Date: 30th April – 19th May 2019 

Retreat Leader: Ven Thubten Wangchuk

Requirements: Those attending must have taken a Solitary Hero Yamantaka Initiation

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (no suggested amount). 

Start and Finish times: The retreat will start at 4pm on the 30th and finish at 2pm on the 19th. People are welcome from the 28th April and leave the day after if travelling long distances.

Accommodation: Dormitory beds, double and single rooms will be available at Land of Joy. Camping can be an option at certain times of year if you have your own tent but space is very limited. Beds are allocated based on individual or logistical needs.

About the Retreat:

Ven Wangchuk has kindly agreed to return to lead a third retreat in 2019. The retreat will comprise four sessions of the sadhana each day, complemented by a daily instruction session through which the whole practice will be gradually taught. Those who complete the mantra count will perform a burnt offering at the end of the retreat within Land of Joy’s grounds.

Ven Wangchuk has studied with many great masters of this and the previous generation, as well as having studied many commentaries. His teachings on the practice are clear and reliable.

This retreat is open to anyone who has received the Solitary Hero Yamantaka initiation.

About the Teacher:

Thubten Wangchuk was born in 1957 in Geneva, Switzerland. He met the Buddha Dharma in 1979 through attending the one-month November course at Kopan monastery in Nepal. After participating in a few more Kopan November courses and several group retreats in India and Nepal, he received monastic ordination from Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche in 1985 and lived a few more years in the East before joining Nalanda monastery in France in the late eighties to study with Khen Rinpoche Jampa Thegchok and Geshe Tashi Tsering. He’s currently focusing on his own retreats but is kindly taking the time to come to Land of Joy.