Past Events (Prior to 2015)

2012 Retreat: Exploring the Inner Landscape

Inner Landscape

At this intensive 3 day retreat in November of 2012 at the Springwater Retreat Center near Rochester NY, Tulku Sherdor invited participants to examine the questions:
  •   Can my view be as vast as space, when my motivation is not?’
  •   And, ‘what can a teacher give me, other than instructions on how to relate properly and fully to my own experience, and encouragement to do so?’ 
Available upon request to retreat participants are the complete introductory talk and the first guided meditation on how to look for the one who seems to be having moment to moment experiences, and what to do next.  The talks are available for download free of charge to retreat participants, or on CD for a nominal charge of $10 to cover costs.  You may also make a paypal donation if you wish in gratitude for making these teachings and recordings available to you.
Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request these recordings.  Be sure to note if you need a CD, and provide a mailing address.
You may also make a request to share these recordings with a specific individual.   If so, please explain your request in detail, sharing why you feel it would be appropriate for that individual to hear them.  A donation of $100 by or on behalf of that individual is recommended, but of course the amount can be more or less, in accordance with our policy regarding dana and generosity.

Public Talk: Why Spiritual Practice Matters

thumb kstrKhenpo Sonam Topgyal Rinpoche 
Public Talk: Why Spiritual Practice Matters

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The practice of Amogapasha Chenrezig

thumb AmogapashaA Retreat with TULKU SHERDOR

from the treasures of
His Holiness Orgyen Kusum Lingpa
Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday: 7–9:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm with break for lunch


Yoga with Estelle
34 Elton Street
Rochester, NY 14607

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Unity in Diversity: Realizing the Oneness of Life

Meditation as a Path to Enlightenment3

Join Tulku Sherdor at this year-end symposium at the Sivanada Ashram in the Bahamas, for full information about the program please visit their website here

Bringing the Great Rime (Ecumenical) Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism to America

Ven Hungkar RinpocheJune 22nd & 23rd, 2007 (Fri - Sat) at Tibet House, Manhattan

The CDs for the teachings given by Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche at Tibet House are now available.

His Holiness Orgyen Kusum Lingpa 2007

Invitation To "Meeting With A Mahasiddha II
April 20th to 22nd, Special Weekend Program at Blazing Wisdom Institute

Mingyur Rinpoche and Khenpo Kartar 2007

thumb khempoA group of friends and supporters of BWI were honored to be able to receive Ven. Yonge Mingyur Dorje Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche on Monday, May 14, 2007.

"Ocean of Amrita" Practice Program

2-Day Weekend 2009
Ngag So Practice Intensive at Blazing Wisdom Institute

Intensive Training on the Trinley Nyingpo

A one-week intensive training on the “Trinley Nyingpo”

refugetreeTrinley Nyingpo, the “essence of enlightened activity,” is the concise Guru Rinpoche sadhana practice from the Tug Drub Bar Chay Kun Sel treasure cycle discovered by the King of Treasure Revealers, Chog Gyur Dechen Lingpa, along with Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.

Karma Lingpa's "Bar-do thos-grol chen-mo", The Great Liberation

May 23 - 27 Bardo Teachings with Ven. Khenpo Sonam Topgyal Rinpoche

The Buddha, The Brain, and the Science of Happiness

A Direct Guide to Transforming Your Life
June 29 - July 5, 2006
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY Edit Text

Teaching from his upcoming book The Buddha, The Brain, and the Science of Happiness, Mingyur Rinpoche will guide students through the entire path from the brilliant 'ground' of our inner nature, to the 'fruit' of freedom and peace.

How far would you go to alleviate suffering?

This was the question underlying His Holiness' presentations on April 8 and 9, 2006.  Since all beings, without exception, desire happiness and seek to avoid suffering, what does it take for us to contribute to the fulfillment of those fundamental aims? 

More 2006 Teaching Programs

Ven. Hung Kar Rinpoche and Tulku Sherdor in Mexico and California

In December 2006, on the invitation of Ms. Bich Quyen Nguyen, Rinpoche and Tulku Sherdor visited Mexico City for a program at the Casa Lamm cultural center. They also visited Casa Tibet, the "Tibet House" of Mexico, where Director Tony Karam invited Rinpoche to return in June 2007 to teach. They then journeyed on for programs in Orange County, San Diego, Bodega, and San Jose -- a hectic and rewarding three weeks. 

Pilgrimage and Teaching in Singapore, Thailand, Nepal

We were able to meet with Ven. Khenpo Sonam Topgyal and his kind sponsors, Vivian and Chen Chai, in Bangkok, in time to participate in a special offering ceremony at one of the temples founded by a disciple of Khenpo's great uncle, Nora Rinpoche, who was a famous Lama throughout the Chinese speaking world in the 1920 and 1930s.

In Nepal, our intrepid group spent three days participating in the annual "Ngak So" (restoration of sacredness) ritual at Nagi Gompa, the former seat of Tulku Urgyen, way up the northern slopes of the Kathmandu Valley inside the Shivapuri Nature Preserve.  We visited many other sacred sites and dharma teachers and friends, old and new

By invitation from Director Justin Lim and longtime student Lester Kwong, Tulku Sherdor taught a weekend program at the new Nyingma meditation center in Singapore. The subject was Mipham's method for meditating upon Shakyamuni Buddha. People seemed quite pleased to be able to receive dharma teachings in English.

Spanning the Globe On Tour with Ven. Hung Kar Dorje Rinpoche

In July 2006, Hung Kar Dorje Rinpoche and Lama Sherab Dorje led an invitation-only, week-long retreat at Orgyen Dradul Ling in Coos Bay, Oregon dealing with preparing for the eventuality of death through meditation.