Kalachakra Tantra Extra Practice Module

For those students and practitioners attending the Kalachakra Tantra Study & Practice Intensive, this discounted extra week-long practice module is available, providing ample time for significant mantra accumulation and sadhana practice in the breathtaking hidden mountain valley of Tibet House’s Menla Retreat and Spa. Start your day with optional yoga, book nourishing treatments in our Tibetan Dewa Healing Spa, and enjoy daily long practice sessions led by Dr. Thurman.Students will also benefit from unlimited access to our Devi Room meeting space for personal practice. This intimate space features large-format images of Kalachakra-Vishvamata yab-yum and the Kalachakra Mandala as well as access to supplemental books, including the priceless out-of-print Kalachakra Tantra picture book by Namgyal Monastery which includes hundreds of detailed images of the many deities of the mandala.Treat yourself to a perfect practice environment and much-needed peace, quiet, and solitude, as well as additional opportunities to ask Thurman questions relating to your practice. Join us for this personally transformative and very inspiring retreat intended to help initiates, from total novices to more advanced practitioners, deepen their connection to, their understanding of, and ultimately their embodiment of the magnificent reality of Kālachakra-Vishvamata.Please bring your own vajra, bell, damaru, and inner offering vessel (ritual skullcup).Please note: Menla’s Co-Director Michael Burbank or Michele Loew may fill in for Thurman if he is unexpectedly unable to attend a practice session on any given day.
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Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is...

Michele Loew

  Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon. She is known as a teacher’s teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr & 500 Hr. Yoga Schools and her ability to combine Western knowledge of the body (Anatomy ...

Michael G. Burbank

Michael G. Burbank first began studying with Robert Thurman at Columbia University in 1999. In early 2002 he was invited to help the Thurmans and Tibet House staff launch Menla. Over the years he served as dishwasher, housekeeper, maintenance assistant, groundskeeper, front desk ...

Kim Desrosiers

Kim Desrosiers is a student of Dr. Thurman, accompanying him to India for two Kālachakra initiations with H.H. the Dalai Lama.  She has also studied under Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, and has taught Tibetan Buddhism and meditation to prisoners t...


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