May 23 - 27 Bardo Teachings with Ven. Khenpo Sonam Topgyal Rinpoche
May 23rd & 24th, Wed & Thurs Evening Teachings in Manhattan
  • Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Place : 222 Bowery, NYC, (Just below Prince St.)
    Suggested Donation : $25
    No one will be turned away from lack of funds.
    Registration : Strongly recommended.
May 26th & 27th, Weekend Retreat at Blazing Wisdom Institute
  • Time : 9.30pm to 5.30pm
    Place : Blazing Wisdom Institute, 5468 Fall Clove Road, Delancey, NY 13752
    Fee for the weekend : $125, includes a catered lunch each day.
    Fee for the entire program (Manhattan & Upstate) : $150, includes a catered lunch each day.
    Registration : Required.


We have invited Khenpo Rinpoche to teach on Karma Lingpa's "Bar-do thos-grol chen-mo", The Great Liberation by hearing in the Intermediate States. These teachings comprehend both highest level development stage yoga practice, and highest completion stage yoga practice (both with and without signs). They present a complete path, from beginning to end. Indeed, they present a fundamental framework for understanding the nature of sentient experience, as the bardo teachings reveal that we are always in transition, passing from one phase of experience to another. Each interval of experience provides its own unique opportunities to cultivate a deeper understanding of and more profound way of interacting with phenomena. The teachings truly open the doorway to awakening for the wise and diligent, and provide manifold blessing through contact, taste, hearing, and so forth for all others who are fortunate to connect with them through transmission from an accomplished holder of the teachings.

Morning sessions begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

We strongly recommend that participants make every effort to follow the entire program through from start to finish, if at all possible.

There are very affordable nearby lodgings, and recommendations are available on request.

With the late Ven. Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche (left)

Visit Ven. Khenpo Sonam Rinpoche's temple in Toronto and read his biography here.

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For registration, financial assistance applications or any other information on both programs, please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 845-676-4034
Space is limited, so please reserve your place early.

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