Winter Retreat Session 2:  January 2nd – January 12th
    11 day practice retreat on Emptiness and Wisdom

   includes Rinpoche’s Birthday and Tsok Ceremony.

Formal bestowal of Manjushri empowerment (Buddha of Wisdom) 

Come join us for this practice retreat on Emptiness and Wisdom, for a deeper exploration into this mystical topic.  Sunyata, translated into English as emptiness, is a Buddhist concept that refers to the precept that all things are empty of intrinsic existence and nature, to “openness and understanding of nonexistence” within the insight of  the Middle Way. In addition, this session includes a full moon ceremony with permission to study and perform Lama Chopa tsok ceremony on your own.  This session also will give the practice of Rainbow Light so that the energy body and emerging wisdom mind can integrate more skillfully.


Private Retreat: People can come early or stay late for private retreat. People attending Session 2 may also come a bit early (at the end of Session 1 on New Year’s Eve) to participate in World Peace Prayers if desired. Make arrangements in advance with Khandro at

Going on Retreat at Lotus Lake Buddhist Center

Daily dharma teachings are held in the spacious dharma hall but there are often informal spontaneous sharings by Rinpoche or senior students over breakfast or lunch. Walk the Kora path around the beautiful lotus pond and take time to quiet your mind and meditate under the watchful care of the retreat master.

Retreat allows you to leave behind daily concerns and focus on personal inner healing and spiritual development. Join with like-minded individuals who are committed to becoming capable of benefiting living beings.


Only a few private rooms will be available, since more rooms will be needed for double occupancy. Private room assignments will be based on need.  Delicious vegetarian meals are included in the cost.

Check In is 4:30–6 pm on the first day of each retreat session.

Orientation is at 6 pm. The first teaching will start at 7 pm.

On the final day of each retreat session, departure will be by 4 pm.

If you will be traveling by plane, please contact Khandro for further information regarding shuttles and pickups. We may be able to coordinate timing with other participants.


Session 2 Emptiness and Wisdom: $1,160

Early Registration discount if paid in full by Dec. 1

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.

Registration and Payment

Please preregister at to reserve your space at the retreat. Space is limited.
Payment can be made online at or with a check mailed to White Conch Dharma Center, W4603 St Hwy 73, Neillsville, WI 54456-5946. Full payment is expected at time of check in.  Any special arrangements need to be made with Gyalmo before December 1st. Contact

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