Retreat with Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

The Heart Sutra Day-Long Retreat

We are honored and excited to be able to once again host the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi for another day-long retreat. Venerable has accepted our request to teach the Heart Sutra here at our center in Carbondale.

Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche was born into a Hindu Brahmin family in Vaishali, India.  At the age of ten, under his own volition, he entered a Buddhist monastery in Rajgir, near the ancient Nalanda University.  He studied traditional Indo-Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism and was ordained by His Holiness The Dalai Lama who is his spiritual mentor.  His unique background included simultaneously receiving traditional Buddhist training and a secular education.  He studied under the guidance of several great teachers including: H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Drikung Chhetsang, H.E. Kushok Bakula Rinpoche and H. E. Samdhong Rinpoche and received meditation training from H.E. Drubwang Rinpoche.  Venerable Tenzin is known for his love of Sanskrit Buddhist literature.

During his early training he was introduced to Mother Theresa in Calcutta and learned about human nature and compassion by observing her work with the poor.  He took a keen interest in inter-religious conversations and represented the Buddhist tradition in a meeting with Pope John Paul II in 1997 during the Christian persecution in India.  Since then he has engaged in dialogues with Archibishop Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict, HH Gyalwang Karmapa, and other religious leaders.

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche is also the Founder and CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019

Location: Third Street Center, 520 S. Third Street, Carbondale, CO

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: By donation. Suggested donation is $50, but any donation is gratefully accepted.  The will also be a donation jar specifically for Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi at the retreat.

Registration: Please register for the retreat below by making a donation. Your donation will become your registration. You can make a secure online donation with your credit card below:




You may also mail a check to:

Way of Compassion Foundation
520 S. Third Street
Carbondale, CO 81623

*If mailing a check, please indicate that the donation is for the retreat and list the names of participants.

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