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Elaine Jackson, our resident teacher, has been in self quarantine with her partner Keith since the beginning of March. She is using this time for retreat and doing prayers for the center and all of us.  She shares this with you during this time. Walking into...

Hello dearest community, In these uncertain times, our team, like so many communities worldwide, has had an opportunity to reflect on the interdependence of all beings. Recent events are inviting us to practice great mindfulness and caring, knowing that the ripples of our actions extend to...

By Catherine Graham A glimpse of the beaming face of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, especially in these queasy times, is hugely uplifting. It’s like the sight of ray of sunshine after weeks of grim rain. Consistently over the decades, media pictures show him laughing playfully,...

by Heidi Oehler, Vajrapani Institute's Executive Director   It’s time to take a deep exhale. Time to breathe and be. How often do you get caught up in the doing? The going? The ‘making’ things happen? Sensing into this energy, can you feel the quality of this? Can...

Here at Vajrapani Institute, we are blessed with a very rare gift to help hold a sacred container for all people on their spiritual paths. Along with an amazing calendar of group retreats all year long, we also offer a special opportunity to go on...

In 2018 we finally broke ground on the construction of the Great Compassion Wheel which now resides at the heart of Vajrapani Land.   Permits were acquired (which in itself is no small feat), the foundation was poured and steel framing was set in place. Through kind words,...

In 2018, Vajrapani Institute underwent several important infrastructural shifts that have all contributed to the growth and thriving nature of our land.  Our new power system has been up and running since November 2018. Through the winter clouds, the new generator ran approximately 80 hours total...

Here are some major highlights from this past year: In 2018, Vajrapani Institute hosted a total of 31 group retreats.18 of these retreats were hosted by us with teachers within the FPMT.13 retreats were from groups of different spiritual traditions who rented our facilities and held...

Vajrapani Insititute has now finished Phase One of the Prayer Wheel of Compassion project that we first announced in December 2016.  Thank you!  But we still need your help; please read on. The 10 ft x 7 ft Prayer Wheel will contain 5 trillion (5,000,000,000,000) copies of...