Joshua Tree Silent Retreat to Profound Wisdom


FEBRUARY 16 – 19, 2018





Joshua Tree Silent Retreat on Profound Wisdom held by Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist CenterTake four days off in the desert of Joshua Tree and meditate on the profundity of Buddha’s teachings on wisdom, the wisdom realizing emptiness.  Drawing from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s texts Modern Buddhism and The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra, Resident Teacher of the Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center, Gen Kelsang Tangpa will offer commentary and guided meditations on how to develop wisdom.

Emptiness is the way things really are.  It is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear.  It is as if we are living in a hallucination and Buddha is giving us a perfect method to wake up from this dream.  By following Buddha’s meditations on emptiness we can put an end to all suffering and problems.

Please read the chapter on “Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta” found in Modern Buddhism.  This will assist you greatly in improving your retreat and meditation experience.  Modern Buddhism can be downloaded free as an ebook.  Click here for the text Modern Buddhism.

“The knowledge of emptiness is superior to any other knowledge,
The Teacher who teaches emptiness unmistakenly is superior to any other teacher,
And the realization of emptiness is the very essence of Buddhadharma.”

Silent from 7:30 pm each evening to 1:00 pm each day. The retreat is self contained at the Joshua Retreat Center just east of Palm Springs. Please arrive for registration between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm Friday afternoon to register and get settled in your room.

Cost:  $275 includes three nights and four days shared accommodation and all vegetarian meals

Retreat limited to 31 people.  $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a space.  Kindly RSVP to

Please call 310 848-9680 if you have any questions.


Retreat held at:

Joshua Tree Retreat Center 
59700 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252


“It is very important to engage in regular meditation retreats, and I am always happy when I hear that people in centers are engaging in them.  This is the best present that students can offer their spiritual teacher because it indicates they are not wasting the teachings that they have been given.”

~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche