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Full Retreat: November 28 - December 7 ~ for Rigpa Mandala Students        

Retreat registration is currently open to Rigpa Sangha members. We plan to open registration to all interested in attending in early August. Please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions.


SR smileSogyal Rinpoche is a world renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet and author of the highly acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. With his remarkable gift for presenting the essence of Tibetan Buddhism in a way that is both authentic and profoundly relevant to the modern mind, Sogyal Rinpoche is one of the most renowned teachers of our time.

The atmosphere Rinpoche creates is one of warmth, love, and penetrating insight, as if he were speaking directly to the heart of each and everyone present.

He is often called an incredible communicator, and people around the world remark on the power his teachings have to reveal a glimpse of the innermost nature of mind and bring lasting transformation and confidence in how to face the challenges of daily life.

General Retreat Information

These pages are designed to provide useful advice about all practical aspects of the upcoming retreat and many of the most commonly asked questions are answered here. If you cannot find what you're looking for or have any questions, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 1-866-200-5876.



The retreat will take place at the Bahia Resort Hotel, located on its own peninsula in the heart of Mission Bay, San Diego. The Resort features bayside accommodations with a variety of room types, from standard rooms to suites and studios with kitchens. It has an outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, indoor fitness center, watersport equipment rentals, a restaurant and lounge, and is located just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean. 

Rooms have been blocked at reduced prices for Rigpa retreat attendees and are available for booking through October 29 either ONLINE HERE or by calling 800.288.0770. Further detailed information on room types and amenities can be found on our ACCOMMODATIONS page.

PLEASE NOTE: While a residential retreat provides a greater sense of quiet and space to settle, there is no requirement to stay onsite during the retreat. The schedule will be commuter-friendly to accommodate people in the greater San Diego area who wish to return home each night.




When planning your trip, please arrange to be present on the very first evening and remain until the end of your retreat option. It is essential to check in at registration before attending any sessions.

Registration will be held on the afternoon of November 28th, from 3-6pm.

The Full Retreat concludes in the afternoon on December 7th, likely around 3 or 4pm. Please arrange your travel to depart later in the day of your retreat option so you can stay through the conclusion of the retreat.


TBLDTo prepare for your retreat you may wish to read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche.