• Campground Site – $110.00
  • Shrine Hall Room (Shared) – $150.00
  • Shrine Hall Room – $250.00
  • Commuter – $90.00
  • Online – $90.00
  • Prices calculated for 2 nights minimum stay

Date & Time Details: June 28 - July 4

Location: Samye Hermitage New York

Address: 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY, USA

Contact: [email protected]

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The Path of Realization: Vajrayana Retreat

With Tulku Migmar Tsering

Flexible Dates

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 be complemented by a comprehensive exploration of the preliminary practices, the fundamental aspects of sadhana practice, and intricacies of the ritual details, providing participants with a deep understanding and experiential immersion in this sacred tradition.

In addition to the structured practice sessions, ample time will be allocated for reflection, contemplation, and leisure, allowing participants to integrate their experiences, connect with fellow practitioners, and savor moments of serenity amidst the hermitage’s tranquil surroundings. Furthermore, opportunities for voluntary service will be woven into the retreat schedule, fostering a sense of community and selflessness among participants as they contribute to the collective well-being of our Dharma home in Cooperstown.

Guided by experienced instructors and imbued with the blessings of Guru Padmasambhava, this retreat promises to be a transformative experience, offering participants the tools, insights, and inspiration to dispel obstacles, awaken their inner potential, and walk the path of enlightenment with dignity. Join us for either a weekend or a entire week of spiritual renewal, profound teachings, and profound connection with the timeless wisdom of Guru Padmasambhava.

*If you’re interested in learning more about the practice of Guru Padmasambhava as taught in our lineage, please visit Samye Institute for more details.

Program Details:

For those attending in person, registration is scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday evening, followed by an orientation and group practice at 7:30 pm. An additional check-in period is also provided from 8:00 to 8:30 am on Saturday morning, for those who are unable to attend Friday evening. A daily schedule will be shared shortly before the retreat begins. Sessions will be recorded and shared with all participants.

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Financial Support:

This retreat has been priced to cover the many costs that go into organizing such an event, which includes food, labor, supplies, and, of course, time. We strive to price our retreats to cover these costs, while leaving a modest amount of surplus to help us maintain our physical campus year-round.

We are also committed to making our retreat as accessible as possible, so for those who are in need of financial assistance for either the online or onsite retreat, please send a message to [email protected] for details on how we can help.



Tulku Migmar Tsering
Tulku Migmar Tsering is a master of the Chokling New Treasures lineage of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Nubri, Nepal in 1975 and began his training at an early age after having been recognized as a reincarnate lama. Tulku Migmar began his formal education in 1983 at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu. Through the years, Tulku Migmar proved to be an outstanding practitioner, mastering all of the elaborate vajrayana rituals and sacred arts so essential to the Chokling New Treasures tradition. Tulku-la completed a 3-year retreat under the close guidance of his root guru,…
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