East Coast Retreat: Khung Mar “Red Garuda” – St. Thomas Seminary, CT

Long Life Prayer of Tsewa Ringzin

Event details

  • Wednesday | April 15, 2015 to Sunday | April 19, 2015
  • 3:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • St. Thomas Seminary 467 Bloomfield Avenue Bloomfield, CT 06002
  • 952-300-6111

Taught by Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche

The Red Garuda is a Wisdom protector, and a manifestation of pure awareness. The Red Garuda represents the fiery power of energy. This deity protects against outer, inner and secret obstacles. He transforms the five poisons, overcomes the eight dreads, and liberates sentient beings from suffering. The Red Garuda healing practice is highly effective physicially, emotionally, and spiritually.

This Ancient teaching of the Red Garuda belongs to the Tantric category of practice. Tantra is the path of transformation, that transforms negativity and ignorance into wisdom.

There are several purposes for this teaching. The first is healing oneself by receiving energies, powers, blessings and protections from The Red Garuda. The second purpose is to show us how to generate the ability and power to transform the negativity of disturbances and obstacles and to cure sickness or disease in others.


St. Thomas Seminary: Located at 467 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002. Please refer to their website for more details about the retreat center (www.stseminary.org).

St. Thomas is 20 minutes from Bradley International Airport (Hartford) and 2¾ hours from JFK/LaGuardia/Newark International (NYC) and Logan International Airport (Boston, MA). Amtrak commuter trains travel to Hartford, CT, located 10 minutes from the retreat center.

From Bradley International Airport – rides to St. Thomas can be arranged with Cass @ Airport Taxi Service…..phone number: 860-675-7777 or 860-836-7646(c). The cost is approximately $35 per ride and 2-3 three people can split the cost. Another cab company is Yellow Cab: phone 860-666-6666.


Red Garuda Advanced Certification Training

April 13-17, 2016

The Red Garuda practice focuses on healing. It heals ourselves by generating and receiving positive energies, healing empowerments, and protections from the Red Garuda. It heals others by generating the ability and power to transform negativity, disturbances and obstacles that cause illness.

The Red Garuda is a complex teaching with many levels. The course taught at the St. Thomas Retreat is considered the first level teaching. Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche has created a program to allow health care professionals and Bön practitioners to move to an advanced level of the Red Garuda practice.

Yeru Bön Center is offering this advanced course of the Red Garuda next year, April 13-17, 2016. The prerequisite to the advanced course is completion of the first level Red Garuda teaching, as well as the Red Garuda online course that will prepare you for the advanced teaching.

The Red Garuda advanced online course is ten months long, beginning June 1, 2015. The course includes a monthly online syllabus and videos, a Red Garuda chat room, online tools to track your progress, and 2-3 scheduled phone or Skype conversations with Rinpoche.

At the Advanced Retreat, all the material you will learn through the online course will be practiced with Rinpoche, to be sure all students have a good understanding of the material.

At the completion of the Advanced Retreat, Rinpoche will award successful participants with a certificate of completion signed by both sMenri Monastery and Rinpoche.

The Advanced Red Garuda Retreat is planned to be held at the Yeru Bön Center in Minneapolis. Location subject to change.

Advanced Red Garuda Retreat Fees:

$375.00 – Ten (10) month online Red Garuda Online Course
$875.00 – Advanced Red Garuda Retreat – includes retreat, housing, meals

Total: $1,250.00

Online Course will take place on the Door to Bön website. Please check back for registration information.