Rinpoche Tulku Jigme Retreat & Public Talk


Awakening and living into our essence (“Buddha nature”) is one of our greatest opportunities for moving people, projects, communities, and creators forward… in this lifetime and beyond. Join us for this rare and precious opportunity to Be in community and study “Mindfulness, Vipassana, and the Way of the Bodhisattva” with master dharma teacher, Venerable Rinpoche Tulku Jigme.  In the process, join us in our collective intention and effort to benefit the wider community and global family…consciously and creatively. DONATIONS USED FOR:  Rinpoche & his Assistant’s travel costs, site deposit, scholarships for program participants,  mentorships for our “Team UP”/IHP Practitioner program, and Rinpoche’s Palmo Center Wish List items. (See Program Descriptions below for more information.)
  • Tier 4: Angel Donor ~ Contributions help us move valuable consciousness work forward (i.e. community projects, property fund,  programs/mentorships, more)
  • Tier 3: Bodhi Patron ~ Contributions help us sponsor mentees & community projects
  • Tier 2: Esteemed Partner ~ Contributions help us sponsor Retreat participants
  • Tier 1: Community Partner (Local – Limited #) ~ Reserved for a qualifying # of local retreat participants. Covers basic costs.
Sponsor someone you love and believe in to participate in this powerful program!

(Space & Tiers are Limited)

(Cost of Lodging not included in Retreat price.

Meals included if you are lodging at Rio Chirripo'.)


Rinpoche Tulku Jigme 

"Mindfulness, Vipassana & the Way of the Bodhisattva"

sponsored by The Bodhi Bridge 

As part of our efforts to facilitate humanity’s conscious evolution, we equip retreat participants and community members with transformational teachings, tools, practices and community that inspire and empower them to engage more consciously and creatively with all of life.

Sitting and studying with beloved Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy & Dharma teacher, Venerable Tulku Jigme Rinpoche, is one of these rare and precious opportunities. Venerable Tulku Jigme Rinpoche is a reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist meditation and philosophy teacher who serves as the director and co-founder of Palmo Center for Peace & Education and Eugene Sakya Center. He has been traveling and teaching in Buddhist Centers and Universities from North America to Asia and Europe for more than 10 years.  With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, Rinpoche teaches with clarity, insight, and humor. He assists students in developing tools necessary to uncover their innate basic goodness which lies hidden beneath our obscuring habitual ways of perceiving ourselves and our world.

 Whether you are new to a path of mindfulness, awakening, and Buddhist teachings, or have been studying, sitting, and practicing mindfulness for decades, sitting with Rinpoche is such a treat! This a beautiful opportunity to Be in heart--centered community deepening our understanding of mindfulness practice and cultivating our individual and collective capacity for peace, harmony, loving-kindness, calm abiding, and present moment attention. As modern-day Bodhisattvas ("Bodhis" ~ people who are on a path of Awakening who assist others with the process of awakening), this is a precious opportunity to nurture our capacity to be present with each other and with life's modern day experiences while being centered in the timeless and formless aspect of our essential "Buddha" nature.


Jigme Rinpoche is a Tibetan meditation and philosophy teacher who serves as the Director and Co-founder of the Palmo Center for Peace and Education. Rinpoche has been traveling and teaching in North America, Asia, and Europe for more than 10 years.

Rinpoche has organized and participated in conventions and seminars in Eugene, hosting scientists and World Peace leaders, such as the Dalai Lama and Dr. Arun Ghandi. Rinpoche provides one-on-one spiritual counsel and offers public talks on important life issues. In his life, Rinpoche has initiated the Jangchup Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving the spiritual, cultural, educational, and humanitarian needs of Tibetan refugees living in Tibet, Nepal, and India.

Born in 1983 to Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche’s daughter Tsering Dolker (“Tsedol”), Tulku Jigme Norbu Rinpoche was brought before HH Dudjom Rinpoche at six months of age and recognized as a reincarnation of Longchen Yeshe Dorje, the great terton of the 20th Century known as Kangyur Rinpoche. The reincarnation was independently confirmed by HH the Dalai Lama, HH Sagya Trizin Rinpoche, HH Minling Rinpoche and HH Chogyal Tri Rinpoche.

