Pundarika UK Online Summer Retreat 2024

Wed 7th – Tues 13th August 2024

Song of Dzogchen Instructions

** Bookings Open 9am 20th May 2024 **

We are pleased to announce that Tsoknyi Rinpoche will offer the profound teachings of Dzogchen during our summer retreat. Rinpoche will teach from the text, Song of Dzogchen Instructions, by Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol. This text offers instruction on the nature of mind within the Dzogchen tradition, emphasising the importance of letting thoughts settle naturally. It guides practitioners on how to deepen their meditation so that the qualities of the nature of mind effortlessly arise.

This is an open retreat, and we welcome all with a genuine interest in the extraordinary teachings of Dzogchen. Thus, there are no pre-requisites for attending the retreat other than a sincere desire to learn and practise Dzogchen.

We have created an online retreat schedule to offer an experience that mirrors the in-person retreat, ensuring you feel deeply connected to Rinpoche and his teachings. Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s daily teachings will be live-streamed. Our translator, Dharma teacher Gerardo Abboud, will provide daily Q&A sessions to help us clarify our understanding, which will also be live-streamed. We will be able to receive a limited number of questions for Rinpoche and Gerardo from online participants, which will be asked on your behalf. In addition, there will be daily meditation sessions with video guidance from Rinpoche to help you deepen your practice.

Please be advised that in accordance with Rinpoche’s wishes, the pointing out instructions will be exclusive to the in-person retreat and will NOT be live-streamed or recorded for online attendees. The live stream will temporarily pause when Rinpoche gives the pointing out instructions but will continue immediately afterwards.

Recognising that many participants will be attending from around the world, we will be recording all teaching and Q&A sessions. These recordings will be uploaded later each day and will be available for two weeks beyond the conclusion of the retreat.

The teachings will be in English only with translation provided by Gerardo Abboud.

Retreat Schedule

Wednesday 7th August
7:30pm – 8:30pm Teachings with Rinpoche


Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Monday 12th August
9am – 11:30am Teachings with Rinpoche
11:45am – 12:30pm Meditation
3:00pm – 3:40pm Meditation
4:00pm – 5pm Q&A with Gerardo Abboud


Sunday 11th August
9am – 9:40am Meditation
1pm – 3:30pm Teachings with Rinpoche
4pm – 5pm Q&A with Gerardo Abboud
7pm – 7:40pm Meditation


Tuesday 13th August
9am – 11am Teachings with Rinpoche


Please note: all times are British Summer Time


Subsidised fee £30
Discounted fee £80
Full fee £160
Full fee with contribution to retreat bursary £200

Live-Streaming and Video Recordings

All live-streamed sessions and video recordings will be accessed via the Online Retreat page of our website. The recordings will be available for two weeks beyond the conclusion of the retreat.The link to this page will be sent closer to the retreat. This is a secure page and access details will be sent prior to the retreat.

If you have any questions about the online retreat, please contact bookings@pundarika.org.uk.

Questions for Rinpoche and Gerardo

Online retreatants will be able to send in questions for either Tsoknyi Rinpoche or Gerardo Abboud. These will be read out on your behalf at the in-person retreat. We cannot guarantee that all questions will be asked. Questions can be sent to: questions@pundarika.org.uk 

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Bookings Open 9am 20th May 2024

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