Pundarika UK Summer Retreat (In-person)

Wed 9th – Tues 15th August 2023

The Key Points of Trekchö

We are pleased to announce that Tsoknyi Rinpoche will offer the profound teachings of Dzogchen during our summer retreat. Rinpoche will teach from Mipham Rinpoche’s text The Key Points of Trekchö and he will give the pointing out instructions. Trekchö emphasises settling the mind as it is and abiding in the natural state of awareness beyond conceptual thoughts. By allowing thoughts and appearances to arise without distraction, one experiences the genuine state of the dharmatā and the primordial nature is effortlessly revealed.

This is an open retreat, and we welcome all who share a genuine interest in the extraordinary path of Dzogchen, requiring only a sincere dedication to learn and practise, along with a commitment to attend the full six-day retreat.

Please note that Rinpoche will only give the pointing out instructions for those attending the in-person retreat.

As this retreat is also being lived-streamed and recorded, those attending in-person will also be able to access and watch all video recordings for two weeks beyond the end of the retreat.

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

Retreat Schedule

Wednesday 9th
2pm – 5pm Registration
6pm – 7pm Dinner
7:30pm – 8:30pm Introduction and welcome with Rinpoche
Thursday 10th – Saturday 12th and Monday 14th
7am – 7:40am Meditation
7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
8:45am – 9:25am Meditation
9:45am – 11:10am Teachings with Rinpoche
11:45am – 12:45pm Group Interviews/Q&A
12:45am – 1:45pm Lunch
3:00pm – 3:40pm Meditation
4:00pm – 5:30pm Teaching with Rinpoche
6pm – 7pm Dinner
7:45pm – 8:30pm Meditation
Sunday 13th
7am – 7:40am Meditation
8:30am – 10am Teaching with Rinpoche
10am – 11pm Brunch
12pm – 12:40pm Meditation
1pm – 2:30pm Teaching with Rinpoche
3pm – 4pm Group Interviews/Q&A
4:30pm – 5:10pm Meditation
5:30pm – 6:30pm Dinner
7pm – 7:40pm Meditation
Tuesday 15th
7am – 7:40am Meditation
7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
8:45am – 9:25am Meditation
9:30am – 10:30am Teachings with Rinpoche


Video Recordings

In-person retreatants will also be able to watch video recordings of the teachings. These will be accessed via the online retreat page of our website. They 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. To access this page, you will need the membership details which you will create when you register and pay.


Lord Wandsworth College
Long Sutton
RG29 1TA


We have booked a coach on August 9 to take retreatants from Hook railway station to the venue. The coach will meet the 12:42 train from London Waterloo, arriving at Hook station at 13:48. The cost is £10 per person (which includes a return journey on August 15) and the coach accommodates 53 people. The coach will then return to Hook station and make a second trip to the college, leaving Hook station at 14.45, for anyone the coach was not able to accommodate in the first trip.

We have also booked the same coach to take retreatants to Hook railway station on August 15. The coach will depart from the main visitors’ car park at 11:30, to catch the 12:01 train from Hook to London Waterloo. It will then return to the college to make a second trip at 12.30pm for anyone the coach was not able to accommodate in the first trip. Later trains from Hook to London Waterloo are: 12.31, 13.01 and then at .01 and .31 past the hour.

Payment for the coach will be taken at registration on August 9


  • Single room £650
  • Double room £500 per person
  • Dorm £450
  • Offsite no meals £250
  • Offsite with meals £350


All above costs include the retreat fee. As usual, donations can be made at the end of the retreat.

Bursaries: we endeavour to make the retreat as accessible as possible and so can provide a limited number of bursaries. To apply please contact bookings@pundarika.org.uk

Further Information

For further information about the retreat including our cancellation policy, please click here.

Click here to register