Copper Mountain Institute will follow the Dzogchen Nyingthig US teaching tour for Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche in September and October 2023.Our White Lotus retreat with Rinpoche takes place September 23-25. He will explain the profound levels of meaning of The Seven Line Prayer of Guru Padmasambhava.

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Copper Mountain Institute will practice Green Tara Gana Puja on Sunday, September 10 at 4:00PM MT.

Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche 2023 US Tour

Dear Dharma Sisters and Brothers:

Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche’s US Tour begins this Saturday in Denver, Colorado. Listed below are all the retreats he is leading during this tour. Please note, many of these retreats are also being offered online. Don’t miss the opportunity to receive his profound, insightful and incredibly wise teachings! All the retreats are at an advanced Dzogchen level.

Denver, Colorado Retreat – Sept. 2 & 3: The Denver group will host a two-day teaching on Garab Dorje's final testament, commonly known as the Three Words Which Strike the Vital Point. This is an essential Dzogchen teaching which contains the pointing out instructions. Everyone is welcome to attend online, and we have a few in-person spots available. Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche is a reincarnation of Garab Dorje. For registration information, please email Joe Wagner at 

Tara Mandala Retreats, Pagosa Springs, Colorado - Sept. 11 - 22:

Sept. 11 – 15: The Twenty-one Praises to Tara: Empowerment and Teachings from the Compendium of Sadhanas: A Wish-Granting Well of Precious Attainments, originally composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangmo. Learn a practice that will add a deeper understanding of the special qualities of each of the Twenty-one Taras. The profound realizations, powerful activities and devotional aspects of Tara are accessible to everyone.

Sept. 16 – 22: Transference: Enlightenment without Meditation. In this immersive 7-day retreat, Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche will give the transmission and pith instructions of the Longchen Nyingthig P’howa, Transference: Enlightenment without Meditation from The Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse as revealed by the great Dzogchen master, Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa. The ability to transfer consciousness at the moment of death allows us to live without the fear of dying.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico Retreat – Sept. 23 – 25: The Profound Meaning of Mipham’s White Lotus. Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche will provide in-depth teachings on Mipham’s famous text, White Lotus: An Explanation of the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava. Mipham Rinpoche was a great Nyingma master, influential philosopher, and yogi scholar of the last century. The retreat will also be offered online.

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Crestone, Colorado Retreat – Sept. 29 – Oct. 4: During the first 3 days of the retreat Rinpoche will teach the Experiential Teachings of Adzom Drukpa. Adzom Drukpa was one of the greatest lineage holders and propagators of the Longchen Nyingthig teachings. He achieved the Rainbow Body at his death in 1924, as did 13 of his disciples. This is only the second time these pith instructions have been taught in the West.

The second half of the retreat will be devoted to the practice of Dorje Trolo, a practice for overcoming external, internal and secret obstacles. Ad.zom Paylo Rinpoche and Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche have both said this is the best practice for our turbulent times. Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche will give the Dorje Trolo empowerment and then we will hold a Dorje Trolo Drubcho for 2 days. A drubcho is an intensive practice that accumulates significant merit for the practitioner and the environment and brings many blessings. 

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San Francisco Bay Area Retreat – Oct. 7 – 10: Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche will be teaching on one of the most revered of all Dzogchen texts, Longchenpa's Choying Dzod, focusing specifically on Chapter 10, which explores in great depth how to recognize and gain familiarity with our own intrinsic awareness, the heart essence of all the Buddhas. Longchen Rabjam wrote, “This text will serve you as your eyes, so treat it with the highest respect.” The retreat will be held at the beautiful Gyuto Foundation Monastery in Richmond CA (San Francisco Bay Area: Registration Link:

Portland, Oregon Retreat – Oct. 14 – 16: Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche will be teaching 'Nature of Mind' Oct. 14 & 15. along with a lecture on 'Chetsun Nyingthig' on Oct. 16th followed by a Tsok, food offering. In his last life, Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche received the Chetsun Nyingthig transmission from his father, Adzom Drukpa, a main lineage holder who achieved the Rainbow Body at his death. These are online teachings.

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Valley Stream, New York Retreat – Oct. 20 – 22: Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche will be teaching from Longchenpa's "Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind," with a specific focus on chapter 10. Rinpoche's teachings offer valuable insights and practices for those on a meditative path. Events like these can be transformative and provide a precious opportunity to connect with the teachings and the teacher. It is with great joy that we encounter the profound wisdom that Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche has to offer. He is a reincarnation of Longchenpa. This retreat will also be offered online.

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If you have any questions about a specific retreat, please text me at: 719 588 4632 and I will direct you to the person who can answer your question. Thank you!

Blessings and love,

Ani Tsultrim

Copper Mountain Events


Sun, February 5

01:30 PM

Amitabha Pure Land with Mantra accumulation practice

Sun, February 12

1:00 PM

Green Tara Gana Puja

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Sun, February 19

1:30 PM

Observation of Gutor

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Tue, February 21

6:30 PM

Losar Celebration with Chenrizig Gana Puja

To join by phone, dial 346-248-7799, enter Meeting ID 303 988 4927, and passcode 410691

Sun, February 26

1:00 PM

Green Tara Gana Puja

To join by phone, dial 346-248-7799, enter Meeting ID 303 988 4927, and passcode 410691