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Sat, Apr 30


Oak Park, Live Stream, & Recorded

• Purifying Negative Karma: Vajrasattva Retreat

Apr 30 - May 1 | In-depth, unguided retreat. Purify even the most negative karma to make swift, easy, and joyful progress along the path to Enlightenment.

• Purifying Negative Karma: Vajrasattva Retreat
• Purifying Negative Karma: Vajrasattva Retreat

Time & Location

Apr 30, 2022, 9:30 AM CDT – May 01, 2022, 7:45 PM CDT

Oak Park, Live Stream, & Recorded, 13 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304, USA


For generations, Buddhist practitioners have relied upon the practice of Vajrasattva to purify even the most negative karma so that one can make swift, easy, and joyful progress along the path to Enlightenment. This in-depth, unguided retreat will begin with an introduction about the four powers of purification and how to use them practically in meditation and daily life. This will be followed by self-guided retreat sessions on Saturday and Sunday in which we practice the four powers of purificiation and collect traditional Vajrasattva mantras while using the blessed Kadampa prayers, Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva and Offering to the Spiritual Guide.  


😊 Oak Park (in person)

🕙 Live online

🎞️ Recorded (Introduction only, available for 72 hours; retreat sessions will not be recorded)


Saturday, April 30

Introduction: 9:30 - 11:00am 

Session 1: 11:30 - 1:00pm 

Session 2: 2:30 - 4:00pm 

Session 3: 4:30 - 6:00pm

all sessions are unguided 

Sunday, May 1

Session 1: 4:15 - 5:45pm  

Session 2: 6:15 - 7:45pm

all sessions are unguided 


Saturday morning Introduction: Gen Kelsang Zamling, Resident Teacher

Retreat sessions are unguided (no teacher)


Click any title below to learn more about it and order a printed, e-book, or audio copy from Tharpa Publications. You can also purchase copies in person at our Oak Park and Wicker Park locations.

The Introduction to the Retreat will refer to the following book(s). 

The retreat sessions will use the following sadhanas.


Saturday morning Introduction: $12

Retreat sessions: free -- donations accepted

DONATE HERE or in person

Refund policy

No one turned away for lack of funds; contact us to request financial accommodations. FP & Supporting Members: half price; TTP, Benefactors and Patrons: free. See the member benefits section for codes needed to receive these discounts. $35 for 30 days: free, discount is automatically applied.


  • Introduction - ONLINE

    Live or Recorded (72 hrs). Includes links for the live retreat sessions.

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  • Introduction - IN PERSON

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  • Retreat Sessions - ONLINE

    sessions are live only

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    Free, donations accepted

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