Special Events

17th Annual Pandey Norbu Shedra:

A Mind Training Practice Retreat (4 Weekends)


Khentrul Rinpoche

Live Webcast from the Katog Rit'hrod Mountain Retreat Center, Parthenon, Arkansas

October 31 - November 22, 2020

For details and registration please click here

The Six Noble Actions of Compassion

Live Online Teachings with Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche
April 4th and 5th, 2020

10-12 and 1.30-3.30 Hawaii Standard Time

After careful consideration and with sensitivity to all that is going on in the world, we have decided to not have anyone travel and gather in person for teachings this spring.

Now Khentrul Rinpoche will be presenting The Six Noble Actions of Compassion streaming live online. This decision is for the protection of each and every one of us and our many connections, near and far, from the uncertainties and risks of the global coronavirus epidemic. 

As Rinpoche wants to continue to offer dharma teachings, we hope that you can participate from your homes! All you need is a device with internet service. We ask that everyone participating register and then we will email all registrants on April 1st with details about how to join the teachings.
The Six Noble Actions of Compassion

If we were to reverse our negative thoughts and actions and instead, cultivate positive thoughts and actions, we would be freed from both immediate and long-term suffering. We would experience physical and mental ease. This can be proven through logical reasoning because it is the way things operate by nature. That’s why it is an important point to study and practice.

This text contains all of the methods for cultivating positive intentions and actions in our daily lives. It illustrates how by using examples and the application of “the six flavors.” These trainings are easy to apply and are profoundly beneficial.




Past Events

The Heart Sutra

As taught by Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche

The Heart Sutra is the quintessence of Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings on the way things are, clearly elucidating how the nature of all phenomena is emptiness. This is an extremely profound text because it contains all the key points of explanation found in the sutras regarding the true nature of phenomena. "Receiving this teaching is a truly rare and precious opportunity" as the Buddha himself stated. "The recipient of teachings on the Heart Sutra obtains the benefits and qualities of having received the teachings on emptiness"  This is a spiritual journey of heart-mind that examines phenomenal perceptions of the outer world and inner aspects of our very being. 

DATE:  Saturday March 30th & Sunday March 31st 2019

TIME:  9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(lunch break 12 - 2pm both days)

LOCATION:  WOMEN IN THEATER, KUKUI GROVE MALL , 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766 (The old Verizon Wireless store near Times Supermarket)

Pre-Registration recommended & appreciated

Suggested pre-registration (by 3/23) donation
$80 - $110 for the weekend ($55 per day)
Suggested at the door donation
$90 - $120 for the weekend  ($60 per day)

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

*This is a non-profit event.  All donations go towards the venue cost & travel for Rinpoche ~ Mahalo

We invite everyone to attend


Please register and donate here: https://www.tarasangha.org/generosity
or send a check made payable to Tara Sangha to
Esti Grinpas
6186 Helena Lane
Unit H
Kapaa HI 96746


Esti at (808) 822-4599

Transforming Adversity & Vipashyana Meditation with Khentrul Rinpoche

on Kaua'i July 7 - 8, 2018

Khentrul Rinpoche will reveal how we can enjoy much greater well-being in our lives by sharing some remarkable and little known tools for transforming adversity. The vast majority of us have never considered this method for transforming our experience. It is an unparalleled approach which directly pertains to the modern challenges we face.


This teaching is based upon a pith instruction written by the 3rd Dodrubchen Rinpoche, Jigme Tenpe Nyima (1865-1926), one of the most outstanding Tibetan saints of his time, and teacher to many great masters.


These gems of advice are priceless and inexhaustible treasures that will serve as a means for overcoming adversity and for creating more happiness in our lives and in the world. We invite everyone to attend.  It is not necessary to have attended part I or II as Rinpoche will review the key points covered then.  


















\Vipashyana: The Search for Ultimate Truth and the Cultivation of Wisdom

Ultimate and lasting peace and happiness cannot be reached by relying on the outer world alone. It is found within ourselves when love and compassion is used as the basis for cultivating wisdom. Vipashyana, translated as profound insight meditation, is the exploration into the true nature of all things. This wisdom view is necessary for finding complete freedom from disturbing emotions and all suffering. Upon completion of the mind training text for Transforming Happiness and Suffering, Rinpoche will proceed to teach on vipashyana view and meditation.

Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am - noon & 2pm - 5pm

Courtyard Marriott
Chart Room
650 Aleka Loop
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746

The cost for this retreat is $50-$75 per day

$100-$150 for the weekend  
*No one will be turned away for a lack of funds.


Questions? and reservations Esti (808) 822-4599


To donate online for this event click here


January 27, 2018 Compassion In Action


August 2017 Compassion In Action Lawai International Caring Day

August 26, 27 2017  Integrative Workshop on Living Life as Practice:

How to Train in all Situations with Paloma Landry

 April 1st and 2nd 2017 A weekend of teachings with Khentrul Rinpoche on Transforming Suffering and Happiness


February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 2017

 Live Webcasts with Khentrul Rinpoche

Teachings on The Precious Garland of Four Dharmas by Longchenpa


February 2017 Compassion In Action K.O.R.E. Kauai Ocean Recreation Experience 

June 18th, 2016 11am - 10pm Compassion In Action Pint Night Earthquake Fundraiser for the people of Langtang Valley Nepal.

 Kauai Beer Company Lihue

January 30th 2016 Fundraiser Garage Sale for New Sound System  


 May 19th 2016  Public Talk Finding Joy  in troubled times with Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Lihue


May 21 and 22, 2016 Weekend Retreat Bringing Happiness and Suffering onto the Path with Khentrul Rinpoche, Hanapepe Library