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Meditation Days with Jigme Rinpoche, Sat 2nd-Sun 3rd Dec 2023

Padmasambhava Peace Institute, Cazadero CA

Come join Tromge Jigme Rinpoche and sangha at PPI – Ati Ling for a peaceful day or two in the hills, with meditation and time to relax. Attendance is free, and no prior experience of meditation is required. Lunch (vegetarian, gluten-free) will be provided, and basic beverages.

Children are welcome provided they have full-time adult supervision (including outside in garden or play areas as well as in the shrine-room).

The shrine-room meditation sessions will also be streamed on YouTube/Zoom.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required for all in-person participants. 

Sat & Sun Teaching Registration OPEN <<Click here to register>>

Arrival: 9am
Morning practice: 9.30am-12.30pm (with break)
Lunch: 12.30pm-2pm
Afternoon practice: 2pm-5pm (with break)

OVERNIGHT STAY — you can stay the night at PPI if you bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel. There is a fee of $30 to stay in the dorms and $45 to stay in Tara House, and this charge includes Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast, payable at time of registration. Overnight guests are asked to please leave their rooms and the bathroom as they found them. To view Tara House private rooms and Manzanita dorm rooms, see If you are coming from outside of the area, plan to attend the Friday Dec 1st evening talk in town, and are considering staying the night at PPI, please email

WHAT TO BRING: water-bottle, sun protection, back-jack if you don’t like to use cushions or a chair. If you’re staying over on Saturday night, please bring a sleeping bag or whatever bedding you need, a pillow, towel, mosquito repellent and flashlight.

COVID protocols — masking in the shrine-room is optional but highly recommended, and staff will be masking. More information will be posted closer to the event.

Please note that the Padmasambhava Peace Institute does not allow smoking anywhere on the premises, and the use or possession of any kind of recreational drugs are strictly forbidden. Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate pets.

ADDRESS and DIRECTIONS: 23125 Fort Ross Road, Cazadero, CA 95421. Follow these DIRECTIONS — be aware that GPS may try to send you down some other, more challenging routes! There is ample parking at PPI.

MORE INFORMATION on doing retreat at PPI – Ati Ling.

QUESTIONS? Please write to with any questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! We look forward to welcoming you for this event.