Program Details

ONLINE: One Day Intensive - The Trekcho Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Richard John
December 12 / 12:00 AM - December 12 / 12:00 AM

Yeshe Tsögyal as Queen

by Cynthia Moku.

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CHANGE as of 12.3.21 - Due to ongoing concerns regarding new COVID variants. Acharya John will be teaching remotely and this will be a one-day ONLINE program on December 12, 2021, from 9am EST, ending by 6:30pm EST. 

In the 8th century CE, Yeshe Tsogyal had a vision in which Vajrayogini gave her these pith instructions for practicing trekchö, known as “cutting through to primordial purity.” Trekchö is the dzokchen equivalent of mahamudra, and both are the epitome of the path of wisdom. This profound but accessible text gives concise instructions for recognizing and resting in the empty and luminous nature of mind.

This retreat will be very practice-oriented. The discipline will emphasize silence, but will include time for commentary and discussion. This weekend retreat is open to all tantrikas who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly, regardless of your current practice.



This program is an addition 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.


The Zoom room will open by 8:45am EST, on December 12th, 2021. Please arrive early to check your connection and let us help troubleshoot any technical difficulties. The program begins at 9am EST and ends by 6:30pm EST, with breaks throughout the day. 

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.

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