Pundarika UK Summer Retreat (Online)

The Key Points of Trekchö

Wed 9th – Tues 15th August 2023

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 which 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 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 9th
7:30pm – 8:30pm Introduction and welcome with Rinpoche
Thursday 10th – Saturday 12th and Monday 14th
8:45am – 9:25am Meditation with video guidance from Rinpoche
9:45am – 11:15am Teachings with Rinpoche
11:45am – 12:45pm Q&A with Gerardo Abboud
3:00pm – 3:40pm Meditation with video guidance from Rinpoche
4:00pm – 5:30pm Teaching with Rinpoche
7:45pm – 8:30pm Schools update (Saturday 12th only)
Sunday 13th
8:30am – 10am Teaching with Rinpoche
12pm – 12:40pm Meditation with video guidance from Rinpoche
1pm – 2:30pm Teaching with Rinpoche
3pm – 4pm Q&A with Gerardo Abboud
4:30pm – 5:10pm Meditation with video guidance from Rinpoche
Tuesday 15th
9am – 10:30am Teaching with Rinpoche


Please note: all times are British Summer Time


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. To access this page, you will need the membership details which you will create when you register and pay.

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


Online fee £150
Discounted online fee £25 – £150


Register here