The Feast of Wisdom & Compassion


Non-residential weekend with Ngak´chang Rinpoche

Friday, March 16: 7pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 17: 8am – 9pm
Sunday, March 18: 9am – 1pm
Aro Kha’jong - Aro Sky Meadow
273 Church Road
Livingston Manor, NY, US

Tsog'khorlo, common to all schools of Vajrayana in various forms, is frequently celebrated but not often explained as an essential practice of Tantra. The practice of tsog’khorlo — literally array of assembled offerings — is the vajra feast: a vital, vibrant Vajrayana practice of engaged-meditation. Participants create a mandala of physical and visionary offerings that includes the entire realm of phenomena, then partake of this banquet of generosity in order to share and extend the experience into every dimension of being.

Tsog’khorlo is an opportunity to enter the visionary dimension in which every aspect of experience is recognised as beginninglessly liberated. Through this means we actualise the sense that enlightenment is feasible for each individual present, and that we reflect the enlightened state for each other. The short text that elucidates the elements of the feast is an inspirational portal through which the spectrum of the sense fields is described, in language that evokes the Vajrayana view of the nature of all experience as self-liberated compassion. The weekend will explore the text and conclude with the celebration of tsog’khorlo.


$250 (includes Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, and the tsog'khorlo feast on Sunday)

To register or for more information,
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Naljorma Chatral A'dzé: (845) 439-4332, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.