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Dear participant in the Zhitro Retreat 2020,


In the light of current world events, and to keep with measures in place to stop spreading the covid-19 virus, the retreat is postponed.


Refunds: we will issue refunds in the same form of payment. If you wish to make it a donation instead please let us know or if you want to apply it to the online class that Tulku will be teaching in April, let us know that too.

For cash or check refund email Karuna:

For Paypal refund, donation or online class, email Isabelle:

May All Beings Benefit

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9th ANNUAL Mantra-thon

for World Peace & healing


Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche

September 27-29 2019


Santa Cruz


Wisdom Center

Now, more than any time in history, we are experiencing great social, political, and environmental upheaval, generating great uncertainty and fear about the future of our existence. Now is the time to engage in spiritual practice, and there is no more meaningful practice than reciting the Six Syllable Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion Chenrezig - OM MANI PEME HUM - which is said to have the power to liberate all beings from their various sufferings.

The weekend will be devoted to chanting prayers to the Great Compassionate One, and recitating the Six Syllable Mantra, with the goal of collectively accumulating at least 1 million mantras, dedicated to universal peace and healing.

New this year, for the first time we are offering Live Streaming of the teachings, practice sessions and mantra recitation! All who register for the retreat will be emailed a Zoom link in the days leading up the event, which will give you access to the Live Stream.

No prior Buddhist experience is required. A vegetarian diet is recommended during the retreat, but not required.

Please pre-register at:

Friday, September 27, 2019

7 - 9 pm: Teachings on Mantra and Chenrezig practice

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9 AM - Noon (Auspicious New Moon Day) Teaching on Bodhicitta / Bodhisattva vow ceremony /

Practice and mantra recitation
2 - 5:30 pm Tara Dance offering to dispel

suffering and bring peace; Teachings, Practice and Mantra Accumulation

7 - 9 pm Teachings on Bodhisattva principle and Mani Kulwa (“Call and Response” )

Sunday. September 29, 2019

9 am - noon: Practice and mantra recitation
2 - 4:30 pm Practice and Mantra Accumulation, Dedication Ceremony

For online access and information on accumulations guidelines:

May this be for the Benefit of all Motherly Sentient Beings


Saturday April 27th 2019

Morning Session 9am to noon

Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche will discuss:

What it means to be a Buddhist

What "Right Motivation" and "Right View" are

What the conditions are that lead to Liberation

What Interdependence is

There will be an opportunity to discuss personal experiences and ask Tulku for advice.

Afternoon Session 2pm to 4pm

Lama Rapjee Dronme Tsang will perform the Tibetan Healing Chod Ceremony.

This is open to all and is an important healing practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Fee: $50 all day; $30 per session. No one turned away for lack of fund.

Location: Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz

The Galleria 740 Front St. #155 (behind Mobo sushi)

October 19-21

Dakini Heart Essence

Teaching, Practice and Meditation

with Tulku Orgyen P'huntsok

If you know me, you know that I reside in the hearts of all beings. Just summon me and I will return!

–Yeshe Tsogyal

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7-9 PM  Teachings with tsok.

9:30 AM - 12 PM; 2-5 PM

9:30 AM - 12 PM; 1:30-4:30 PM 
Both days practice with tsok.


Suggested Donation:

Entire weekend: $120, single day: $70, Friday evening: $15
Pre-registration preferred

• Mail checks payable to:

Karuna Fluhart-Negrete
PO BOX 7325 Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(received by Oct.10th)

• At the door: cash or check only


if you have any questions or concerns,

call 831-535-8693 * and leave a voice mail
or email


Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz

The Galleria #155, 740 Front St. Santa Cruz

(behind Mobo Sushi)

No one turned away for lack of funds.

May This Benefit all Sentient Beings!

Retreat with Tulku Orgyen P'huntsok
May 19-20, 2018
Celebration of Saga Dawa Month


One-Day Nyung Nay Retreat
Saturday May 19th 9 am-noon; 2-5 pm

Nyung Nay is a powerful healing practice of the Thousand
Arm Chenrezig. It is the ultimate practice for purification
from ordinary states of being to awakening and is also in
line with traditional rites of spring cleansing. Our natural
mind itself is pure; Nyung Nay purifies our mental impurities, our conflicting emotions, and dualistic view so we can gain a greater glimpse of wisdom. For 24 hours, one takes refuge, vows to fast and maintain silence, generates bodhicitta, as well as recites the Sadhana and Mantra of compassion.

While it is common for non-vegetarian practitioners
to abstain from meat for the full month of Saga Dawa,
Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche has specifically requested that all
participants maintain a vegetarian diet during this event.

Health permitting, please eat a light breakfast beforehand.
(no garlic, onions, meat nor eggs)

Ayurvedic vegetarian healing lunch provided. Staying on location recommended for maintaining awareness.

Saturday Retreat with Lunch (suggested donation $60):

The Practice of Awareness:
Meditation & Mindfullness

Sunday May 20th 10 am- noon, 2- 4 pm

Having purified Saturday, on Sunday we will deepen our
meditation practice and receive teachings on mindfulness in order to bring forth our own experience of wisdom mind & awakened states of being.

Sunday Retreat (suggested donation $50):

Register online for the entire Retreat

(suggested donation $108)

if not registering online or if you have any questions or concerns,

call 831-535-8693 * and leave a voice mail
or email

At the door: cash or check only.

Single day fees: $50 per day, $10 lunch (preregister only.)



Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz

The Galleria #155, 740 Front St. Santa Cruz

No one turned away for lack of funds.

May This Benefit all Sentient Beings!

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