at FPMT centers

Discovering Buddhism Retreats for students of Tibetan Buddhism




What you think is a problem comes from your own mind; what you think is joyful comes from your own mind. Your happiness does not depend on anything external.

The foolish person seeks happiness outside, running around and keeping busy with that expectation. If you seek happiness outside yourself, you have no freedom, you always have problems, and you are never completely satisfied. You are unable to truly accomplish anything, unable to see reality clearly, and unable to judge correctly. If you seek happiness outside yourself, there are always so many problems… .By seeking happiness outside yourself, you will only become exhausted with suffering, which is without satisfaction and without end… Your happiness does not depend on anything external.

Transforming Problems into Happiness
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Wisdom Books