Tara Retreat led by Tulku Migmar and Khenpo Gyaltsen


Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana (RYO) is delighted to announce a series of special events to usher in the Year of the Earth Dog.

Tulku Migmar and Khenpo Gyaltsen will lead a two-day Tara retreat. The practice of Tara, who is known as the Swift Liberator, leads one on the path to enlightenment, removes obstacles and bestows success in both worldly and spiritual affairs.


3rd FEB (SAT) & 4th FEB 2018 (SUN)

Morning: 9am -12pm, ,

Afternoon: 1- 3pm, 3.30-5.30pm

Evening: 7pm-9pm

The above-listed schedule may be subject to changes.

The retreat will consist of practice sessions and teachings. Registration for the retreat is required, and participants should have previously received a Tara empowerment from a qualified master. Each participant would be receiving a text on Tara written by Khenpo Gyaltsen.

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to sponsor lamps, flowers or materials for feast offerings. Tulku-la and Khenpo-la will lead the dedication of merit.


Tulku Migmar is a fully ordained monk from Ka Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, Nepal and was recognized as a reincarnation of a realized practitioner or "Tulku". Through the years, Tulku Migmar proved to be an outstanding monk, quickly mastering all the elaborate Buddhist rituals and sacred arts so essential to Tibetan Buddhism. In addition, he also excelled at the intricacies of Buddhist dialectics in the monastery's advanced Buddhist studies program, or "Shedra" (Monastic College). Having completed six years in the Shedra, he successfully undertook his meditation training, including a 3-year solitary meditation retreat under the guidance of the renowned meditation master, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Recognizing his congeniality and strong capacity to help others, our Rinpoches have decided to send Tulku Migmar to Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana. As a resident lama, Tulku Migmar would serve the lay practitioners as their instructor in meditation, Buddhist philosophy and the complex ritual arts of the Chokling Tesar Lineage.

Khenpo Gyaltsen, who hails from Nubri (at the border of Nepal and Tibet), was ordained as a monk at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery at the age of nine. He completed his elementary education in language and rituals at the monastery, and served in all the major positions in the monastery including as chopon (shrine master) and four years' as gekug (disciplinarian). During this time, he also studied various Buddhist philosophical texts with Khenpo Choga which then inspired him to continue philosophical studies. At the age of twenty-five, he went to Sera Je College in India to study for four years. He then completed the entire Buddhist philosophical course at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute over ten years, graduating as a Lopon (which is equivalent to a Master's degree). Thereafter, he served as a teacher at the Institute for three years, after which he was awarded the title of Khenpo (which is equivalent to a full professor). As a Khenpo, he served the Institute for a year and then returned to Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery to head the Sangye Yeshe Monastic College. Khenpo Gyaltsen has also been teaching at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute since his return, and has wide experience teaching the ordained sangha and foreigners alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I didn't receive any confirmation after submitting my registration. What should I do?

After submitting your registration, you should see a confirmation screen with your order number, and also receive a registration confirmation email at your nominated email address.

  • If you did not see the confirmation screen, please try registering again.
  • If you saw the confirmation screen but did not receive a confirmation email, please check your email spam folder.
  • If it is not in the spam folder and you have checked that payment has been made, drop us an email at ryoevents@gmail.com.

Q: I could not make it for the full 2 days of the retreat. Can I still join for the retreat on 1 day/ session?

You could still attend the retreat on the sessions/ day that you are available. Please note that the same registration fee applies.

Q: Do I need an empowerment to attend the retreat?

Yes, you would need to have received the Green Tara empowerment from a qualified lama prior to attending this retreat.

Q: What do I need to present at the registration booth on that day?

Please bring either a paper print-out of your ticket(s) or bring a digital device (phone, iPad) and open to the page with your purchase confirmation. Please note one ticket entitles entry for one person.

If you have registered on behalf for sangha members, please notify the volunteers at the registration counter.

Q: I've registered for the talk but can't make it. Can I get a refund?

This event is strictly non-refundable. You may pass your ticket to someone to attend on your behalf.

Q: Do ordained Sangha need to register?

Yes, please also register via this page.

  • The event description was updated. Diff#306176 2018-01-08 15:36:25
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Feb 3 - Feb 4, 2018
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