Why do we need to realize emptiness? We do not wish to suffer, and we know that the root of suffering is the untamed mind. Because the mind perceives and understands things mistakenly, negative motions arise and the mind is never at peace. This is why we suffer. To avoid this, we must develop the unmistaken mind, the intelligence that perceives the true nature of phenomena. Mistaken perception arises because we fail to see things as they are. It is the insight into emptiness that is really the antidote to the elimination of these obstructive forces. So of course this true insight into emptiness will reinforce your compassion towards other sentient beings.” — His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The retreat will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat and Conference Center: just 2 blocks from Museum Hill, 1 mile from world famous Canyon Road, and 2 miles from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. The Retreat Center is located at 50 Mt Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM, 87505, United States.

Retreat Schedule PDF

Retreat Registration

Please provide your registration information below which will assist us in planning the event. 

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due with your registration.

Any amount  you pay in excess of that will be refundable until September 14 at which time registration will be closed and the remainder of the balance for all participants is due.

The schedule and additional information on the retreat will be distributed within the two weeks before the event.  If you have any questions please contact us at info@tnlsf.org  or call us at (505) 660-7056.

Full Residential Retreat Participation (includes meals)

Single Occupancy - $385

Double Occupancy - $350 / person

Non-residential Retreat Participation 

All sessions (includes meals) - $265

Partial attendance by session (does not include meals) - $40/session

Friday Evening Session

Saturday Morning Session

Saturday Afternoon

Saturday Evening

Sunday Morning Session

Sunday Afternoon


Limited partial scholarships may be available so if you do not have the resources to afford the full fee to attend this retreat please indicate that you would like to be considered for a scholarship by clicking the box to the left. A scholarship application will be forwarded to you at the email address you provided above.

After you have completed providing the above contact and preference information click the Register button here

Payment can be made through Paypal (use the Donate button)

Payment by cash or check should be made at

Thubten Norbu Ling

1807 Second St #35

Santa Fe , NM 87505

A  minimum of $50 is required to reserve

Thubten Norbu Ling Buddhist Center
1807 Second Street, #35
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 660-7056 info@tnlsf.org
Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center is an affiliate of the
Foundation for the Preservation
of the Mahayana Tradition.

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