A life changing experience, fully immersive mindfulness from dawn to dusk!

 “Meditation is not easy. You should start with calm-abiding to stabilize your mind and, if possible, attend a Shravasti Meditation retreat, not only to receive teachings, but to whole-heartedly engage in meditation practice and increase your ability to stabilize your mind. The Shravasti Meditation is an integrated meditation approach that relies directly on the Buddha’s words as the source of instruction. It is based on the Anapanasati Sutta (Discourse on Mindfulness of Breathing).” HHDKCR    

September 14- September 24, 2024

Vajra Dakini is able to offer the full Shravasti 10 day curriculum for the first time in North America; newly expanded with expert commentary by HH Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche.

Pilgrim Lodge, West Gardiner, Maine

“Through extensive meditation training and holding silent contemplation  throughout the day, our undistracted minds reveal their natural warmth and wisdom. We move gradually from states of confusion to inherent wisdom.  You may not fully understand all of the subtle levels of meditation instructions at first, but if you commit to the fully engaging with your heart and mind, you will set into motion, a life, long path of practice that has the potential to expand as you grow in understanding. “ Khenmo Drolma


To truly understand the source of our suffering and liberations from that suffering, we need a time of undistracted focus.  With stability of heart/mind we are able to see clearly and offer what is needed to bring harmony and peace in all our interactions. A Shravasti 10 Day Immersive Retreat is an ancient, transformative practice adapted for 21st Century life in a world of accelerated change and uncertainty. The curriculum is designed to offer each student the rare opportunity to deepen familiar practices of concentration and compassion and develop new practices through Khenmo’s instruction and concentrated times for sitting, walking, eating and resting meditation.

The Shravasti curriculum integrates the traditional Buddhist fundamentals of Calm Abiding and Insight Meditation, commentary from both ancient scriptures and Kagyu Masters, ancient yogic practices of somatic learning and walking meditation.  It is for  new and continuing students, with key instructions for all practitioners to clarify and deepen their practice.

Read about the Vision and Goals of Shravasti Meditation

What to Expect on Retreat