Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Teachings in Southern California


  Meditations on 

Parting From the Four Attachments

These Teachings are essential to anyone wanting to genuinely enter the practice of Dharma. Freeing oneself from the four attachments allows the sincere practitioner to recognize and avoid typical pitfalls encountered on the spiritual path and can help alleviate personal suffering caused by ignorance and confusion. The session will consist of teachings, meditation, and discussion”.

Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2015

Saturday 10am-Noon & 2pm - 4pm, and Sunday 10am-12noon

Friday Evening, September 11, 2015 (7pm-9pm): 

Informal Discussion & Public Talk


EMID Rancho Embarcadero Center

224 Vereda Leyenda, Goleta, CA 93117

Please RSVP to reserve a seat:

SUSIE KOESTERER (805) 570-1359

Retreat suggested donation: $100.00 in advance or $125.00 at the door. Checks made payable to Prajnopaya Foundation and mailed to EMID, 224 Vereda Leyenda, Goleta 93117. ALL proceeds will go directly to Prajnopaya Foundation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Check the Bodhimarga website for retreats in Colorado.

Dharma Study Circle:  The Study Circle is an opportunity to progress in one's spiritual growth through becoming familiar with Buddhist texts, by having constructive discussions of the texts, and by interacting in the fellowship of sangha community with other aspirants. Periodically there will be Q&A sessions with Ven Priyadarshi on the text under discussion.

Groups meet in Long Beach, West L.A., and Santa Barbara.
Contact us if interested in joining a group.

Go to our Blog to see previous retreats and more of Ven. Tenzin's activities.

Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is the President of The Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian organization. He is also the founding Director of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is the Buddhist chaplain there as well. He was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is his spiritual mentor, and has received instruction and training under several great Buddhist teachers. He teaches in the spirit of the non-sectarian, Rime' tradition. Ven. Tenzin teaches around the world, including recently in Russia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Japan, and Mexico.   (More about Ven. Tenzin)


Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi