Program Details

HYBRID: Week-long Retreat: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat

with Eric Spiegel
November 5 / 12:00 AM - November 12 / 12:00 AM

Registration is now open.

One of the most renowned feminine deities of the Vajrayana mandala is Kurukulla, a beautiful dakini dating back to the Hevajra-tantra of India.  An emanation of Tara, she is known for her powers of magnetizing auspicious conditions and blessings for the path, and for preventing obstacles with her flames of passion.  Karme Choling recently received a beautiful Kurukulla rupa, and we are delighted to welcome her with our offerings and intention. 

This retreat will be a hybrid in-person/online practice intensive.  Although there will be some teaching, the emphasis will be on engaging with Padmadakini through practice and offerings, including daily outdoor lhasangs in the meadow for the in-person sangha. 

The remote retreat will be flexible for partial day participation. 

This program is a complement to the three month study series, Yeshe Tsögyal and the Feminine Principle. Those who are registered for the full three month series, receive a significant tuition discount for this retreat. Contact our front desk at [email protected] for more information.

Registration Deadline

Because of the nature and logistics of online programming — including ensuring that you have the proper links, materials and schedules — the deadline to register for this program is 48 hours before it begins.


The Zoom room will open by at 7:15pm EDT, on November 5th, 2021. Please arrive early to check your connection and let us help troubleshoot any technical difficulties. The program begins at 7:30pm EDT, Nov. 5th, and ends about 9pm EDT. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 & 7, practice will start around 9am EDT and go until 6:30pm EDT, with breaks throughout the day. From Monday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Nov. 12th, Online participation will be from 9am to 12:30pm EDT. On Land participants will have additional practice sessions in the afternoon and some evenings. The program will end by 6:30pm on Nov. 12th for On Land participants.

In-person participants should arrive no later than 8:30am on Saturday morning, November 5th. If you are travelling from a distance, we recommend that you arrive Friday afternoon between 2pm and 6:00pm, to check in and settle into your accommodations. Dinner is at 6:30pm. 

Participants who join the program in person, will pay an additional on-land differential of 0. This covers all meals, general land use, and special events at KCL. It does not cover accomodations.

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