2017 Vajrakilaya Retreat with Khenpo Monlam and Lama Abao

Khenpo Monlam will teach each afternoon on deity practice.



March 24-28, 2017

Vajrakilaya is known as the Swift Destroyer who dispels obstacles to the flourishing of Dharma and the development of authentic realization in practitioners. He embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas, and his practice is famous for destroying the forces hostile to compassion especially in this difficult era. The positive energy gathered from reciting the mantra of the deity for five days as a group is one of the most efficacious and profound means for purifying negative karma and
amassing merit and wisdom.

Through the power of awareness the afflictive emotions collapse and this collapsing is revealing of their true nature, primordial wisdom. This collapsing or transformation is the wrathful deity. In addition, the benefits from engaging in this practice together are not limited to the participants of the retreat, but spread a positive influence over the entire physical locale as well as the inhabitants of the region, the country, and the whole world, becoming the cause for harmony, prosperity, joy and ultimately, liberation for all beings.


March 24
1:00-3:00 PM    Vajrakilaya Empowerment
5:00-7:00 PM    Opening session
March 25-27  
9:00 AM-6:30 PM with breaks for lunch and tea.
March 28     
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Final session.


White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave, 2nd floor of IBC, Rochester NY

Registration – sliding scale:

Sliding scale registration allows you to choose the amount you feel you can offer. Minimum is $140.00 for the full retreat. Please be as generous as you are able.
Full retreat (includes tea and snacks) $140-$225.
Per day retreat (includes tea and snacks) $40-$100/day
Seating is limited so register early!


Bring your lunch or order Chinese/Thai with others each day. Sign up and pay at start of retreat.


If you are coming from out of town, please contact us at info@whitelotusdharma.org for accommodation information.