Upcoming program and events:

Lojong Retreat
November 22-23, 2019
6:30pm Friday – Dinner Saturday at 6:00pm CST
 Manjushree hermitage will again host a 24-hour retreat starting Friday November 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday 9:30am, ending with a Dinner at 6:00pm.

Saturday will include a light lunch, tea, coffee and snacks during the day and of course dinner. If you are interested in participating let us know so we can plan meals accordingly.

Suggested donation for the retreat is $50. If you are interested in renting a cabin please let us know. Suggested donation is $25 a night.

If you are unable to physically make it to the meditation hall Friday evening, please let us know and we can provide instructions for sitting at home.

First Saturday Yoga and Dinner
Saturday, December 7, 2019
4:00 – 6:00pm CST
(Dinner at 6:00pm)
 Please join us on the first Saturday
of the month for Yoga and Dinner.
It’s a great way to start out your month and
spend time with the Manjushree community.4:00-5:15 pm Yin Yoga led by Annie
5:30-6:00 pm Meditation guided by Annie
6:00 pm Vegetarian dinner – gluten-free & vegan options by Rosemarie.Suggested donation for dinner and yoga is $25.
If you can only make only one of the activities, the suggested donation
for yoga is $15 and dinner $15.

For questions and more information, please contact us at 219.221.3926 or by email at










IMG_1108“The Path to Peace & Happiness” July 19,2019

1:00-6:00 (CST)

“The Path to Enlightenment” July 20,2019

10:00-4:00 (CST)

Please join us for this very special opportunity to study with Dupseng Rinpoche ( Rinpoche will be at Manjushree Hermitage on July 19 & 20, 2019. On Friday, he will discuss “The Path to Peace and Happiness” and on Saturday he will discuss “The Path to Enlightenment”. The cost is $110 before July 10 or $120 after. Day rates are available for $60. Please know, we have a couple of Inn rooms left but all cabins are Full.All meals and refreshments are included. Please contact us to register or if you have any questions/

June 2019

Please join us for this very special afternoon of wellness.


Constitutional Self-Assessment and Wellness in Tibetan Medicine 
With Dr. Yangbum Gyal (

Saturday, June 15, 2019
7:00 pm cst,

We are happy to announce that Dr. Gyal returns to Manjushree Hermitage for Tibetan medicine consultations and an evening lecture on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

If you have been curious about getting a reading or if life has been especially challenging, now’s the time for a check in with Dr. Gyal.
He would love to see you!

Using traditional Tibetan methods, Dr. Gyal will assess overall health and make recommendations for increased wellness. He may prescribe herbs and make dietary recommendations to help recalibrate the systems.

Sessions are $50 for a 30 minute consultation and analysis of “humors” (information attached once registered). Paid to Dr. Gyal.

Please send us an email to reserve your space and prepay for your session

Private consultations are available:

Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00-5:00 cst
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Dr. Gyal will also speak on Constitutional Self-Assessment and Wellness in Tibetan Medicine on Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 pm.

Suggested donation for lecture only, $15.

In addition, we will have yoga, meditation and dinner to cultivate wellness.
Prior to the lecture, you are invited for a nourishing afternoon.

4:00-5:00 Yin Yoga
5:00-5:30 Guided meditation
5:30  Dinner
7:00 Lecture with Dr. Gyal
Constitutional Self-Assessment and Wellness in Tibetan Medicine

We are very happy to host Dr. Gyal and look forward to seeing everyone.

Suggested donation for lecture, yoga and dinner $40
Paid to Manjushree Hermitage

Please send us an email to reserve your space and prepay for your session

Writers retreat: Saturday, May 11, 2019  9 am to 5 pm (CST) with Lisa Harris

This is a retreat for adult writers of all levels of experience and all genres. There are no criteria for acceptance other than a desire and willingness to write. Feel free to bring any writing you have started, projects, ideas, or just a curious mind. The intention of this retreat is to provide quiet space and time to focus on your writing in the company of others. Fee of $40 includes a light breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea and snacks.

For more information, signup or schedule please email

Join us for Group Meditation and Buddhist Study Programs

We have both weekly meditations and special programs. Please contact us with any questions:

Regular Programs at Manjushree Hermitage

Weekly Meditation & Book Discussion – Sundays at 10:00 am* in the Manjushree Hermitage meditation hall
Join our meditation and book discussion. Suitable for beginners, advanced practitioners and those who are simply curious.

We will start by developing the right motivation and then do two sessions of meditation using the Dorje Chang text to focus and rest the mind. We will conclude by dedicating merit for the benefit of all sentient beings. (10-11 a.m.).  We then spend an hour reading aloud and discussing essential books on Buddhist topics to reflect on connections to everyday life (11a.m.-noon). No prior reading or knowledge needed.  Participants are welcome to come at 9:30 for tea, coffee and social time before practice.

Monday Dharma Study Group – Monday, May 6, 2019 we will begin our in-depth study of the lojong (mind training text). We will meet in the meditation hall 6:30-7.00 for meditation followed by dharma study 7:00-8:00pm cst.

Thursday Evening 7-8pm – 7.00-7.30 open house with time for asking and answering questions about meditation. 7.30-8.00 Guided meditation.

*As there are occasional schedule changes, you might want to contact us to confirm your attendance.  For questions and more information, please send email to

Extended practice weekend retreats.   In addition to the meditation sessions, there will be opportunities to connect with other practitioners, read books from our library, and go for contemplative walks in the natural surroundings.  Rooms are available for participants during spring, summer and fall, but some choose to commute. Participants are welcome for all or part of the weekend program.  Meals and accommodations are provided for people who register.  We are donation based, so no fees are charged and food, facilities and programs are managed and maintained due to the financial generosity of practitioners.

*For special programs, please contact us to confirm your attendance to help us arrange for proper set up and meals, and to reserve rooms.  Program schedules are posted on line and sent out through Facebook. For questions and more information, please contact us by email



We have visiting teachers who conduct special teachings, meditation sessions and empowerments.  Please join our mailing list to receive updates of coming programs and opportunities at the center.  Contact us through email (

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