• Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $678.00
  • Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $678.00
  • Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $728.00
  • Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $1,078.00
  • Single Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $1,078.00
  • Tent Camping – $378.00

Above rates include meals, lodging, 15% hospitality tax, Georgia's Hotel-Motel Fee, and credit card fees.

Date & Time Details: Participants should arrive on Sunday between 4pm and 6pm.

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 43 Hobart Lane Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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Special Summer Retreat on Lam Rim

With Geshe Ngawang Phende

July 30 - August 4, 2017

The lam rim provides a step-by-step guide through all the stages of the path to enlightenment.  This retreat will cover the entire lam rim text and utilize methods from all three scopes of practice.  This will be a traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat with three sessions per day.  Each session will be two hours and will be split into one hour of teaching and one hour of practice.  Over five days we will cover all three scopes and the practices that support them.  The retreat will be held in noble silence from dawn until the evening tea break with group discussion of the day’s teachings strongly encouraged.

PREREQUISITE: This will be a traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat and students planning to attend should already be familiar with the practices and have strong desire to develop a deeper understanding of the conventional bodhicitta and ultimate reality philosophies. It would be helpful to have Je Tsong Khapa’s text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment or Pabongka Rinpoche, Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand.

Check-in will be before dinner on Sunday, July 30th, and will end after morning session on Friday, August 4th. There will be three sessions per day with breaks between sessions for practice, hiking or rest. There will be Dharma discussion during dinner.

40% deposit is due upon registration, and final payment is due by June 30th.  The retreat is non-refundable, but transferrable to another person.

Elohee is an alcohol, children and pet free facility.

Please contact Zack Allen, for questions about the retreat.


Breakfast: 7:30am­­–8:30am

1st Session: 9:00am–12:00pm

Break: 12:00pm–2:00pm

Lunch: 1:00pm–2:00pm

2nd Session: 2:00pm–4:00pm

Break: 4:00pm–6:00pm

Dinner: 6:00pm–7:00pm

3rd Session: 7:00pm–9:00pm



Geshe Ngawang Phende
Geshe Ngawang Phende became a monk at the age of twelve and lived for two years at Woechen Thukje Choeling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. He then joined Drepung Loseling Monastery in Karnataka, India in 1982 where he completed his monastic…
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