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Upcoming Retreats

The Path of Realization: Vajrayana Retreat

With Tulku Migmar Tsering

Flexible Dates
Samye Hermitage New York
From June 28 to July 4, join Tulku Migmar and the Samye community for a deep dive into the profound teachings and practices of Guru Padmasambhava, as revealed in the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel (Dispeller of All Obstacles). Whether you wish to stay for the weekend or for the entire week, this retreat will immerse participants in the essence of these ancient wisdom teachings, guiding them towards an authentic understanding of this profound lineage of practice. Guided by Tulku Migmar, throughout the retreat, participants will engage in two daily group sessions dedicated to the practice of Guru Padmasambhava. These sessions will…
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Samye Summer Immersion

With Tulku Migmar Tsering, Joie Szu-Chiao Chen, Oriane Lavole and Matthew Zalichin

July 10 - 31, 2024
Onsite & Online
Program Update (June 1) | Join us for a three-week immersive program in Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice, combining traditional study with academic perspectives. The Samye Summer Immersion will integrate this study with contemplation in the form of group discussions and regular meditation sessions to be held during the weekdays in July, during Tulku Migmar Tsering’s residency in Cooperstown. At the heart of this program will be in-depth study and practice of the seminal Mahayana text The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicaryavatara) with Tulku Migmar, available both in person and on Zoom. A genuine lineage-holder of the Tibetan Buddhist practice…
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The Path of Transformation: Weekend Retreat

With Tulku Migmar Tsering

July 12 - 14, 2024
Samye Hermitage New York
We invite you to join this introduction to the essential points of meditation in the Mahamudra tradition, for both Summer Immersion students and the wider public. Tulku-la will also give instructions on the core elements of mind training. Nestled in the serene hills of Cooperstown, NY, this retreat is designed to provide a welcoming space for beginners to learn the art of meditation, and those with more experience to deepen their practice. We are delighted that Tulku Migmar will be on campus to guide us through accessible and beginner-friendly practices, offering techniques to quiet the mind, cultivate greater compassion, and…
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The Path of Dignity: Weekend Workshop

With Sophie (Shu-chin) Wu

July 26 - 28, 2024
Samye Hermitage New York
We invite you to join this weekend workshop on Phakchok Rinpoche's latest book, Awakening Dignity: A Guide to Living a Life of Deep Fulfillment, with co-author Shu-chin (Sophie) Wu. The notion of dignity is crucial to the question of how best to live a meaningful and fulfilling life, particularly for today’s environment in which so many of us experience self-doubt, low self-esteem, and feelings of being trapped by anxiety, dissatisfaction, or even success. How, in such a circumstance, can we gain authentic and unshakeable dignity? In Awakening Dignity, Phakchok Rinpoche draws from the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition to offer a…
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Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying: Weekend Workshop

With Tsunma Jamyang Donma, RP, CRPO, Andrea Sherman, PhD and Lori Solensten, MS

August 2 - 3, 2024
Samye Hermitage New York
Join us for our Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying Annual Retreat, dedicated to giving compassionate care at the bedside, on August 2nd & 3rd. This retreat is offered both in person and virtually on Zoom. NOBLE LIVING Learn skills for caring for yourself as we care for others. NOBLE CARING Join us in the exploration and development of deep contemplative practice, presence, gentleness, and connection while caring for others. NOBLE DYING Learn how we can support the dying and the bereaved so that death has meaning, tenderness, and compassion. Are you a caregiver, a health professional, or someone with…
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Thirty-Five Day Retreat on the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel

With Tulku Migmar Tsering

August 4 - September 7, 2024
Onsite
For practitioners of the Guru Padmasambhava's heart practice—Tukdrup Barché Kunsel (Dispeller of All Obstacles)—the Thirty-Five Day Retreat is renowned for its effectiveness in evoking the profound blessings of this practice. On Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche's advice, Tulku Migmar Tsering will lead a select group of practitioners through this sequence of practice, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the key points of the Vajrayana, and the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel in particular. The Tukdrup Barché Kunsel was discovered by the Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa in the 19th century, with the support of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. The chief figure…
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Samye Hermitage New York is a center for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Situated on 26 acres in the rolling hills of Upstate New York, the natural beauty of our surroundings provides a perfect backdrop for the integration of this precious wisdom tradition.

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    Thursdays, 5 - 6:15 pm

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