Heal your mind - heal the world retreat

A Weekend Away. Nov 3 - 5

A time to meditate and heal. Let's road trip!

Over this weekend, we will explore the compassionate and healing understanding known as Bodhichitta using famous and much-loved poem: The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment. Buddhist monk Gen Rinzin will guide us in contemplation and meditation on this poem. 

Gen Kelsang Rinzin is Resident Teacher of KMC Washington. Ordained in 2004, he teaches with clarity, warmth, and a down-to-earth humor.

Whether you are new to meditation or have years of experience, come and enjoy the expert guidance of this much-loved teacher. Everyone of all faiths and backgrounds is welcome!

Schedule (subject to change)
4:00 - 6:30pm Registration
5:00 - 6:30pm Dinner
7:00 - 8:30pm Session 1 / Introduction
7:00 - 8:30am Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30am Session 2
11:30 - 1:00pm Session 3
1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch
4:00 - 5:30pm Session 4
5:30 - 6:30pm Dinner
7:30 - 9:00pm Heart Jewel + Q&A
7:00 - 8:30am Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30am Session 6
11:30 - 1:00pm Session 7
Packed Lunch

Enjoy deeply healing and profoundly illuminating meditations which awaken our Buddha nature. When we awaken our Buddha nature by developing compassion and bodhichitta, we will feel that we have solved all of our problems. Our mind will always be buoyant and positive, and we will have great ability to help others, bringing blessings to the world around us.

Over this weekend, we will explore developing this compassionate attitude (bodhichitta) using the famous and much-loved poem: The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment. As taught by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, there are five stages of contemplation and meditation, which we will explore session by session. Gen Rinzin will explain the verses of this poem and guide us in contemplation and meditation. By cultivating our compassion in this way, we will go home with more energy to help others and progress on our spiritual path. Everyone welcome. No experience is necessary.

“What we really need is to gain deep experience of these contemplations and meditations This is the advice from Je Tsongkhapa's heart.” – The Mirror of Dharma, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

These contemplations will investigate many meaningful, and probably eye-opening topics, such as the continuity of consciousness, karma, self-grasping, and the balance of happiness and suffering -- all with a theme of compassion for the world around us.

Starts with supper Friday evening, finishes at lunch on Sunday

Map showing how to get to Camp Indianoa

Getting there

The Edmonds-Kingston ferry crossing is 30 minutes. And from Kingston to Camp Indianola is under 20 minutes, so it's under an hour from when the ferry sails.

  • From Edmonds: 50 minutes
  • From Ballard (via Edmonds): 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • From Ballard (via Gig Harbor): 2 hours
  • From Olympia (vig Gig Harbor): 1 hour, 37 minutes
  • From Abbotsford: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Google map to CAMP INDIANOLA


Accommodations include single and double rooms, and dorms with bunk beds. (We expect most people will have entire upper and lower bunk to themselves.)

Tents and campers are also welcome.

Camp Indianola does not provide towels, pillows or any bedding, so please bring towel, pillow and sleeping bag (or sheets and blankets).

There is one "special" room, whose only door goes outside, such that one must go outside and come back inside to go to the bathroom. This room can accommodate from 1 to 3 people. Please let us know if you are interested in the "special" room. :-)


All meals are provided, starting with dinner Friday night, and ending with a packed lunch on Sunday.

Meals are vegetarian, but we will include vegan and gluten-free options as well. Please let us know if you have any allergies or special requirements. We would like to accommodate, and will let you know.


Cost: $200 - $380 depending on accommodation.

Cost includes all teachings, accommodation, and meals.