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Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga Practice

Date July 28 - August 4, 2013
Time 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location Du Khor Choling, The Land of Kalachakra Study and Practice.
Instructors Geshe Lobsang Dakpa, with resident Namgyal Monks and Faculty
Cost $700, see details below
Registration Pre-registration required, see details below
Prerequisites Please see below.

The system of Kalachakra highest yoga tantra has a rich history as one of the most important tantras in Tibetan Buddhism for removing obstacles to Buddhahood. In recent years it has become closely associated with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Namgyal monks.

The second Namgyal summer retreat will focus on Kalachakra practice, and is open only to those who have received the Kalachakra initiation, or initiation in any other highest yoga tantra. It will be conducted in the manner of a traditional Tibetan meditation retreat, led by Geshe Lobsang Drakpa of Namgyal Monastery India and the monks of Namgyal Monastery Ithaca.

During this week-long retreat, students will participate in four sessions each day with guidance in the practice of Kalachakra six-session guru yoga, visualization, mantra recitation, and will receive teachings on the paths and grounds.

As in the first week retreat, the Kalachakra Retreat will be characterized by individual attention from the monks of the Dalai Lama’s own personal monastery, with opportunities each day for students to ask questions about their own personal practice from both the Namgyal monks and the head teacher, Geshe Lobsang Drakpa.


Du Khor Choling, The Land of Kalachakra Study and Practice.

Lodging Options:
Lodging for students will not be available on-site. However, Namgyal Monastery has arranged with Ithaca College (IC), the option for students to stay in dormitory rooms at a cost of $50 per night for a double room. If students choose to stay in the IC dorms, they can elect to stay in a room by themselves for the full cost of $50 per night (a total of $350 for a full week) or they can elect to share the room with another retreat participant for a cost of $25 per night for each person (a total cost of $175 for a full week per person sharing a room). Ithaca College is approximately one-half mile from DKCL. IC will have linens and towels available for students to use for no additional cost. Also there are laundry facilities on campus within walking distance of the residence hall and use of these is free of charge. For students who do not have their own car at the retreat, Namgyal will arrange for transportation to and from the IC dorms in the mornings and evenings. There are a number of hotels in the area, Namgyal will try to arrange for discounted prices for students, for more information about area hotels call the Namgyal office. Also there are two parks with camping facilities within a 20 minute drive of DKCL. These are Buttermilk Falls State Park and Robert Treman State Park. Information about these parks and reservations for camping be found online (


The cost for a week-long retreat is $700 and includes three wonderful satisfying vegetarian meals per day, and all study materials.

Register for both Namgyal summer retreats and pay $1,250.


To register, please contact Namgyal, with your full name, address, telephone number, and email (optional). A deposit of 50% is required to hold your registration. Deposits are fully refundable until June 30th, after which, one half of the deposit is refundable.


Please make your personal check, money order, or bank cashier's check payable to “Namgyal Monastery” and send to our mailing address.

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