Registration is open for 2022 Group Retreats at Sakya Kachod Choling on beautiful San Juan Island

White Tara Teachings and Short Retreat

May 19 – 22, 2022 (Thursday to Sunday)

with Lama Ngawang Tenzin

This program is now available on Zoom!

White Tara is a female buddha who bestows long life, clears obstacles, and guides us on the path to liberation. Lama Ngawang Tenzin will provide instructions on: arranging one’s shrine, the sadhana (practice text), mudras (hand gestures), torma (ritual food) offerings, and how to conduct a White Tara retreat. He will base his teachings on the sadhana entitled The Distilled Essence for Practicing the Flowing River of the Moon, A Manual of Instruction for the Longevity Sadhana of White Tara, the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel. Click here for more details

Vajrayogini One-Week Retreat

July 22 – 30, 2022 (Friday to Sunday)

with Lama Ngawang Tenzin

Vajrayogini embodies complete enlightenment in female form. Practice of Vajrayogini 11 yogas is a comprehensive means to enlightenment and especially effective for our current time according to His Holiness the Sakya Trichen and other great masters.

Lama Ngawang Tenzin will lead this retreat with review classes on the 11 yogas, group practice including either a tsok (feast offering) or self-empowerment practice, and instructions on the fire puja. Click here for more details


We, at Sakya Kachod Choling are very pleased to announce the re-opening of Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche’s retreat center for individual retreats and we look forward to supporting you with our retreat facilities.


Sakya Kachod Choling is a Vajrayana Buddhist retreat center under the spiritual direction of Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche.  Established in 1987 and blessed over the years by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin and many other masters, the center is located on 20 acres of beautiful tree-covered hillside on San Juan Island, Washington. The serene, natural setting offers a place of refuge and support for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike year round.

The facilities at Sakya Kachod Choling are designed to offer very affordable space for private, individual retreat and small group retreats. It is an ideal place to step back from our hectic, fast paced lives, to reflect and look inward. Retreats can range from strict Vajrayana practices to simple, meditative time in one’s room. Walks on the grounds or down the mile-long private road to the waterfront can make the quiet and beauty of the natural setting a wonderful part of your retreat experience.

We look forward to supporting your individual practice retreat soon or to seeing you at one of the scheduled group retreats or teachings!

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