Padmakilaya & Vajrakilaya 

with Lama Padma Gyatso


Feb 20th – 26th

Padmakilaya Empowerment: Monday, February 20th – Around 4PM
Padmakilaya Practice: February 21st – 23rd
Vajrakilaya Practice: February 24th – 26th


Kilaya rituals are traditionally practiced during the final lunar month of the Tibetan calendar to dispel obstacles before the coming year begins (Losar). Rigdzin Ling will practice three days of Padgyal Lingpa’s terma of Padmakilaya, followed by three days of H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche’s terma of Vajrakilaya, The Razor That Destroys at a Touch. 

Padmakilaya is a revelation of the great terton, Padgyal Lingpa, who initially transmitted it directly to Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. It became the wrathful guru practice that Rinpoche practiced exclusively for decades. It was then passed on to Tulku Sang-Ngag Rinpoche who bestowed it several times at Rigdzin Ling, authorizing Lama Padma to uphold and propagate it.

For those who wish to attend this retreat but have not received the empowerment for Vajrakilaya, there will be a blessing-permission given on the first day of the Vajrakilaya practice.


  Padmakilaya only or Vajrakilaya only Full Event
  CGF Member Non-CGF Member CGF Member Non-CGF Member
Local Commuter $90 $105 $180 $210
Co-ed Indoor Camping $156 $183 $312 $366
Dormitory $183 $216 $366 $432
Double Room $237 $279 $474 $558
Single Room $315 $372 $630 $744

Padmakilaya empowerment – $25

Note: Pre-registration and a deposit is required to register for this event.


Prices include vegetarian meals, accommodation and event fees for 3 days/nights if attending either Padmakilaya or Vajrakilaya only and 6 days/nights if attending full event.  Local Commuter prices include lunch only.

Click here for accommodation details, information about staying at Rigdzin Ling
and to read our cancellation policy. 


A phurba consecration will take place during the Vajrakilaya retreat. If you would like to purchase one, they are available at our store, Tibetan Treasures, at a 20% off discount.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to participate, 
we encourage you to offer butterlamps and tsog

Dedications will be read during the event.


For all other questions, please call the events office: 530.623.2714 ext 126 or