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Directed by HH the Dalia Lama, Tulku Jigme Norbu Rinpoche completed primary education at Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala, India. He later toured France with his grandfather, the Venerable Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche and received a series of initiations from HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, including Khadam Lhashi; Rangjung Pema Nyingtig; Chogling Dorsem; Terton Sogyal’s Phurba; Longchen Nyingtig’s Rigzen Duba; Yumka; and Kangyur Rinpoche’s Tsigdun Ladrup.

In 1994, Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche gave Tulku Jigme Rinpoche all the initiations and transmissions of Tulshik Dorngak Lingpa’s treasure, “A Golden Seed of Yantig Nakpo.” Also that year Tulku Jigme received many long life initiations from HH the Dalai Lama and the Thugdrub Yan Nying Kundun initiation. He studied and practiced the “Thirteen Great Sutras” and the “Great Sacred Vajra Heart” lineage cycles. In 1998, HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche gave Jigme Norbu the Nyingma Kama initiation and sramana vows. At the same time, and with the knowledge and blessing of HH the Dalai Lama, HH Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche ceremoniously enthroned Jigme Norbu Rinpoche as a reincarnation of the great terton Longchen Yeshe Dorje.

Again guided by HH the Dalai Lama, in 2000 Tulku Jigme Norbu went for further studies at Namdroling Monastery in South India. While there he received the Rinchen Terzod initiation and studied the Middle Path with learned khenpos. When HH Penor Rinpoche visited Kathamandu, Tulku Jigme Norbu received the “Nyingtig Yashi” initiation.

In 2003, Tulku Jigme Norbu Rinpoche returned to Pal Ngagyur Shedrup Döjö Ling in Sundarijal to begin advanced studies in kama, Terma, Sutra and Tantra from the Ven. Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche, who has served as his constant guide and master. Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche has passed along to Tulku Jigme Rinpoche all his profound knowledge and insights. At Shedrup Döjö Ling, Tulku Jigme Norbu continued to receive constant instruction from the resident khentuls and khenpos as well as from the Ven. Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche himself, until the time of his Parinirvana in 2009. In 2004, because of his remarkable studies, Tulku Jigme Norbu received the shedra’s highest certificate.

In 2007, at the young age of 22, Tulku Jigme Norbu Rinpoche began his teaching career at Shedrup Döjö Ling. Tulku Jigme Norbu Rinpoche teaching at Dawn Mountain in Houston, Texas, USA. Tulku Jigme Norbu Rinpoche teaching at Dawn Mountain in Houston, Texas, USA. (Photo by Sharon Jackson) Tulku Jigme Norbu Rinpoche made his first educational tour to the United States in 2008, and has made several subsequent teaching tours to both the USA and France.


* Wed - Thurs, May 6 - 7, 2020: Private Retreat

   (Space is Limited ~ Registration required)

   Location: Rio Chirripo' Lodge

   Canaan, Perez Zeledon (Costa Rica)

   Cost: By Tiers (See prices above)

* Friday, May 8, 3:30 - 5:30p: Public Talk

    Open to the Public ~ No Registration Required

    Location: TBD

    Canaan, Perez Zeledon (Costa Rica)

    Cost: Donation  (Suggested: 2 mil - 20 mil Colones or

                                     $4 - $40 USD)


   Wed, May 6

Rio Chirripo' Lodge 

  • * 7:00am: Yoga ~ Prepare the Mind for stillness
  • * 8:00am: Light Breakfast (buffet style)
  • * 9:00a - 12:00pm: Rinpoche Teachings (Part 1)
  • *12:15 - 1:15pm: Lunch
  • * 1:15p - 3:15pm: Mid-day Walking Meditation/Reflection
  • * 3:30p - 5:30pm: Rinpoche Teachings (Part 2)
  • * 6:00p - 7:00pm: Dinner
  • * 7:30p - 8:30p: Mindfulness Activity: TBD



