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Four-armed Chenrezig Retreat with Ven. Sangye Khadro

August 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - August 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm PDT

Week-long Four-armed Chenrezig Retreat
with Ven. Sangye Khadro

August 4 – 11

in person only

Abbess teaches.

Join Ven. Sangye Khadro for a week-long vacation with the Buddha of Compassion, Chenrezig.

Chenrezig (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) is the embodiment of the universal great compassion of all buddhas, and appears in various forms, including Kuan Yin in Chinese Buddhism.

 Four-Armed Chenrezig is one of the most well-known forms in Tibetan Buddhism. His holy body is of pure, radiant white light, and he has one face and four arms, which symbolize the four immeasurable thoughts: loving-kindness, compassion, equanimity, and empathetic joy. One pair of hands, folded in prayer, holds a wish-fulfilling jewel that symbolizes bodhicitta; in his other hands he holds a white lotus and a crystal rosary.

The practice involves visualizing Chenrezig in front of us, taking refuge and generating the mind of awakening, then reciting the six-syllable mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum, which helps us to open our hearts with compassion for all sentient beings. The six syllables are said to correlate with the six perfections: giving, ethics, patience, joyous effort, concentration, and wisdom.

Ven. Sangye Khadro leads us in ways to rely on the Buddha of Compassion to grow his precious qualities within ourselves. The retreat includes teachings, meditation, and discussion, supported by the Abbey’s resident monks and nuns.

This retreat is suitable for beginners and meditators of all levels. It will be held in noble silence.

All Abbey Dharma programs are offered freely, and your offering is welcomed. Make an offering here.

Registration information

You must register to visit.

If you have any of these symptoms, please re-schedule your visit: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.


Arrive by 3 pm Friday, August 4. Retreat ends after lunch on Friday August 11.

More about the teacher

California-born, Ven. Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in Nepal in 1974, and took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. She has studied Buddhism with many great masters including  Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She  began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. In addition to Awakening the Kind Heart, she is the author several books, including How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing.


August 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm PDT
August 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm PDT
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