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20th Snows Retreat  2019

The Blissful Path to Keajra Heaven

Vajrayogini Close Retreat &

The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability

29 December 2018 – 26 March  2019



Annual three month Silent Retreat at Tharpaland IRC guided by Gen Kelsang Devi

The Snows Retreat is an extraordinary opportunity each year to engage in concentrated meditation practice under ideal retreat conditions for a substantial period of time. Retreat helps us to bring our intellectual understanding of Buddha’s teachings into our heart. It closes the gap between our mind and Dharma, allowing us to gain deep experience and realisations of our objects of meditation.

One of the most conducive conditions of Snows Retreat is the practice of observing silence. This silent verbal retreat boundary allows the mind to become more silent, very peaceful and concentrated in a relatively short period of time and enables a far greater degree of control over distractions and delusions. Contrary to common misunderstandings, this silence is not about disconnecting from others but actually enhancing our sense of connection to others as well as to our pure potential within our self. In this way a temporary period of silence is very beneficial and our verbal retreat greatly accelerates our spiritual development.

This blissful journey will begin with an auspicious blessing empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita with Gen Devi on Sunday 30th December 2018.

Our 20th Snows Retreat at Tharpaland will then commence with a Vajrayogini close retreat of numbers emphasising Generation Stage practice (approx 6 weeks) and continue with the Vajrayogini practice of TheUncommon Yoga of Inconceivability based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s transmission and commentary (approx 6weeks).

This training in superior transference of consciousness has inconceivable meaning. Take the blessings of this powerful practice deep into your heart under skilful guidance and in ideal retreat conditions. Simple yet immensely powerful, these practices and meditations open the door to the pure land of Vajrayogini, Keajra Heaven.


“It is said in the Condensed Root Tantra of Heruka that the benefits to be gained from engaging in the practice of Vajrayogini are limitless and that a thousand voices could never fully enumerate them.”

The New Guide to Dakini Land ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


It is of course recommended to engage in the whole three month retreat but it is also possible to attend part (eg the first 6 weeks) of this precious retreat and gain immense benefit from the transformative power of this blissful journey.

Although this retreat is guided as a whole, not every session is guided. Some sessions will be self guided to enable practitioners to deepen their own experience and confidence in meditation.


*This retreat is open to those with Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment.

Price includes accommodation, retreat sessions and three meals a day:

  • Premium Single Room:  4,163€
  • Single Room:  3,637€
  • Shared Room:  2,680€
  • Dormitory:  2,153€   please bring a sleeping bag (pillowcase and fitted sheet are provided)