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Special Events
Day Courses,
Public Talks,


“What is enlightenment? It is the inner light of wisdom that is completely free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day.”

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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Saturday, May 18th
Session 1: 10 -11am

Session 2: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lunch Break: 12:30-2pm

Session 3 + Q&A: 2 - 3:15pm


Introduction to Tantra

Saturday, May 18th • 10:00am - 3:15pm • $40

with Resident Teacher, Sarah Frew

Everyone Welcome, no experience necessary

Buddha’s Tantric teachings and meditations are all about taking charge of our own identity and steering it in a meaningful direction. By imagining ourselves as more loving more compassionate, and more wise we can break free from our mundane appearances and ideas and awaken our vast potential for happiness. Through special Tantric meditation methods, we can develop both our wisdom and our compassion until they produce a bliss so powerful that it completely purifies our mind and we quickly attain enlightenment. In this day course you will learn what Tantra is, why we need it, and how to practice it yourself. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary.

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Away Retreat in the Country:

Freedom From Anger

May 3rd - 5th • $250/person per shared room -or - $220 staying offsite (includes meals & retreat sessions)

with Mid-Atlantic Resident Teachers Gen Kelsang Chogyop and Barbara Stein

Held at Mar-Lu Ridge Retreat Center, Ridge Inn. 4341 Mountville Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755

Registration will open on Thursday, March 21st @ 6pm! This retreat fills up fast, so register EARLY!

Everyone Welcome, no experience necessary

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At this retreat, people from DC, MD, VA, PA, & NJ will be gathering to enjoy meditation and visiting with each other in a relaxed country setting.  During this inspiring retreat, we will be learning how to recognize, reduce, and even eliminate anger from our mind, and will gain methods to help us experience the peace of acceptance in its place.

One of our most destructive states of mind is anger.  It can so easily arise when we encounter something we do not like or we fail to satisfy our desires. If anger is not recognized early on, it becomes a poison that destroys our inner peace and happiness and incites us to do harmful actions that cause suffering for ourself and others. 

The teachings will be based on the text How to Solve Our Human Problems, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Everyone welcome!

Cost: $250 per person for a 3-person shared room. Cost includes accommodation, vegetarian meals (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast), and retreat sessions. Note that vegan or gluten free meals can be provided upon request. Pre-registration with 50% deposit required by April 22nd. The remaining 50% payment is due 1 week prior to the retreat. See registration page for cancellation & refund policy.

There is also the option of staying offsite for $220. Cost includes meals and retreat sessions.

Location: Mar-Lu Ridge Retreat Center, Ridge Inn. 4341 Mountville Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755

Accommodation Details: Rooms are equipped with AC and heating, 3 twin beds, and each has its own private bathroom with shower. Handicap accessible: Just contact us to reserve an accessible room by emailing

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