Spring Retreat April 12–15, 2018


with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche 

TWR-KBJoin Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche as we explore The Five Wisdoms at the Serenity Ridge Spring Retreat..

Wisdom has a specific meaning in dzogchen: the recognition of the natural state, one’s true nature. It does not refer to something we come by gradually or with age or experience; rather, it describes the recognition of the complete perfection in this moment, in any given moment.

When we realize the unbounded openness and pure awareness of our natural mind, this recognition displays itself as five distinct wisdom qualities. 


 The five wisdoms are:

  • Five Wisdoms calligraphyWisdom of emptiness: Seeing all phenomena including oneself as lacking inherent existence, we are open without boundary.
  • Mirrorlike wisdom: Recognizing all appearance as the display of the clear, unobscured nature of mind, we are rich with unlimited potential.
  • Wisdom of equanimity: Free of the bias of accepting or rejecting, we embrace all experience with openness, awareness and warmth.
  • Discriminating wisdom: Realizing the uniqueness of each appearance, we ripen the spontaneously arising virtuous qualities.
  • All-accomplishing wisdom: Complete in this moment, we express positive qualities creatively, spontaneously and effortlessly for the benefit of all.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this special retreat. Rinpoche will teach on this same topic in Vienna, Austria, the weekend of May 11–13, 2018.


Thursday, April 12: Participants staying at Serenity Ridge can arrive as early as 4 p.m. for registration; dinner 6 p.m.; announcements and teaching 7:15 p.m.
Friday, April 13: 8 a.m. (breakfast and registration)–6 p.m.
Saturday, April 14: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, April 15: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.    

Retreat Cost (includes meals; accommodations extra)$315 received by March 16; $345 after March 16

Check-in for accommodations, including tenting, begins at 4 p.m. the day prior to the start of the retreat. Retreat registration includes meals beginning with the evening before the start of the retreat and ending with lunch on the final day of the retreat. 

To begin the registration process, click on the “Register” button. Fill out the form. On the following page, click on your choice of accommodations ("commuter" if not staying onsite), fill out the form to include any discount code or donation, enter your credit card information, and then click on the REGISTER NOW button to complete your registration.

Please note: Room reservations are confirmed once payment has been received. If for some reason we do not receive your payment, your registration will be forfeited. If the room option you prefer is unavailable, you will automatically be returned to the Registration Form to select another option. Your registration will not be successful until you have completed the payment process. If you would like to be put on the wait list for a room,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .