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Mon, May 13



Path of Mahamudra Meditation Retreat with Lama Jinpa

Our aim is not to eradicate thoughts and emotions but to be able to maintain a sense of awareness when the mind is in movement or in a restful state.” Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

Time & Location

May 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – May 20, 2024, 3:00 PM

Montrose, Montrose, WV 26283, USA

About The Event

Audio teachings by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche Teaching and meditation instruction with Lama Jinpa Gentle Tibetan Yoga sessions with Kyle Weaner.

The retreat will include a daily schedule of:

• Audio Teachings by Venerable Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX

• Guided meditation and discussion sessions with Lama Jinpa

• Gentle Tibetan Yoga sessions led by Kyle Weaner

• Puja — religious chanting and instruction lead by Lama Jinpa

There will also be spare time each day to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The Retreat is suitable for beginners or the more experienced


Please note the daily schedule may alter. A final daily schedule and additional information will be emailed to you once your booking is confirmed.

Friday 17 May 

Arrive and settle in from 11am

12.30pm      Light lunch

2pm               Welcome, Orientation  and Meditation Session lead by Lama Jinpa

3.30pm        Mahamud ra Audio Teachings by Traleg Rinpoche

5pm - 6pm  Meditation Session

6-8pm           Dinner

8pm               Chenrezig Puja (religious chanting lead by Lama Jinpa)

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19 May

7am                       Tara Puja (religious chanting lead by Lama Jinpa)

8-9.30am             Breakfast

9.30-10.30am    Tibetan Yoga with Kyle Weaner 10.30-11am Break

11am-12.30pm   Meditation and Discussion with Lama Jinpa 12.30-2.30pm  Lunch break

2.30 - 4.30pm    Meditation and Audio Teachings by Traleg Rinpoche 4.30-5pm Break

5pm - 6pm          Meditation Session

6-8pm                   Dinner

8pm                       Chenrezig Puja (religious chanting lead by Lama Jinpa)

Monday 2Oth May 

7am                       Tara Puja (religious chanting lead by Lama Jinpa)

8-9.30am             Breakfast

9.30 - 10.30         Meditation with Lama Jinpa 10.30-11am  Break

11am-12.30          Meditation and Audio Teachings by Traleg Rinpoche 12pm-2pm  Lunch

2pm                        Concluding Discussion and Prayers led by Lama Jinpa 3pm  Retreat is completed


Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX (1955-2012) Audio Teachings

      Traleg Rinpoche, the founder of E-Varn Buddhist Institute, was born in Nangchen in Kham, eastern Tibet. He was recognised by His Holiness XVI Gyalwang Karmapa as the ninth Traleg tulku and enthroned at the age of two as the supreme abbot of Thrangu Monastery. Rinpoche was taken to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim at the age of four where he was educated with other young tulkus in exile by His Holiness Karmapa.

      Rinpoche studied under the auspices of His Eminence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche at Sangngak Choling in Darjeeling. He also studied with a number of other eminent Tibetan teachers during that time and mastered the many Tibetan teachings with the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions in particular. Rinpoche moved to Melbourne Australia in 1980 and commenced studies in comparative religion and philosophy at LaTrobe University. He established E-Varn Institute in Melbourne in 1982 and went on to establish further Centers in Australia, America and New Zealand. Throughout his life Rinpoche gave extensive teachings on many aspects of Buddhist psychology and philosophy, as well as comparative religion, and Buddhist and Western thought. He was an active writer and has many titles to his name. Titles include: the best selling Essence of Buddhism; Desire: Why It Matters; Vajrayana: An Essential Guide to Practice; Song of Karmapa; Karma, What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters; The Practice of Lojong; Moonbeams of Mahamud ra; How To Do Life, Circle Of The Sun, and many more. Rinpoche's writings are thought provoking, challenging, profound and highly relevant to today's world and its many challenges.

Lama Jinpa

Lama Jinpa (Aaron), is a longtime student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. He completed the traditional Karma Kagyu three year retreat at Karme Ling Retreat Center in Delhi NY under Rinpoche's guidance. Since this time he has served Rinpoche and the KTD community by teaching regularly at KTCs. Lama Jinpa is a householder practitioner, and enjoys practicing at home with his family. Lama Jinpa regularly gives courses for E-Varn Buddhist Institute and is a valued presenter always bringing such insight and warmth to his courses.

Kyle Weaner

On the weekend a morning session of gentle Tibetan Yoga will be led by Kyle Weaner. Kyle is a traditional Tibetan Medicine practitioner and a massage therapist. He is the founding owner of the Jivaka Wellness Center in Elkins, WV established in May 2013. Kyle studied Tibetan Medicine under Dr. Jampa Yonten at the Tibetan Healing & Wellness Center in Bangalore, India from 2007-2012. He has practiced yoga since traveling to India in 2004, and has received rich instruction from Dr. Meera Baindur, Dr. Radha Krishna Chaitanya, and Dr. Soham John in the Shivananda tradition, and the great master Kulavadhuta Satpurananda in the Natha and Tantric Buddhist tradition.

Lodging, Meals, and Costs

Staying Onsite During Retreat - Cost $240 for the 4 days

This includes:

• Comfortable shared and some single room accommodation is available

• Fully catered vegetarian meals and snacks are provided Please bring your own sheets, towels and toiletries

Daytime Only booking - Cost $180 for the 4 days

For those who wish to attend retreat but will return home in the evenings. Fully catered vegetarian meals and snacks are provided as well as attendance to all the sessions.

If you are unable to afford retreat but would still like to attend please contact E- Varn by email and we will do our best to ensure you can attend.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and can be made at :

• For catering and accommodation purposes we would like you to  

• Payments for Retreat are required in advance and can be made via PayPal or Check:

-   Via the E-Vam Website:

-    Directly to PayPal:

-    Checks can be sent to: E-Varn Buddhist Institute, C/O David Katzenstein, PO Box 447, South Egremont, MA 01258-0447

• Please contact E-Vam to confirm your booking and once payment is made.

• Full attendance is preferred so that Traleg Rinpoche's teachings and Lama Jinpa’s commentary can be heard in full. This will ensure all on retreat can move forward together with the teachings and instructions.


At the time of booking please inform E-Varn if you have any special dietary requirements

Further Enquiries and bookings: Email :

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