Legacy Circle

What is the Wisdom Culture Legacy Circle?

The Wisdom Culture Legacy Circle is an important new initiative created by Vajrapani Board Members and former Executive Director Fabienne Pradelle. The goal of the Legacy Circle is to protect the retreat environment and land of Vajrapani for many years to come by bringing together a group of people who choose to make a long-term commitment to Vajrapani. If you also believe that retreat centers are vital for meditators to grow in their practice and realizations, a Legacy Circle commitment could be your way to ensure future generations will get the support they need to grow.


What kind of commitments do you have in mind?

It depends on you. For some people it may be prayer commitments as recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche specifically for Vajrapani Institute’s Wisdom Culture Legacy Circle.


What’s your Gift Acceptance Policy?

Vajrapani Institute’s Gift Acceptance Policy outlines the guidelines involved in the gift process as well as the standards we uphold to evaluate various kinds of gifts for acceptance. You can review our Gift Acceptance Policy here.


I’m in. Who can I talk to?

If you have included The Wisdom Circle Legacy Circle in your estate plans, or would like more information about naming us as a beneficiary of a will, trust or financial account, please fill out the simple form below and we’ll be in touch!

Upcoming Retreats

Touching Peace: An Online Introduction to Meditation Weekly Drop-In Session

Elaine Jackson

Open Dates
PLEASE NOTE: Sessions will resume Monday, February 8th 2021 Mindful attention to the present moment allows us to see what is helpful and beneficial, leading towards peacefulness right here, now. Learning to see what brings benefit and what brings harm, will incline us towards developing skills that lead to more clarity and peace, and away from those things that bring harm, obstruction and confusion.

Online: The Awakening Warrior with Rob Preece

Rob Preece

March 5 - 8, 2021
online via zoom
Details 4-Day Online Retreat Friday March 5, 2021-Monday March 8, 2021 8am-4:30pm PST Please plan to attend all days, no partial retreat available Sliding scale $200-$300 Scholarships available, please email diamondlight.sac@gmail.com to request a scholarship. This retreat will be open to anyone who has a background in the Tibetan tradition and who is interested in deepening their relationship to Arya Tara and the practice of Mahamudra. No specific empowerment is required to attend. Space is limited so register now! The term Bodhisattva is sometimes translated as The Awakening Warrior. At this time the qualities of the warrior are needed perhaps more than…

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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......

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