Yarne 2024

February 21 to April 9, 2024

Led by Bhikshuni Pema Chödrön

The 2024 Yarne retreat will blend meditation and study with the juiciness of daily living in community. The curriculum for Yarne 2024 will be drawn from the text The Mind Training in Eight Versus by Langri Thangpa.

Just as the monastic community shares all the necessary elements of living together – we invite our Yarne guests to participate fully. In practical terms, this means that all participants will have plenty of meditation time in the shrine room, but also time to practice the teachings in the kitchen, the housekeeping area, and in caring for the facilities. 

Applications open in September 2023 and candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by December 15, 2023. A deposit of CDN$ 500.00 will be required to hold your spot. The full balance of the fees will be due on your arrival at Gampo Abbey on February 21, 2024. Priority is given to monastic applicants.