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Join us for a very special Silent Away Retreat with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje, where we will have the rare opportunity to deepen our understanding of emptiness. Emptiness is the dream-like true nature of things, and is one of the most profound topics that Buddha taught. Through gaining an experience of emptiness, we can solve all our daily problems, eliminate all negativity in our mind, and attain permanent inner peace. What could be more beneficial than this?

In this Retreat we will observe silence after the last session each night until lunch the next afternoon. This will allow for a more focused environment that will allow you to get the most out of your time in Retreat. Even if you are unable to stay through Monday you can still join us for the weekend! Please e-mail with any questions.

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje

June 10 - 13 | See Schedule Below

Held at: Stronghold Retreat Center | Oregon, IL 

Cost: Shared Room - $235 | Camping - $160 (bring your own tent)

Prices include food (3 meals / day), lodging, teachings, and all other retreat costs.

Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot! You can pay in full, or hold your spot with a 25% deposit (non-refundable).

Registration is closed.



Intro Talk          8pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday

Breakfast         7am – 8:30am

Meditation       9am – 10am

Teaching           11am – 12:30pm

Lunch                 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Teaching           3pm – 4:30pm

Dinner               6pm – 7pm

Puja                   7:30pm – 8:30pm


Breakfast           7am - 8:30am

Meditation         9am – 10am

Teaching           11am – 12:15pm

Lunch                 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Cancellation policy: Until 5/25, we are able to offer a 75% refund on the full cost of the Retreat. Beginning 5/25 and going up to and including 6/5 we are able to offer a 25% refund. Beginning 6/6 we are unable to offer any refund. 

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