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Becoming a member gives Vajrapani Institute essential, steady monthly income to help make our group courses and private retreats available to as many people as possible. Without our family of members, we quite simply could not hold the amazing retreats we do. Our members are the ones that make it possible!

Membership also offers great benefits including discount on retreats, subscription to Mandala magazine, and bookstore discounts.

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Retreat per year (with Accommodations in the Dormitory)
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One Free Weekend Group Retreat per year (with Accommodations in the Dormitory)X
FREE Weekend Private Retreat in Most Secret CabinXX
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Free Five Day Group Retreat Program in a Private Cabin Every YearX
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Upcoming Retreats

Wise Heart Young Adult Retreat

July 18 - 21, 2019
Wise Heart Young Adult Retreat is a contemplative and playful retreat based in Buddhism for people ages 18-30+. This engaging program combines the elements of a formal retreat — meditation, contemplation, Buddhist teachings — with the fun of art, games, nature, body movement and engaging discussions with peers. Join us in exploring how mindfulness can help us create an inner sense of calm and develop loving-kindness towards ourselves and others. Together we will learn experientially how the cultivation of authenticity, kindness and wisdom can lead to deep happiness.

Wise Heart Family Camp

July 25 - 28, 2019
Since 1994, Family Camp has been providing families with children 5-12 the opportunity to learn more about their interconnections with each other in the frame of traditional Buddhist thinking and practice. In a mix of play and structure, both kids and adults have the opportunity to do an art project or two, meditate in age-appropriate groups, enjoy a docent-led nature walk, learn how to offer water bowls, participate in or applaud a talent show, and much more. This annual event aims to instill in participants an appreciation of the value of loving-kindness in daily life.

Our Blog

  • In 2016, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Buddhist teacher, author, psychotherapist, and artist, Rob Preece. Since 2012, Rob Preece has led a number of meditation retreats at Vajrapani Institute. Rob will be leading two retreats at Vajrapani Institute in 2019, the first......

Vajrapani Institute is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition www.FPMT.org