With Lama Yeshe Rabgye

from 1st – 8th April 2023


Experience the extraordinary chance to embark on a transformative journey with Ven. Lama Yeshe Rabgye at a stunning Buddhist Monastery nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. Immerse yourself in 7 days of profound secular teachings on leading a more purposeful life while surrounded by the serene ambiance of the monastery. Wander the hallowed grounds of Rewalsar Lake, engage in meditation within Padmasambhava’s revered cave, and visit his awe-inspiring 80-foot statue. Don't let this remarkable opportunity to experience monastic life pass you by!


Lojong, or mind training, is a core practice in all the lineages of the Tibetan Buddhism. They can perhaps best be characterized as a method for transforming our mind by turning away from self-centeredness and cultivating instead the mental habits that generate bodhicitta, the awakened mind that puts the benefit of others above all else.

Bodhicitta, is the mind (citta) that is aimed at awakening (bodhi), with wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Buddha taught that we need both wisdom and compassion; prajna and karuna, to have an awakened mind. He teaches that one is related to other. For one to be wise, one must be compassionate and to be compassionate one must be wise. They are the two wings of a bird. If we just had the compassion wing the bird wouldn’t fly. And if we only had the wisdom wing, the bird wouldn’t fly. So, we need both compassion and wisdom – they cannot be separated.


So, Lojong teaches us how to have both compassion and wisdom, which are essential skills in a world driven by desire, selfishness and greed.


  1. The Practice of the Preliminaries
  2. The Main Body of the Practice: The Cultivation of Absolute and Relative Bodhicitta
  3. Transforming Adverse Circumstances and Situations into the Path of Awakening
  4. Maintaining the Practice for the Duration of our Lives
  5. How to Measure the Success of Mind Training
  6. The Precepts of Mind Training
  7. Guidelines for Mind Training


He is a Buddhist Monk from England. He teaches Mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and Sound Therapy in many countries around the world. He’s a Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and took his ordination vows from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche in Sherabling Monastery, Northern India and studied with H.H. Dalai Lama and many other Buddhist masters. His podcasts have been listened to over three million times, blogs have been read over a million times and guided meditations have been practiced over two million times. He is the author of four books and has travelled extensively across Canada, India, Bhutan, Nepal and UK teaching Meditation, Buddhist Philosophy, and mindfulness in schools to administrators, teachers, students, and parents. He has recently joined Chandigarh University as a professor of practice. His wish is to sincerely help as many people as possible through his teachings, meditations, mindfulness practices, and emotional counselling sessions.


Rewalsar is an important religious place for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists alike. The natural lake at Rewalsar is famous for its floating reed islands and fish. Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh shrines exist along the periphery of Lake. Legend has it that the great teacher and scholar Padmasambhava used his enormous powers to take flight to Tibet from Rewalsar. It is believed that tiny islands of floating reed in Rewalser Lake have the spirit of Padamasabhava embodied in it. An imposing statue of Padamsambhava is also built in Rewalsar. At this place Sage Lomas is believed to have performed his penance to appease Lord Shiva. The Gurudwara Shri Rewalsar Sahib is associated with the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji who called upon Pahari Rajas to be united in his fight against Mughals. People of all religion come to Rewalsar for a Holy bath on Baisakhi. There are three Buddhist monasteries at Rewalsar. It has a Gurudwara that was built in 1930 by Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi. There are Hindu temples which are dedicated to Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and sage Lomas alongside the lake. The place is surrounded by pine trees and presents a panoramic view of Balh & Sarkaghat Valleys.

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Places are limited, so don’t miss out on this unique experience 

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Cancelation policy: 

Up to 31st January – Full refund (excluding bank charges) 

From 1st – 28th February – Half refund (excluding bank charges) 

After 1st March – No refund 


The retreat for me was a beautiful experience which opened me to myself. One sometimes knows certain things but cannot put them into perspective, which Lama Yeshe did so well. Your language and words were so easy and simple to understand… you made the material so light … one felt at ease and comfortable.

 A learned man like you made me feel that I could approach you and ask questions without being overwhelmed by your position which made the experience fun also. 

It didn’t hurt that we were in a beautiful physical setting of Bhutan, which made it all the more enchanting.

 Looking forward to having the privilege of spending more time with you. 

Diljyot Dillon Grewal

Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom on mindfulness. It has been awakening for me and made me a better man, which I shall radiate to other sentient beings. May you live long with good health and happiness.

It was such a wonderful experience for me to attend Lama Yeshe’s Mindful Retreat at IMS in Bhutan. As I have basic exposure to preliminary Buddhist Practice- Ngondro – the step by step concepts and practical mindful meditations on various themes really strengthened my basic theory of Bodhicitta practice and helped me become a more holistic compassionate individual. In other words, more manure and water have been added onto the growing seed. I am very sure, this sapling once grown will fruit well and benefit all the sentient beings.

 Thank you for the opportunity. Please continue the program with other Bhutanese and other nationalities.

I am proud to be your student.

Mincha Wangdi

I attended a week-long retreat with Karma Lama Yeshe Rabgye at the Institute of Management Studies Limited, in Thimphu Bhutan from 23rd to 29th February 2020 on Mindful Awareness.

 I would like to state that the teachings imparted by Lama Yeshe were very succinctly presented, in an easy to grasp and effective manner. As a Dharma teacher, his style is unique and very approachable. The essence of mindful awareness that Lama Yeshe imparts, is done in a subtle and nuanced manner, using a variety of techniques that are essential to a mindfulness meditator’s practice.  Mindful Awareness instruction and a variety of guided meditations were imparted on topics that included what mindfulness is, Anapanasati (breath awareness), mantra chanting, awareness of the physical body and the functioning of the brain, emotional regulation, compassion for self and others, forgiveness, and gratitude. Mindful eating, mindful walking, engaging with the five sensory perceptions, group sharing and visits to sacred places like monasteries and Buddha Point in Thimphu, all richly enhanced the practical aspects of mindful experiences.

 The teachings were pivotal in streamlining a regular practice as they included daily group meditations and reflections with journal writing, deep reflection, and inquiry through introspective questioning. With a true generosity of spirit, Lama ji shared tools that will lead to an effective learning experience and support a daily personal meditative practice. 

 You are a valuable resource and bring deep wisdom and experience to the teachings you share. 

Thank you for allowing me to walk on a mindful path with you Lama ji.

Kamal Malhi


My experience on the Bhutan Mindfulness Retreat with Lama Yeshe Rabgye was life changing. I learnt, in simple practical words, how to apply the teachings of the Buddha in our daily lives. I could relate easily to all the teachings of Lama Yeshe and have come back happier and more peaceful. Will endeavour to make Mindfulness a part of my life ahead. Thank you Lama Yeshe for showing me the way.

Devika Singh


With immense happiness and gratitude, I thank you Lama Yeshe ji for creating such a safe, learned, simplified, calm & compassionate environment for the Mindful Awareness retreat from the 23rd to 29th February 2020 at IMS, Bhutan.

You very thoughtfully made us all experience, feel and reflect on the meditations and dharma talks that you so beautifully delivered.

I am indeed extremely grateful for the path of awareness that you have put me on, and can feel the changes in mindfulness, calmness and compassion in the few days that I have experienced in the real world after the retreat.

I have a long way to go on this delightful path and your support gives me great strength.

Jaideep Grewal

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