Date & Time Details:
Friday, August 30th - Tuesday, September 3rd

In-Person in Petaluma, CA, or Online via Zoom

Contact: Pristine Mind Foundation
[email protected]

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5-Day Pure Awareness Meditation Retreat Intensive

With Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

August 30 - September 3, 2024


Register for Online

Please register for only one of the formats: Online or In-Person.

For In-Person Attendance: Space is limited. We suggest registering as soon as possible to reserve your seat. If the available seats fill up early, there will be an option to add your name to a waiting list. Registration closes at 6:00pm Pacific Time on Thursday, August 29th.

For a number of years, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche has expressed an interest in holding a longer and more intensive meditation retreat to provide an opportunity for people to experience the transformative benefits of longer periods of meditation. Rinpoche often talks about these benefits and has explained that to deepen and gain confidence in meditation so that our practice can affect our lives in the most positive ways, it is important to meditate for longer periods of time.

This 5-day retreat will allow participants to deepen and develop their experience by meditating together with Rinpoche in this special more intensive retreat format. Rinpoche may choose to have participants remain in silence for some portions of the retreat.

Participants must attend the entire 5 days of the retreat.

This is a multi-day intensive meditation retreat. Prior experience with meditation is highly recommended.


Friday, August 30th – Tuesday, September 3rd
More Details on the Daily Schedule to Come: Estimated Daily Start Time 9am


$250 – Program Price
$251 – $1,000 – Program Price + Donation
$75 – $249 – Scholarship Rate

$475 – Program Price
$476 – $1500 – Program Price + Donation
$175 – $474 – Scholarship Rate (Limited seats available for in-person scholarship rate. Please contact us if you no longer see this option available upon checkout.)

No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. Please contact us if you need to make special arrangements.

Important Notes:


  • This is a multi-day intensive meditation retreat. Prior experience with meditation is highly recommended.

In-Person Participants:

  • We ask those attending in-person to attend all sessions in-person in order to maintain the energy of the in-person group experience.
  • This is a commuter retreat. If you’re coming from out of town and need local accommodations, here are several hotels within a 20 minute driving distance of the retreat:
  • Please bring your lunch each day as there will not be time to leave during the lunch break. There will be plenty of refrigerator space and a microwave available for your use. We also recommend bringing a bottle or thermos of water if you wish.
  • We ask that anyone who is not feeling well or has any recent symptoms of illness prior to the event not attend in-person. If you are no longer able to attend in-person, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] as far in advance as possible so that we may offer your seat to someone else.

Online Participants:

  • The retreat will be live-streamed on Zoom for participants attending Online. Please note that since you will receive the live stream link immediately upon registration, we are not able to offer refunds for this program.
  • We will provide replay links at the end of each day so that those in different time zones can keep up with the retreat as it airs.
  • In addition, the full recordings of the retreat will be available for all participants approximately one week after the retreat. The recordings will be available for 3 months.

Additional Notes:

  • If you have a different time zone, you may convert the time to your local time here.


Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a meditation master and teacher residing in the San Francisco bay area of California. Rinpoche began his studies in Tibet with the great Jigmed Phuntsok Rinpoche, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century. More…
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