Thurs, May 7

Rio Chirripo' Lodge

  • * 7:00am: Yoga ~ To prepare the mind for stillness
  • * 8:00am: Light Breakfast (buffet style)
  • * 9:00a - 12:00pm: Rinpoche Teachings (Part 3)
  • * 12:15 - 1:15pm: Lunch
  • * 1:15p -  3:15pm: Mid-day Walking Meditation/Reflection
  • * 3;30p - 5:30pm: Rinpoche Teachings (Part 4)
  • * 6:00p - 7:00pm: Dinner
  • * 7:30p - 8:30p: Mindfulness Activity: TBD



Friday, May 8

Rio Chirripo' Lodge & Canaan Community

  • * 7:00am: Yoga
  • * 8:00am: Light Breakfast
  • * 9:00a - 10:00am: Meditation in Yoga Shala
  • * 10:15 - 12:15: Applied Mindfulness in Community                                     ~ Explore & Enjoy Community
  • * 12:15 - 1:15pm: Lunch on own (Applied Mindfulness)
  • * 1:15p - 3:15pm: Applied Mindfulness in Community              ~  Walking Meditation                      ~ Explore Community                        * 3;30p - 5:30pm: Rinpoche Public Talk (Canaan Gym)
  • * 6:00p - 7:00pm: Dinner with Rinpoche
  • * 7:30p - 8:30p: Closing Ceremony

This Private Retreat with Rinpoche is for: 

  • Conscious entrepreneurs, business-owners, and organizational leaders who wish to apply mindfulness-based teachings, tools,  principles & practices to their personal, professional, and leadership development; 
  • Community-members who wish to cultivate and apply their capacity for mindful engagement, compassion, present moment attention, loving-kindness, and joy;
  • Bright Lights (20/30 Somethings & other talented peeps) who want to be their best selves, collaborate mindfully, and create awesomeness in the world … consciously & creatively;
  • Transformational Leaders committed to doing their inner transformational work to effect positive social change;
  •  Donors, Investors, and other Influencers who wish to use their time, talent, and resources to benefit the wider community and move consciousness-based work forward;
  • People who are committed to relate, live, serve, lead, give, and create from their essence & "true nature" (aka Authentic/Higher Self);
  • Folks who are committed to relate, live, serve, lead, give, and create from their essence/"true nature"/Authentic/Higher Self;
  • Noble Friends (aka friends, family, and colleagues who are also on a path of awakening) who wish to awaken in community and support each other in that endeavor.

Benefits of  Being on Retreat:

The benefits of being on retreat are multi-fold. Participants will able to use these teachings, tools, and practices to:

  •  More gracefully and effectively navigate change and transition in today’s rapidly shifting world;
  •  Better navigate and embrace the opportunities, needs, and invitations (aka "challenges") that arise on the path of awakening;
  • Use your present moment attention, mindfulness, and loving-kindness to make a positive difference in the lives of others
  • Relate, live, serve, lead, and give at whole new levels,
  • Cultivate a deeper sense of connection to one's "essential self"/"true nature"/Authentic & Higher Self and to others;
  • Come into harmony and alignment  with yourself and others;
  • More gracefully  and effectively navigate life’s changes, transitions, and impermanence;
  • Cultivate a greater capacity for inner and outer peace, mindfulness, loving-kindness, bodhichitta and calm abiding.

Lodging Options

Rio Chirripo' Lodge

Contact: Karol      Riochirripo.com

Private retreat with Rinpoche located here.

Participant Capacity: 30 Participants in Retreat

Room Capacity: 20 max (Double Occupancy)

  • Dining on site (3 meals included with Lodging)
  • 10 Rooms & 15 Beds total
  • 4 Suites
  • 6 Standard Rooms
  • 2 Yoga shalas
  • Walking Paths
  • Pool
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Spa Room
  • River access
  • Walkable to "downtown" Canaan
  • On SR9 Bus Route (#134)


Other Lodging

On SR9 (Bus Route to Rio Chirripo'):
  • Hotel Pelicano
  • Hotel Descanso
  • Roca Dura Hotel
  • Heaven & Earth Sanctuary

In Los Angeles (Vehicle required)

Air B&B's & Home-Stays

  • Nikki & Brad's (in Los Angeles)
  • Becca & Luke's (in Los Angeles)
  • Vyola's (in Chimirrol)
  • Brett's (in Canaan on SR9)