Summer Retreat Session 1 What is a Buddhist Lifestyle

Friday, July 21, 2017 to Friday July 28, 2017

Registration at 4 pm.  Orientation at 6 pm. Opening session at 7 pm.

Ends with lunch.

What is a Buddhist Lifestyle

Whether you are a beginner or advanced meditator, learn more about the possibilities for a richer daily life using dharma guiding principles. We will also discuss challenges of integrating dharma and life’s problems. The Green Light set of empowerments will be bestowed: Green Wisdom Light, Medicine Buddha, Buddha Shakyamuni and White Tara.


Going on Retreat at Lotus Lake Buddhist Center

Inaugural Retreat at  Doonkar Retreat House

White Conch retreats are held on the sacred consecrated monastery and retreat grounds of Domo Geshe Rinpoche called Lotus Lake Buddhist Center and Monastery. While tenting under the pines of the very quiet Meditation or Jetavana Groves, you might even sense the presence of a Pure Land.

Indoor rooms are in the quietude of the new Doonkar Retreat House.  Enjoy three excellent vegetarian meals per day with homemade bread, our own yogurt, kombucha and many other gourmet specialties. Practice walking meditation on the kora path around a beautiful lotus pond with the large Buddha statue at the head.

On group retreats there are daily dharma teachings in the spacious Temple and informal sharing by Rinpoche or senior students over breakfast or lunch. Whether you are seated in Norbu’s Great Room under the Wish Granting Tree, visiting the organic vegetable and flower gardens or are in your own room, the environment has been specially created to make it easy to quiet your mind, learn without distractions and be under the care of our kind retreat master and teacher.


  • Regular Registration: $665  Early Registration: $635    Tent: $525
  • Extra Days before or after retreat, or between retreats are $30 a day.
  • For ordained or dharma service rates, contact the retreat coordinator at retreats@white‑ We will make an effort to accommodate all who wish to attend.



Delicious vegetarian meals and accommodations are included in the retreat cost.

Double room indoor accommodations are at Doonkar Retreat House and nearby locations. A Tenting Option is available for the reduced registration rate.


Please preregister at to reserve your space. Early Registration Discount if paid in full by July1. Full payment is due at check in unless payment plan arrangements were made before July 1.


Payment can be made online at or with a check mailed to White Conch Dharma Center, W4603 State Hwy 73, Neillsville, WI 54456-5946

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