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 A Sanctuary for Contemplative Practice

Embracing the Essence of Contemplation

Yangti Yoga Retreat Center is a sancturary for connecting with one's own intrinsic nature. Focusing specifically on the practice of Yangti Yoga, or Dark Retreats, in which participants retreat in complete darkness for anywhere from 1 day up to 7 weeks, we are also dedicated to the presentation of the Ati Yoga practice traditions of the Karma Nyingthik and Konchok Chidu.

We focus on primarily on Yangti Yoga practice from the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition. A unique lineage which coincides with Sowa Rigpa (གསོ་བ་རིག་པ་།) the traditional medical system of Tibet, or “the Science of Healing”. 


With this emphasis on healing we believe in the transformative power of contemplative traditions that transcend cultural and religious boundaries. Our retreat center is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the universal elements present in spiritual practices, with a special focus on meditation, dark retreats, and inter-contemplative dialogue.


Our Center

Rooted in the profound wisdom of the Dzogchen tradition, Yangti Yoga offers a unique space where the ancient practice of dark retreat can act as a gateway to inner exploration and understanding. Here, in the embrace of absolute stillness and darkness, the mind finds a rare opportunity to delve into its deepest layers, fostering insights that are at once personal and universal.


Tucked in the woods on the eastern border of the Berkshires in Buckland, Massachusetts one finds the Yangti Yoga Retreat Center, a sanctuary for depth of inner reflection, contemplation, and integration with our own essential nature. Our location features a two floor shrine hall, main house, three cabins specifically designed for the practice of dark retreat, a high end airstream trailer suitable for dark retreat or other personal practice, a healing studio for sowa rigpa based healing, a pond, and 66 acres of lush landscape to explore. 


Personal Retreat


Our Center specializes in Dzogchen based retreats specifically the practice of Yangti or dark retreat, trekcho, and rushen. However we have capacity to support vajrayana retreats of any kind according to the practitioners needs.

Practice Integration


Whether integrating a retreat, recent life change or loss. We provide a space for spiritual integration through grounding embodied work, personal time for meditation, yoga, and intentional silence. Slowing down and making time to integrate our experiences allows one to return to one’s center in a gentle, intentional way.

our approach

In the style of many great realized masters of the past and present time, our approach to practice and inclusivity is non-sectarian, or rimé (Tib. རིས་མེད་) in nature. We have a foundational commitment to inclusivity, as such are committed to working with practitioners of various backgrounds and lineages.

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A Meeting Ground for Diverse Traditions

Our center is more than just a space for individual reflection. It is a vibrant hub for inter-religious and inter-contemplative dialogue, where practitioners from various spiritual backgrounds come together. We host discussions, workshops, and seminars aimed at exploring the commonalities and diversities within contemplative practices. Whether you are a Buddhist, Christian, practitioner of another faith, or someone exploring spirituality without religious boundaries, Yangti Yoga offers a welcoming and respectful environment for learning and sharing.

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