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.
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 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
Sunday Morning Session
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.
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Thubten Norbu Ling
1807 Second St #35
Santa Fe , NM 87505
A minimum of $50 is required to reserve