Samadhiraja King of Meditation Retreat

Buddha Shakyamuni

“The Samadhiraja (King of Meditation) Sutra is a clear path of training based on the Buddha’s words.It does not belong to any particular lineage, it belongs to everyone. You can generally be interested in meditation, a student of Soto Zen, Tibetan Buddhism or any other school of Buddhism and this teaching can help your practice.”

Phakchok Rinpoche, In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on the Essence of Meditation

We welcome back Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche to Gomde Cooperstown to teach from the Samadhiraja King of Meditation sutra. Rinpoche will also be consecrating the new Stupa Memorial garden at Gomde Cooperstown. We offer 2 opportunities to participate in Rinpoche’s visit: a weekend option and a longer 4 day option.

Weekend Retreat – Friday September 16 – Sunday September 18

Rinpoche will begin on Friday evening @7pm with a teaching and public talk on the Samadhiraja King of Meditation. Saturday will alternate teaching with meditation practice. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discussion. The retreat will end on Sunday after a morning teaching and lunch.

Full Retreat – September 16-20, 2022

In addition to the above teaching, on Monday, September 19, there will be opportunity for Q&A and group/personal interviews with Rinpoche or opportunities to ask practice questions with instructors.

On Tuesday, September 20, Rinpoche will consecrate the new Stupa Memorial Garden at Gomde Cooperstown with its glorious centerpiece of 16 Stupas!