Treasury of Knowledge 2019

Fri., October 25, 2019 - Sun., October 27, 2019
All Day
Staybridge Suites, San Antonio, TX

Mahāmudrā: Meeting Mind’s True Nature
a teaching and meditation program with
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

We are delighted to announce the topic of this year’s Treasury of Knowledge retreat! Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will be teaching on Mahāmudrā, and in particular, on the text “Pointing Out the Dharmakāya” by the 9th Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje. We are honored to have Mitra Tyler Dewar as translator for Rinpoche. Please join us for this very special teaching!

ABOUT THE TEACHING: The meditation tradition of Mahāmudrā teaches that becoming familiar with the essence of each moment of our mind is the supreme method for swiftly liberating ourselves from confusion and allowing for genuine progress on our path of awakening. In the first installment of a series of teachings that will be presented this year and in 2020, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will introduce the view and meditation techniques of Mahāmudrā on the basis of the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje’s famed work, Pointing Out the Dharmakāya. All levels of practitioner are invited to seize this rare opportunity to receive highly skilled guidance based on a widely treasured, profound text.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a Buddhist scholar and teacher of the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche is the founder and president of Nalandabodhi International, an international network of Buddhist meditation centers, and of Nalanda West, an international events center located in Seattle, WA. Ponlop Rinpoche is an accomplished calligrapher, visual artist, poet and author. His books include Mind Beyond Death, Penetrating Wisdom, Wild Awakening, Rebel Buddha and Emotional Rescue.

Rigpe Dorje Center is a Buddhist meditation center founded in San Antonio, TX, by H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche (1954-1992), a teacher of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The sangha of Rigpe Dorje Center has hosted Ponlop Rinpoche for the Treasury of Knowledge Retreat since 1992.
Please join us for the 25th Annual Treasury of Knowledge Retreat
with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
This retreat is sponsored by Nalandabodhi
and Rigpe Dorje Center of San Antonio
Retreat Venue Arrival & Departure Schedule



Arrival: Friday, October 25, 2019.

Registration check-in: 3:30 – 6:00 pm

Reception: Fri, Oct. 25, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Orientation: Fri, Oct. 25, 6:30 pm

5 teachings:

  • Fri, Oct. 25, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Sat, Oct. 26, 10:30 am – noon
  • Sat, Oct. 26, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Sun, Oct. 27, 10:30 am – noon
  • Sun, Oct. 27, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Post-retreat Banquet: Sunday, October 27, 7:30 pm
(optional) $30 (Program Fee does not include the post-retreat Banquet)

Program schedule. Arrival & departure info.

Program Fee

Covers tuition, teaching gifts, reception, lunches on Sat & Sun

$240 for early registration (by Aug 15)

$270 for late registration (after Aug 15)

Retreat Venue/Housing

Staybridge Suites, downtown San Antonio

123 Hoefgen, San Antonio, TX 78205

9 mi from the San Antonio International Airport

Housing is not included in the Program Fee. You will need to book your own rooms. Staybridge Suites
has given us a group block (Group Code “TK9”) discount on guest rooms. The room block expires on
Oct. 1. Please book as early as possible to get the discounted rate. We can help you find a roommate
if needed.
More venue details.


Closing date for registration is October 1, 2019. The Registration Form must be completed by October 1 to meet the registration requirements. The cost for registration is $240 for early registration (before Aug 15), $270 for late registration (after Aug 15). The registration fee is non-refundable after October 1 except for special emergencies.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – no walk-up registrations on the day of the event. 

Registration will close once we reach 100 participants.

Please note that you will be able to make scholarship donations on the Registration. Each $5 donation increment will be noted as a “space” in addition to your own retreat registration “space” on your booking confirmation from the website. You will also receive a follow-up email from the TOK Registrar, Wayne Owens, to confirm that your registration was received. For questions regarding your registration please CONTACT REGISTRAR


*The Program Fee covers your tuition and teaching gifts, which will be offered to the teacher(s), Rinpoche’s attendant and translator at the conclusion of retreat. The Program Fee also covers the 2 lunches on Saturday and  Sunday.  Transportation, housing and the post-retreat Banquet on Sunday are not included in the Program Fee.
Please register below.

Date/Time Date(s) - Fri., October 25, 2019 - Sun., October 27, 2019
All Day

Location Staybridge Suites, San Antonio, TX

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
A. Registration (after August 15)
For registration after August 15.
B. Registration (after August 15) + Sunday Night Banquet
For registration after August 15. Includes Sunday Night Banquet.
C. Sunday Night Banquet
For Sunday Night Banquet (alone, or to add to separate teaching registration)
D. Scholarship Donation (optional)
To donate towards tuition for students in need of financial assistance, please enter any multiple of $5. Thank you!

Program set-up
Water service
Escort for Rinpoche
Discussion Group Leader
I would rather not volunteer at this time