San Antonio, TX

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018

Seizing Transitions as Opportunities

OCTOBER 26 – 28, 2018

Life transitions – including moving, changing jobs, becoming sick, or dying – are often times of pronounced fear and feelings of panic. However, if met with kindness and clear seeing, such transition periods can be times of heightened awakening and even joy. During this weekend program, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will share Buddhist methods for tapping into our emotional and intellectual abilities to skillfully process changes of all kinds.

Ponlop Rinpoche will be giving 5 talks during the weekend retreat. There will also be meditation sessions during the day. The first talk will be from 7:30 – 8:30 pm on Friday, Oct. 26. The concluding talk will be from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on Sunday, Oct. 28.

TOK RETREAT INFO: The 2018 Treasury of Knowledge Retreat will be held in downtown San Antonio at the Staybridge Suites hotel, 123 Hoefgen, San Antonio, TX 78205. The hotel is in the city center and is on the Trolley route to the Riverwalk, Alamo, Market Square and other attractions. There is an Amtrak station adjacent to the hotel.

This event is organized and sponsored by Nalandabodhi and Rigpe Dorje Center. There are no prerequisites for attending the program, however, Pre-registration is required. There is an early registration discount if you register by Sept. 1. Registration will be limited to 100 participants and will close on Oct. 1 (no walk-up registrations).   

Housing is not included in the Program Fee. You will need to book your own room. Staybridge Suites has given us a group discount on guest rooms, which expires on Oct. 1. Please book as early as possible to get the discounted rate:


Please click on the registration webpage below to register and for further information:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TOK (password is 2018tok)

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a renowned Buddhist scholar and teacher. Rinpoche is the founder and president of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist meditation centers. He has also established Nalanda West, an international events center located in Seattle, WA. Ponlop Rinpoche is an accomplished calligrapher, visual artist, poet, and author. His books include Mind Beyond Death, Penetrating Wisdom, Wild Awakening, Rebel Buddha and Emotional Rescue.

Rigpe Dorje Center is a Buddhist meditation center founded in San Antonio, TX, by H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche (1954-1992), a teacher of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The Sangha of Rigpe Dorje Center has hosted Ponlop Rinpoche for the Treasury of Knowledge Retreat since 1992.