2019 Vajrakilaya Retreat with Khenpo Molam & Lama Abao

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




2:00-4:00    Empowerment (NEW time! Changed on 5/22)

5:00-7:00    Opening session

Saturday, Sunday, Monday:

9:00-11:30   Session 

11:30-1:30   Lunch break

1:30-3:30    Session (tsok)

3:30-4:00     Tea break

4:00-5:00     Khenpo teaching

5:00-6:00    Final session of the day


9:00–12:00   Final session (tsok offering)



Full Retreat sliding scale: $140-$240
Per day sliding scale: $65-$95
Per half day: $45 / Students 50% off
Please note: please contact us at info@whitelotusdharma.org if you need financial help in order to attend. While there are real expenses to cover in order to hold a retreat such as this, no one will be kept away due to inability to pay.

Please be sure to leave a message stating which day or days or sessions you are registering for. Thank you!

You may also register by mail. Send a check made out to White Lotus Buddhist Center and mail to PO Box 10384, Rochester NY 14610.

Or, you may put your registration in the Donation Box at White Lotus Buddhist Center.



A light lunch of soup, bread & spread, and fruit will be provided for an additional $8/day (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday). More information will be emailed to those who have registered a week before retreat begins.

Snacks and tea/coffee will be available at all times.