Date: July 15th-24th, 2021.

Location: Khandroling

Summer Sangha Retreat on Khandroling

Summer Sangha Retreat on Khandroling
the Land of the Dakinis


Thursday afternoon July 15 - Saturday July 24, 2021
on Khandroling, The Land of the Dakinis in Buckland, MA. 


After being separated for many months we're happy to practice together and to enjoy the spirit and energy of our Sangha so lovingly given to us by Rinpoche. 

We are excited to be celebrating the Anniversary of Vajra Dance on Earth, as part of the larger retreat with an Advanced Dance of the Song of the Vajra Course with Prima Mai on Zoom from July 16th-22nd. This course is in-person only and is for experienced dancers.

With regards to COVID: we're committed to making this event as safe as possible.  People are welcome to wear masks and it's encouraged when distancing is not possible. We recommend not sharing food. If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask unless you've been able to fully quarantine. We will have safe options for Ganapujas. 

Daily Retreat Schedule: Friday July 16th - Thursday July 22nd

All times are in ET - NYC Time (GMT - 4) Check your local time here

 Zoom events in Blue. We'll Zooming from Vajra Hall, an off-grid environment,and working with elements.  We’ll offer as much as we are able to via Zoom and will provide updates with regards to the schedule. Zoom links have been mailed to our lists and are on the Sangha App

Daily Retreat Schedule: Friday July 16th - Thursday July 22nd

8:00am-9:00am- Morning practice (Guru Yoga of White A, Tara, and Mandarava) - In Tent by Stupa

9:15am-12:30pm - Advanced Dance of the Song of the Vajra Course broadcasting Prima Mai on Zoom (in-person attendance only) Please arrive by  9:15 for 9:30 start in Vajra Hall.

10-11:30 am  -  Pranayama and Yantra Yoga and/or collective practice with Naomi Zeitz and Paula Barry - In Tent by Stupa (Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat)

12:30-3pm- Lunch (bring your own, unless you ordered in advance. We have some snacks for sale).

    • 1-1:45  SMS Lunch Table: Discuss any Precious Vase topic with SMS Instructor, Lynn Newdome (OPEN )
    • 2-2:45 Sitting Meditation -Lynn will guide shiné practice, in several methods (OPEN)
    • All are invited to these lunchtime activities, regardless of Dzogchen transmission (on Fri July 16, Sat July 17, Mon July 19, Wed July 21, and Fri July 23)!

3:00-4:30- Semdzins and Inner Rushen with Lynn Newdome in-person and via Zoom - in Vajra Hall. (Fri, Sat, Mon, Wed, Fri)

3:00-4:30 - 25 Spaces explanation and Practice with Michael Katz - in person and via Zoom - in Vajra Hall(Sun, Tues, Thurs)

3:00-4:30 - Vajra Dance Refresh with Bodhi at Pond Platform

4:45-6:15 Eight Movements of Yantra Yoga - Traditional and Chair with Vicki Sidley and Naomi Zeitz - in person and via Zoom - in Vajra Hall Beginner and refresher course. Suggested donation, if just attending Yoga course $70-$105. OPEN TO ALL (if new, please come for entire course only)

6:30-7:30 - Vajra Dance Thun in Vajra Hall (most days)

Additional SPECIAL Events 

Monday, July 19th 

7:00 pm - Padmasambhava Ganapuja on Khandroling (Zoom- Summer sangha Retreat Channel) 

Tuesday, July 20th - 6:30-7:30 pm Chod

Thursday, July 22rd - 11:00am-12:30 pm Community MeetingFriday July 23rd - 6:30 pm - BBQ & Auction

Saturday July 24th - 9:30 am  Sang & Serkyem Rain or Shine

12:30-2pm Full Moon Mandarava Ganapuja on Khandroling (Zoom - Summer sangha Retreat Channel)

All times are ET - NYC Time
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$500 sponsor for entire retreat
$350 for entire retreat
$40 per day
$15 per class/event
or donate what you can. Please offer what is appropriate for you. Everyone welcome!

This is our main event of the year and we are grateful for your support to help sustain our Gar.

If you have items you'd like to donate to our auction and raffle please e-mail

Need a place to stay? Camping is available and will require advanced reservation in order to be aware of numbers. Additional room available in Buckland in Rinpoche's house now available. There are still a few beds left at the Schoolhouse dormitory in Conway  (if you are vaccinated). Please contact our Geko for update to to make a request.  

Local and community accommodations are listed on our accommodations page. Booking up fast! To inquire about Tsegyalgar East reservations, please contact our Geko, David Hayes at