Four-armed Chenrezig Retreat with Ven. Sangye Khadro
August 4 @ 3:00 pm - August 11 @ 1:00 pm PDT
Week-long Four-armed Chenrezig Retreat
with Ven. Sangye Khadro
August 4 – 11
in person only
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.
To attend in person and visit for more than two nights, please follow these Covid requirements:
- Registration is requred.
- Take a Covid rapid test three days before your visit and send a photo of the negative result to the Care Team.
- Take another Covid rapid test on the morning of your visit and send a photo of the negative result to the Care Team.
- If you have been exposed to Covid or have symptoms of any illness, please delay your visit.
- Go here to read Covid symptoms and learn more about our policy, including for visits less than two nights.
Arrive by 3 pm Friday, August 4. Retreat ends after lunch on Friday August 11.
Check back for a detailed schedule.