Author: vajrapani

Dear Community Member, First of all, thank you for taking the time to look at this Annual Report. Thank you for caring. If there is a word that summarizes 2017, it would be: ‘Caring’. Depending on when you joined the community, you are probably already aware of the dramatic...

Hello Family! It’s so good to be sharing with you all! Excitement dances through me as I write about stepping into serving you all once again.  Vajrapani Institute - the land, the founders, the staff (past and present) and the community, hold such a dear place...

We are excited to welcome Elaine Jackson as our new Resident Teacher.  She is a founder and former Director of Vajrapani Institute and a treasured member of our community for  many years. Here's an interview our staff member Louie Markovitz conducted with Elaine. What drew you to the...

In 2016 we announced our plan to upgrade our entire infrastructure. From electric to water, communications to gas, with your help, we are building the foundation for future generations of practitioners to practice, reflect, and lay their own individual spiritual foundations. We realized then, as...

2017 started with an exciting vision for how the year would unfold. We were gearing up to start the construction of the much awaited Compassion Wheel Project and undertake the first phase of a massive infrastructure overhaul, as discussed in a previous 2017 Annual Report article. It’s not...

On June 27, 2016 during  retreat with Venerable Rene Feusi, he asked long time community member Judith Hunt to give her perspective on old age. Her short speech was so inspiring that we wanted to share it with the community.  Listen, download or read the...

Dear Friends, This posting is to announce that I will be stepping down from my role as Executive Director. I am writing these words with a heart filled with gratitude for the rare opportunity I have had in serving this organization for the past thirteen years. In...

To my dear Vajrapani Sisters and Brothers, As many of you know, Vajrapani Institute has a very special place in my heart, and has since its founding by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche in 1975. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what makes Vajrapani...