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Date: July 21st-29th, 2018.


Tsegyalgar East  3rd Annual Summer Sangha Retreat

Tsegyalgar East 3rd Annual Summer Sangha Retreat on Khandroling
The Land of the Dakinis

Thursday, 7/26: All practices will be at the Vajra Hall due to improved weather conditions.


Summer Sangha Retreat Schedule Update:

  • Thursday, 7/26: Irregular Dance of the Three Vajras - Refresher with Carisa O'Kelly - 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Friday, 7/27: Worldwide Vajra Dance Day - Irregular Dance of the Three Vajras with Carisa O'Kelly - 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Saturday, 7/28: Khaita Joyful Dances - Learn the Dzamling Gar Dance with Alejandra Krasnogor - 5:30pm-6:30pm

Join us this summer from Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 29, 2018

Learn and practice along with the following authorized International Dzogchen Community (IDC) instructors:

  • Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructors: Mariano Gil & Michael Katz
  • Yantra Yoga instructors: Paula Barry & Naomi Zeitz
  • Khaita Joyful Dance instructor: Alejandra Krasnogor
  • Vajra Dance instructors: Bodhi, Alejandra Krasnogor & Carisa O'Kelly
  • Tibetan Medicine Lunch Talk: The Five Elements in Daily Life with Dr. Malcolm Smith 

For those who did not pre-order lunch, the camp kitchen by the pond is available for those wishing to prepare their own meal.


Make sure to bring and wear insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes and ticks, and take the necessary precautions to check yourselves for ticks.
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The Summer Sangha Retreat is open to those with transmission and those who intend to receive transmission in the near future.
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Reserve today, or simply show your support. Your $50 deposit helps fund the retreat and sustain our Gar's programs.
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The Shang Shung Institute USA Bookstore has prepared a list of materials you may find useful to prepare for the Summer Sangha Retreat.
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DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Saturday 7/21

  • 8:30am-1:30pm: Karma Yoga /Set-up Crew
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm: Meet & Greet, Registration & Orientation, Karma Yoga Sign-up for all
  • 3:45pm-5:15pm: Short Tun - Explanation and practice with Mariano Gil
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm: Khaita - Explanation and Learn 1 Dance with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 7:00pm: Pizza at Vajra Hall (for those who pre-ordered)
  • 9:00pm-10:30pm: *Worldwide Transmission (WWT) Explanation with Mariano Gil - Rinpoche's House, Lower Khandroling
  • 11:00pm: *Anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava WWT projection - Rinpoche's House, Lower Khandroling

ONGOING DAILY (7/22 – 7/28)

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Registration & Karma Yoga Sign-up for all
  • Khandroling Paper Cooperative - Papermaking/Calligraphy projects - Demo times to be posted

Sunday 7/22

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Collective Practices - Green Tara
  • 10:15am-12:00pm: Vajra Dance of the Dimension of Space (12 A) for Everyone & Pranayamas with Bodhi & Paula Barry
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Vajra Dance Tun
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 2:00pm-3:45pm: Ganapuja - Explanation with Mariano Gil
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm: Vajra Dance of the 3 Vajras with Carisa O'Kelly - All levels welcome. Beginners please plan to attend every session.
  • 5:45pm-7:15pm: Khaita Joyful Dances - Learn 1 dance with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 7:30pm: Padmasambhava Ganapuja - Food & Drink provided, cash donations.

Monday 7/23 

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Collective Practices - Mandarava
  • 10:15am-12:00pm: Gentle Yantra Yoga with modifications & Pranayamas / Yantra Series with Paula Barry & Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Vajra Dance Tun
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 2:00pm-3:45pm: Mindfulness, Presence & Awareness - Explanation and practice with Mariano Gil
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm: Vajra Dance of the 3 Vajras with Carisa O'Kelly - All levels welcome. Beginners please plan to attend every session.
  • 5:45pm-7:15pm: Khaita Joyful Dances - Learn 1 dance with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 7:30pm: Guardian Practice

