HYBRID: Week-long Retreat: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat

with Eric Spiegel

November 5 - 12, 2021

Registration is now closed.

One of the most renowned feminine deities of the Vajrayana mandala is Kurukulla, a beautiful dakini dating back to the Hevajra-tantra of India.  An emanation of Tara, she is known for her powers of magnetizing auspicious conditions and blessings for the path, and for preventing obstacles with her flames of passion.  Karme Choling recently received a beautiful Kurukulla rupa, and we are delighted to welcome her with our offerings and intention. 

This retreat will be a hybrid in-person/online practice intensive.  Although there will be some teaching, the emphasis will be on engaging with Padmadakini through practice and offerings, including daily outdoor lhasangs in the meadow for the in-person sangha. 

The remote retreat will be flexible for partial day participation. 

This program is a complement to the three month study series, Yeshe Tsögyal and the Feminine Principle. Those who are registered for the full three month series, receive a significant tuition discount for this retreat. Contact our front desk at info@karmecholing.org for more information.

Registration Deadline

Because of the nature and logistics of online programming — including ensuring that you have the proper links, materials and schedules — the deadline to register for this program is 48 hours before it begins.


The Zoom room will open by at 7:15pm EDT, on November 5th, 2021. Please arrive early to check your connection and let us help troubleshoot any technical difficulties. The program begins at 7:30pm EDT, Nov. 5th, and ends about 9pm EDT. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 & 7, practice will start around 9am EDT and go until 6:30pm EDT, with breaks throughout the day. From Monday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Nov. 12th, Online participation will be from 9am to 12:30pm EDT. On Land participants will have additional practice sessions in the afternoon and some evenings. The program will end by 6:30pm on Nov. 12th for On Land participants.

In-person participants should arrive no later than 8:30am on Saturday morning, November 5th. If you are travelling from a distance, we recommend that you arrive Friday afternoon between 2pm and 6:00pm, to check in and settle into your accommodations. Dinner is at 6:30pm. 

Participants who join the program in person, will pay an additional on-land differential of $350. This covers all meals, general land use, and special events at KCL. It does not cover accomodations.


For Vajrayana students who have received the abhiseka of The Padmadakini Kurukulla from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations, which will be added during the registration process.

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Eric Spiegel

Eric Spiegel has been a student and teacher in the Shambhala tradition since his teens. He lived at Karme Choling for two years in his 20’s before going on to a career in finance.  He has been empowered by the Sakyong to teach and lead retreats for the Kurukulla and Red Jambhala sadhanas.  These practices connect us with the dralas of wealth and power, the life force of accomplishing our aspirations of wisdom and compassion. 

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