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NaroGatehouseResizedThe three-year retreat is a traditional program of intensive meditation practices intended for serious students wishing to train in the core teachings and practices of the Kagyu Lineage. Learn more about this profound program.

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I first met Lama Norlha in 1985 at his Cambridge MA center. Following that meeting, I would spend weekends at KTC whenever I was on the East Coast.
At first, I would just socialize with all the nuns and monks and “hang out”. Then one time during a summer visit I arrived at KTC and Lama Norlha met me as I got out of my car. He then led me to the retreat house and set me up in a room with a meditation box. He was smiling all the time. He then sent in Lama Tashi to teach me how to do prostrations and I was left there for several days, continuously doing prostrations and thinking I would not survive and not knowing when I would be “let out”. Finally, he appeared at my door with a grin on his face and a twinkle in his eye and I learned the lesson that when I came to KTC it was to do serious practice. I followed his advice from then on. This was the first of many lessons I learned from him, all of them having the important effect of reducing my ego pride.

-Fred Cooper