FEBRUARY 16-19, 2018

Begins 7:30 pm Friday, February 16
Concludes 5:00 pm Monday, February 19


Joshua Tree Silent Retreat on Universal Compassion and Exchanging Self with OthersTake four days off in the desert of Joshua Tree and meditate on the profundity of Buddha’s teachings on Universal Compassion. Self cherishing is like an iron chain that keeps us locked in samsara. The fundamental reason for our suffering is that we are in samsara, and we are in samsara because we continually create the deluded, self-centered actions that perpetuate the cycle of uncontrolled rebirth. Instead whenever we meet someone we can think that their happiness and freedom are important. In this way we can change our object of cherishing from ourself to all living beings.

Silent from 7:30 pm each evening to 1:00 pm each day. The retreat is self contained at the Joshua Retreat Center just east of Palm Springs. Please arrive for registration between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm, Friday afternoon to register and get settled in your room.


$275 includes three nights and four days shared accommodation and all vegetarian meals

Please call Gen Kelsang Tangpa at 310 848-9680 if you have any questions or kindly RSVP to


Retreat held at:

Joshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252


“It is very important to engage in regular meditation retreats, and I am always happy when I hear that people in centers are engaging in them. This is the best present that students can offer their spiritual teacher because it indicates they are not wasting the teachings that they have been given.”

~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche