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The Khyung Mar Red Garuda Drubpa

Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche
Additional Geshe to be announced

October 6th– 11th, 2020
Yeru Retreat Center
Emily MN

We have read your emails and taken your calls with requests for the next Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda teaching. We spoke with Rinpoche about the emails and phone requests. Rinpoche was happy many of the students would like to return for more Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda teachings. After much consideration, he has planned a wonderful retreat.

The Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda is truly a powerful teaching and practice. Many students and practitioners use it to heal themselves and others, and to transform their negativities into wisdom. The Khyung Mar has many levels, and Rinpoche wants us to be able to go deeper into the powerful teachings of the Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda.

Our group has experienced practitioners, as well as some who are new to the Kyung Mar ~ Red Garuda practice. Rinpoche believes we are at a good point to stabilize and deepen our practice. And yes, this means hard, individual, inner work, in a supportive group, under the supervision of a superb teacher.

Rinpoche is requesting a formal Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda Drubpa practice retreat. To emphasize the seriousness of this practice, we will establish the sacred boundary when we begin, and respect the boundary until we end the retreat. During the Khyung Mar ! Red Garuda Drubpa there will be fewer formal “lectures.” Rinpoche will guide students in their practice, hold informal talks, and spend more focused time with each student, meeting them at their level to help them improve their practice. This is an authentic and effective way for students to deepen their practice.

During this intense practice, students may experience the signs that they are achieving the stages of Kyung Mar practice. Rinpoche will discuss the signs with students and help them understand their individual practice based on their own realization of the signs of achievement. Students will also get a great hands-on education by both making and performing tsoks and being involved in the rituals.

The goal of this Drubpa is for students to strengthen their Kyung Mar practice and develop the needed familiarity and inner connection with the Kyung Mar, so they may be effective practitioners who can independently perform the Khyung Mar practice at a high level; and be ready to move on to the more advance Khyung Mar practices.


What is involved:  

Live Stream Events lead by Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche.

Practice sessions with Rinpoche and or David Peteler and Nick Tichawa who we affectionately called (The Garuda Guys).

Retreat – 

October 6th – Arrival and Welcome, distribution of materials needed for the retreat, torma making class, guided Khyung Mar Meditation and group sessions.

October 7-11th  –  Formal Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda Druba Begins.


Online Course:   The Khyung Mar Online was created by Rinpoche to help the Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda students.   The  new updated course has been released and you can purchase this course through our  media platform: https://doortobon.org/product/red-garuda-online-course/

The online course is not mandatory, but extremely helpful  to strengthen your practice and for the retreat.    If you have the old Khyung Mar Red Garuda online course, this is fine, the new Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda online course has more updated information.    If you have the original Red Garuda online course, please contact Yeru Bon Center for a discount code for the updated course.

The online course is set up for you to work at your own pace.


When Do We Start our Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda Retreat?

We start with the live streams and the online course

Live Stream Dates:

The next Live Stream will be on Saturday May 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Central Time.  Rinpoche will lead this live stream. Discuss the course, how we should study and prepare for not only for the online course, but the retreat as well. He will answer any questions you might have. He will also lead the students in the Khyung Mar ~ Red Garuda Mantra and visualization.

Rinpoche will also discuss in detail what he hopes you will feel during your practice and will encourage you to journal your thoughts.

June 27, 2020   11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 15, 2020  11:00 .m. – 3:00 p.m.


Retreat Location:   The Location for this retreat will be Yeru Retreat Center in Emily Minnesota.

Housing will include Cabin rooms, Yeru Huts, Mini houses with bathrooms and large tents.   All housing includes beds, linens, blankets and pillows.

Housing options are given as registrations come in.  If interested in a specific housing option best to register early for availability.

Cabins :  Two Bedroom Cabin  –  This is a shared cabin  –  Two bathrooms and shower

Yeru Huts:   Small huts with outhouses

Garuda Houses:   Shared or Private  –  Sleeping area, small living room and bathroom.

Tent/Yurt:  Large 10x10x10 tents with beds, table and chair

Students can leave on the 12th for no additional fee.

As always, students can enjoy the lake, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding.  Spend time at the Meditation area by the lake.


Work Study:  We have two “work study” positions available for anyone who would like to help and enjoy the teaching:  In exchange for no fee for the retreat.  Contact Yeru Bon Center for more information.

  • Help maintain all day drinks and snacks
  • Help maintain bathrooms and light housekeeping
  • Helping students with their housing needs.
  • Post retreat clean up


Meals will include vegetarian, meat, gluten free


How To Register:

  1. You can choose to save a bit by registering for the entire package
  2. You don’t have to take the online course; you are so welcome to attend the retreat only.


Travel to Yeru Retreat Center:

  • Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport –  5 – 3 hours to the retreat center
  • Duluth International Airport – 2 hours to the retreat center
  • Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport – 40 minutes to the retreat center

Driving directions best if you google on your phone or car GPS

There will be a Facebook page established for the retreat.   Here you can ask for a ride or if you would like to share a ride.

Deborah will be at the retreat center on October 4th, if anyone needs a ride, she can fit 6 people in her vehicle.  But you would need to arrive on the morning of the 4th and hang out at the Retreat Center until the retreat begins.  No additional fee for staying the extra days.


Fee:  Includes Live Streams, retreat and housing


Early Registration Fees:  If registered by June 1st. 2020

$700.00 Retreat and housing

$425.00 Commuter

Registration after June 1, 2020

$900.00 Retreat and housing

$525.00 Commuter

Payments:   You can arrange with Yeru Bon Center to make monthly payments. Payments must be completed no later than August 20, 2020. Payments will be arranged through PayPal and they will automatically bill your credit or debit card.




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