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Vajrayogini [Tummo] Practice Retreat

April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Vajrayogini [Tummo] Practice Empowerment and Retreat with Venerable Drupon Thinley Ningpo and special guest, Amchi Konchok Karma
Friday, April 27th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Tummo is the foundation of the 6 Yogas of Naropa. It focuses on controlling the bodies’ energies and transforming them into bliss, often referred to as “inner heat.” The purpose of Tummo, a completion stage yoga practice, is to gain control over the subtle body winds, channels and drops, thus furthering one’s goal of achieving enlightenment. While previous dharma training helps, this retreat is open to everyone.

Drupon Thinley Ningpo will instruct us in the practice of Tummo (a completion stage practice) using Vajrayogini as a support. Vajrayogini is a female Buddha who embodies one’s innermost essence and is associated with the mother tantras of anuttarayoga tantra. 

Venerable Drupon Thinley Ningpo will conduct this retreat with special guest, Amchi Konchok Karma.Retreat practitioners must attend the entire retreat, from Friday to Sunday. Pre-registration is required as well as attendance to the entire retreat.  No prior experience is required. Please email or call with any questions, or if you would like to register.  

Schedule (April 27th, 7pm – April 29th, 5pm):

  • Friday April 27th 7-9pm – Empowerment and practice instructions
  • Saturday, April 28th – three sessions, 8am – 9pm
  • Sunday, April 29th – three sessions, 8am – 5pm

Retreat Fee – 3 day retreat
$108 non-members 
$75 Supporting Members & above
Foundational Members are Free

⊕ Work Study Positions are available but require prior arrangements. Please contact us in advance 

Location (see directions to the center, below):
Drikung Namgyal Ling Center
1135 West Twin Buttes Road
Sahuarita, AZ 85629

Please contact Brennan Washburn (, 520.977.2136) with questions or to register.

Lodging and Meals at the Center:

The center has dorm-style (room sharing) accommodations.  Attendees may also car camp or pitch a tent on the property grounds.  

The cost of accommodation is included in the retreat fee.

Indoor accommodation must be reserved prior to the retreat, and is otherwise available only as space permits.  Please contact us to ensure your accommodation needs are met.

The following 5 meals are provided: Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch.  Meals provided will be simple and vegetarian. Snacks, coffee and tea will be available throughout the retreat. If you have special food needs or preferences you are welcome to bring a meal or use the center’s facilities.


What to pack and bring:

Suggested Personal Items to Bring:

  • Sleeping bag or bedding
  • Pillow, blankets
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ear plugs
  • Towel, Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc)
  • Practice items – cushion, mala, dorje/bell
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Medication, vitamins, supplements 
  • No perfume or heavily scented products, please


April 27, 2018
April 29, 2018
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Brennan Washburn


Drikung Namgyal Ling Center
1135 West Twin Buttes Road, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 United States
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