Medicine Buddha Practice:

Date August 10, 2014 – August 17, 2014
Time 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location Du Khor Choling, The Land of Kalachakra Study and Practice.
Instructor Geshe Lobsang Dakpa, with resident Namgyal Monks and Faculty.
Cost $700, see details below.
Registration Pre-registration required, see details below

Medicine Buddha practice is a powerful tool that helps to facilitate the healing of self and others. Students will practice daily prayers and meditations, and receive teachings on transforming the three poisons of ignorance, anger, and attachment.

This retreat will provide basic instruction and orientation to Buddhist teachings and practice that previously have been part of our “Get Acquainted with Namgyal Retreat”. In addition, this retreat will provide an overview and introduction to Tantric Buddhist practice. The teachings will be given in conjunction with a Medicine Buddha initiation, detailed instruction on the practice of the Medicine Buddha Sadhana and daily Medicine Buddha group practice sessions. After the last meditation session and dinner on each day, there will be discussion groups, slide-lectures and other activities.

This retreat is accessible and open to anyone who would like to attend. Students will receive individual attention from the monks of the Dalai Lama’s own personal monastery. The retreat will be relatively informal and all of the monks will be accessible to the students throughout the day and evening for questions and discussion on the materials studied. There will also be many opportunities for individual sessions with the teachers of Namgyal Monastery to discuss questions you might have regarding your own personal practice.

Retreat Teacher: Geshe Tsering Choepel became a novice monk at the age of 14 in Tibet. In 1991, with a strong desire to further his studies and meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, he made the difficult journey to India. He was admitted to Drepung Loseling Monastery where he studied the great treatises of Buddhist Philosophy and Tantra. He received his Geshe degree in 2009. In 2005, Namgyal Monastery invited him to Dharamsala where he has taught classes on the great treatises and tantra every year in the monastery as well as to small groups of eastern and western students who aspire to study the Buddhadharma.


Namgyal Monastery – Du Khor Choe Ling, The Land of Kalachakra Study and Practice, 201 Tibet Drive, Route 96B Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

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

Lodging: 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 (

To register, please email 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. For more information, call 607-280-8187.


Please make your personal check, money order, or bank cashier’s check payable to “Namgyal Monastery” and send to our mailing address: 412 North Aurora Street, Ithaca NY 14850. For payment by credit card, please register first and then process your payment through the Teaching and Events Payment Page. The link is at the bottom of the page on our website. In the “Teaching or Event” field of the Payment Form, enter the name of the event for which you are paying.

Choose language