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The Meaning of Retreat: A Teaching & Discussion

With Tulku Migmar Tsering and Matthew Zalichin

May 23, 2024

On the auspicious Full Moon Day of Saka Dawa, marking the commemoration of the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha, we invite you to join Tulku Migmar Tsering and the Samye community as we delve deeper into the significance and transformative potential of retreat within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Facilitated by Matthew Zalichin, resident instructor at Samye Hermitage New York, Tulku la’s teaching will conclude with the opportunity for discussion and Q&A.

An excellent way to not only deepen our journey on the path, but to commit to practicing this path on this most auspicious of occasions, this event is free and open to all with interest. Zoom link will be sent upon registration, and recordings will be made available afterward.


Tulku Migmar Tsering
Tulku Migmar Tsering is a master of the Chokling New Treasures lineage of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Nubri, Nepal in 1975 and began his training at an early age after having been recognized as a reincarnate lama. Tulku Migmar began his formal education in 1983 at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu. Through the years, Tulku Migmar proved to be an outstanding practitioner, mastering all of the elaborate vajrayana rituals and sacred arts so essential to the Chokling New Treasures tradition. Tulku-la completed a 3-year retreat under the close guidance of his root guru,…
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Matthew Zalichin
Matthew Zalichin began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate in 1971. His teachers include many of the past and current century’s most eminent Tibetan lamas of all main lineages, but principally the Kagyu and Nyingma through his two root gurus Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, whom he met in 1977. He has, for the most part, practiced as a householder in North America, and from roughly 1981-2000 focused on ngondros, various yidam practices, and dharma center administration while working full time, raising a family, paying mortgages, and so on. Authorized as a meditation instructor in 1981, he taught meditation,…
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