Meeting Mind’s True Nature

25th Annual Treasury of Knowledge Retreat

with  Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

October 25-27, 2019
San Antonio, Texas

Retreat Venue, Housing,
Reservations, Transportation

Please join us for the 25th Annual Treasury of Knowledge Retreat with the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. 

This retreat is sponsored by Nalandabodhi and Rigpe Dorje Center of San Antonio.

Retreat Venue

Staybridge Suites in Downtown San Antonio:

123 Hoefgen, San Antonio, TX 78205. 

 It is 9 miles from the San Antonio Int’l Airport.  

Staybridge Suites map location

To make guest room reservations at Staybridge Suites:

A block of rooms has been reserved under Group Code “TK9” at discounted rates. Individuals must make their own room reservations prior to October 1st and pay with their credit cards. After Oct. 1, all rooms not reserved will be released for general sale. Please reserve early to secure your room.  For reservations click on this link: TOK LODGING The link shows the different kinds of guest rooms that are available. If the type of room that you’d like to reserve is listed as unavailable, please contact Tammy Stewart: or call her direct line 210-448-5109. Discounted rates may be available for additional days prior to and following the dates of the retreat, based upon availability at the time of the request.

The room rate includes complimentary full breakfast buffet and free internet service. All guest rooms have a full kitchen with dishes, pots, utensils, coffeemaker, stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. All guest rooms also have a sleeper sofa. The hotel is pet-friendly (fee: $75, nonrefundable).

If you would like to connect with another TOK participant to share a room, please contact Linda Patrik by email:

Directions from the SA Int’l Airport to Staybridge Suites Downtown San Antonio:

Staybridge Suites does not provide airport shuttle service. From the airport, take US-281 S, towards downtown. After 9 mi, take the E Commerce St Exit 141A from I-37 S (US-281 and I-37 are together at this point). You will be able to see Staybridge Suites from the highway. Turn left onto E Commerce St., then right onto Hoefgen Ave. There is a small parking lot adjacent to the hotel where you can park to drop off your luggage, but it is often full. The main hotel parking lot is on your right just past the hotel (see below).

Hotel Parking:

To access the main hotel parking lot for self-parking, drive past the hotel on Hoefgen Ave towards the Alamodome. It will be the first lot on your right. Your guest room key will allow you access to the parking lot. If you don’t have a room key, push the button at the entry to the lot. When someone answers, say that you’re attending “TOK” retreat at Staybridge. Cost of overnight parking: $20 for the entire duration of your hotel stay. For day commuters, parking is free.

Ridesharing:  Uber & Lyft are operational in San Antonio.

Amtrak There is an Amtrak station adjacent to Staybridge Suites hotel.  The station address is 350 Hoefgen Ave.  For schedule, see: Amtrak to San Antonio

Downtown Trolley:  A Trolley to the San Antonio Riverwalk and other sites in downtown San Antonio stops at Staybridge Suites.  The line is called “301 Centro”:  Trolley 301 Centro map  It runs about every 15 minutes from 7am to 11pm on weekdays and from 9am to 11pm on weekends.  The cost is $2.75 for a 1-day pass ($1.35 for those over 62 y/o).