Tuesday 7/24 

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Collective Practices - Guru Yoga of the White A
  • 10:15am-12:00pm: Vajra Dance of the Dimension of Space (12 A) for Everyone & Pranayamas with Bodhi & Paula Barry
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Vajra Dance Tun
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 2:00pm-3:45pm: Chöd - Explanation and practice with Michael Katz
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm: Vajra Dance of the 3 Vajras with Carisa O'Kelly - All levels welcome. Beginners please plan to attend every session.
  • 5:45pm-7:15pm: Khaita Joyful Dances - Learn 1 dance with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 7:30pm: Bardo Teachings & Purification of the Six Lokas - Explanation with slide presentation and practice with Michael Katz

Wednesday 7/25 

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Collective Practices: Ati Lamgi Ngondro - Preliminary Practice of the Longsal Cycle
  • 10:15am-12:00pm: Gentle Yantra Yoga with modifications & Pranayamas / Yantra Series - with Paula Barry & Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm: Vajra Dance Tun
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 2:00pm-3:45pm: Guru Yoga of White A - Explanation and practice with Mariano Gil
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm: Vajra Dance of the 3 Vajras with Carisa O'Kelly - All levels welcome. Beginners please plan to attend every session.
  • 5:45pm-7:15pm: Khaita Joyful Dances - Learn 1 dance with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 7:30pm: Guardian Practice

Thursday 7/26 (All practices at the Vajra Hall today)

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Collective Practices: Guru Yoga of the White A 
  • 10:15am-12:00pm: Vajra Dance of the Dimension of Space (12 A) for Everyone & Pranayamas with Bodhi & Paula Barry
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Vajra Dance Tun
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 2:00pm-3:45pm: 25 Spaces of Samantabhadra - Explanation and practice with Michael Katz
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm: Irregular Dance of the Three Vajras - Refresher with Carisa O'Kelly
  • 5:45pm-7:15pm: Khaita Joyful Dances - Learn 1 dance with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 7:30pm: Chöd practice with Michael Katz

Friday 7/27

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Collective Practices - Green Tara
  • 10:15am-12:00pm: Gentle Yantra Yoga with modifications & Pranayamas / Yantra Series with Paula Barry & Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch talk with Dr. Malcolm Smith - The Five Elements in Daily Life
  • 2:00pm-3:45pm: Semdzins - Symbol of the White A, Semdzin of the Syllable PHAT, The Semdzin of the Song of the Vajra – Explanation and practice with Mariano Gil
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm: Worldwide Vajra Dance Day - Irregular Dance of the Three Vajras  with Carisa O'Kelly 
  • 5:45pm-6:45pm: Khaita Joyful Dances - Learn 1 dance with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 7:00pm: Full Moon Ganapuja with Dance of the Song of the Vajra, Namkha & Marme Monlam - Food & Drink provided, cash donations.

Saturday 7/28

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Collective Practices - Ati Lamgi Ngondro - Preliminary Practice of the Longsal Cycle
  • 10:15am-12:00pm: Vajra Dance of the Dimension of Space (12 A) for Everyone & Pranayamas with Bodhi & Paula Barry
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Vajra Dance Tun
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Registration & Daily Karma Yoga Sign-up
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 2:00pm-3:45pm: Bardo Teachings & Purification of the Six Lokas - Explanation and practice with Michael Katz
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm: Vajra Dance of the 3 Vajras with Carisa O'Kelly - All levels welcome. Beginners please plan to attend every session.
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm: Khaita Joyful Dances - Learn the Dzamling Gar Dance with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 6:30pm: Barbecue will be served at the Vajra Hall
  • 6:30pm: Live Auction at the Vajra Hall

Sunday 7/29

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Collective Practices - Mandarava
  • 10:15am-12:00pm: Breathing and Kumbhaka with Naomi Zeitz
  • 12:15pm: Medium Ganapuja with Dance of the Song of the Vajra and Marme Monlam - Food & Drink provided, cash donations.
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm: Khaita Joyful Dances - with Alejandra Krasnogor
  • 3:00pm: Close of retreat - Karma Yoga cleanup