End-of-Year Intensive with Special Guest Kilung Rinpoche

December 26th—December 31st

Date details +
  • $120 Program Price
  • $50 Patron Price
  • $50 Deposit
Room: Main Shrineroom

Prepare for the new year with six days of deep training in meditation including an afternoon of guided meditations and talks by Kilung Rinpoche on December 30. A Lama of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Kilung Rinpoche is the fifth incarnation of Jikmé Ngotsar Gyatso. Born in 1970, he was recognized at an early age by Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. 

Kilung Rinpoche continues to oversee his monastery in the high steppes of Eastern Tibet, while maintaining a US base on Whidbey Island, Washington. The work of Kilung Rinpoche and the Kilung Foundation can be found at https://www.kilung.org/

With excellent English, his style of teaching is warm and accessible. Rinpoche’s presentations in Bellingham will draw from his book, The Relaxed Mind (Shambhala Publications), which will be the basic text for this program. The book presents in simple terms the wisdom of basic mindful meditation which draws upon the ultimate view, referred to as Dzogchen. 

The Shambhala lineage incorporates both Nyingma and Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism in its teachings.

While it is encouraged to attend the full six days, you are also welcome to attend individual daily sessions, including December 30, when the visiting Rinpoche will be present.  Please note this retreat does not satisfy the Weekthun requirement for Shambhala Path programs.

For more information call 206 604 9276


Wednesday Dec 26: Noon-6pm Registration and Meditation

Thursday Dec 27: 9am-8pm Meditation

Friday Dec 28: 9am-8:30pm Meditation

Saturday Dec 29: 9am-6:30pm Meditation

Sunday Dec 30: 9am-2pm Meditation, 2-6pm with Kilung Rinpoche

Monday Dec 31: 9am-noon Meditation

Mind-body exercises in non-conceptual meditation each afternoon (derived from Tibetan monastic dance training)


Please register by Saturday December 22. 

Full Program: $120, $50 deposit by December 22, remainder due on first day of retreat

Kilung Rinpoche alone (December 30) $50 (Please use the "Patron Price" option when registering.)

Single or partial day fee: $30 (Payment due at time of arrival.)

The Relaxed Mind book $16

Note: No food or housing is provided.

* Our commitment is that everyone, regardless of financial resources, feel welcome at all our programs and events. If the cost for a program presents an obstacle to your participation, please contact Craig Smith (phone: 206.604.9276) in advance to discuss paying a reduced cost.