• Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath per person – $635.00
  • Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath per person – $635.00
  • Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $679.00
  • Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $983.00
  • Single Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $983.00
  • Tent Camping – $397.00

Price includes room, meals, and grounds fee.

Date & Time Details: Participants should arrive on Sunday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Checkout is at 12 noon on Friday.

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 43 Hobart Lane Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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Three Principal Aspects of the Path

With Geshe Ngawang Phende

July 8 - 13, 2018

Program is fully booked


  • Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path condenses lamrim into the essential teachings of renunciation, bodhicitta, and correct view of emptiness.
  • These teachings incorporate the essence of Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism for achieving liberation and omniscient.
  • The primary focus of the retreat will be on correct view of emptiness, which is the antidote to the self-grasping mind.

Suggested readings:

  • The Principal Teachings of Buddhism by Tsongkhapa – Commentary by Pabongka Rinpoche
  • Teachings on Je Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path – Commentary by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
  • The Three Principal Aspects of the Path: An Oral Teaching by Geshe Sonam Rinchen

The retreat will be held in noble silence.

The retreat includes study, teaching, discussion, and guided meditation.

There will be 3 sessions per day with breaks between sessions for practice, hiking, dharma discussion, or rest.

Check-in will be from 3 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 8th, with dinner following, and the program will end after morning session on Friday, July 13th, with an optional lunch afterwards.

40% deposit is due upon registration, and final payment is due by June 8th.  The retreat is non-refundable, but transferable to another person.

Elohee is an alcohol, children and pet free facility.

If you would like more information, please contact Zack Allen,, or Lynn Woodson at



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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