Xo Ki’in Retreat Center

Xo Ki’in retreat center operates as an arts and meditation center focusing on developing creativity and insight.  Xo Ki’in is non sectarian and is dedicated to awakening compassion, awareness and wisdom.

Xo Ki’in hosts inspiring and practical programs in meditation, and art in a natural environment on the Caribbean ocean near Tulum, Mexico as well as co-sponsoring talks and courses in the region by well qualified teachers. The teachers associated with Xo Ki’in represent various traditions.

Xo Ki’in can be rented by groups for retreats or spiritual workshops, and by individual practitioners. All faith traditions and approaches to meditation are welcome. There is a temple with a large teaching & meeting space, a kitchen, dining-room,  and residences accommodating up to 12 people. The property covers 12 acres in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere a UNESCO nature reserve of over a million hectares in the Sate of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The reserve is dedicated to the protection and development of all life in the area, human, animal and plant; it includes marsh, coral sand beaches and over 100 km of the Palancar reef and the surrounding turquoise Caribbean ocean.

Through the teachings of the late, Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche it is connected to the Dharma Center of Canada and various Dharma centers of that lineage throughout the world; and through the teachings of Lama Lhanang Rinpoche it is connected to Wisdom Path Canada

Namgyal Rinpoche

As the founder and spiritual head of the Dharma Centre of Canada, the late Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche was the focus of much interest and affection.The Dharma Centre has been the Teaching ground for many students of Namgyal Rinpoche who have gone on to become teachers in their own right.

The Most Venerated Karma Tenzin Dorje Namgyal Rinpoche, the 26th Incarnation of the Namgyal Emanation, is the Root Guru of the Sakya Namgyal Non-Sectarian (or Rimay) Lineage, of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. Truly a Bodhisattva Pioneer, he transmitted the Teaching and Teachers of the Buddha Dharma to the western world — as well as clarifying the cultural constructs of its various vehicles — to reveal the universal nature of the Buddha Sakyamuni’s pristine insight into the truth about beings’ subjugation to suffering and the way to liberation from it.

He was the first known Westerner in any Tibetan Tradition to be fully acknowledged as a Rinpoche — by HH Karmapa 16, Head of the Karma Kargyu Lineage, in Rumtek, Sikkhim in 1969, who publicly recognized the Rinpoche as an incarnation of one of the most brilliant Lamas of the 19th century, the famous Rimay Lama, Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyamtso, (called Mipham Rinpoche); as did HH Dudjom Rinpoche, the Head of the Nyingma Lineage.

Lama Lhanang Rinpoche

LL blowing conchLama Lhanang Rinpoche is a spiritual teacher of the Nyingma Longchen Nying-Thig order of Tibetan Buddhism who has studied with many masters from different lineages. He shares teachings from an unbroken tradition in a way that is fresh, cross-cultural, and current for these times. He is an accomplished instructor of meditation, Anu-yoga, art, Feng-shui, cultural and historical studies as well as a skilled practitioner of Tibetan medicine. Rinpoche addresses the needs of individuals so as to touch them in a gentle and profound way, offering private consultation on business and personal relationships.

Lama Lhanang was born, raised and educated in Golok, Amdo in Northeast Tibet. Today he lives and teaches in California and travels extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico — teaching, consulting, speaking and conducting spiritual ceremonies.

14 Responses to Xo Ki’in Retreat Center

  1. owen tuf says:

    Hi Anna
    I’m an artist/gardener living in Wakefield Qc and just before my busy outdoor season begins, I thought I’d like to take a week to rest and go through some writing and sketchbooks. I was thinking about somewhere warm and peaceful and Arleen Prost suggested I try you. I don’t want to come on one of your retreats at this time, but looking for a peaceful place to be where I can walk and meditate and read and be fed. Do you have room for such a person at your place in a couple of weeks?

  2. Pu-Chin Waide says:

    hello there, Tashi Delek:
    I am an old friend of David Berry, and I have always wanted to participate in one of his retreats, but somehow our times never coincided, until this year. A couple of friends and I am really looking forward to joining his group this year between Feb 11 and 19, 2017. I have no food issues, except, being Chinese, I cannot tolerate alcohol. I do not mind “roughing” it at all, as long as the water is blue, the sand soft and the sky studded with stars at night.

    • Anna Woods says:

      Hi Pu-Chin, The water is blue, the sand is white coral and stars amazing…especially around the new moon….no light pollution. Am looking forward to meeting you.

  3. Hello there, Tashi Delek:

    I am an old friend of David Berry, and have wanted to attend one of his retreats, but somehow our timing never coincided, but finally the stars were in my favor. So, a couple of friends and I are looking forward to attend his Retreat between Feb.11 and 19, 2017. I can hardly wait.

  4. Hello Anna…First just wanted to introduce myself..I recognize you and we have traveled in similar fields yet I ve yet to meet you…a great hello…Im connected with the Dharma Center of Canada up here in Kinmount..spent some time with David berry here..and asssisting in the garden and landscape area,..was fortunate to meet Namgyal Rimpoche several times before his passing… I have a background in the healing arts…art, music./.various forms of meditation and earth/elemental based healing..Im grounded in two spiritual roots..Druidic/bard/celtic,..and Buddhist …with a growing …awakening in the Dozgchen tradition..Im interested in both organizing a meditation oriented retreat…and also ..perhaps visiting myself…in some personal retreat that might include some volunteer..or help exchange if you are open to that…How might we connect to discuss these possibilities further?…Blessings…Michael
    ps website is a work in progress but will ..introduce me to you….

  5. Mónica Velázquez Téllez says:

    Hola, soy estudiante de maestría en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades en la UAM-C, en la Ciudad de México. Estoy realizando una investigación sobre la contaminación por plástico en el mar y la relación con la obra de un artista que trabajó en la reserva con este material, quisiera saber cómo puedo visitar la reserva, dónde puedo hosperdarme y cuál es el costo.

    Agradeceré mucho cualquier información,

    Saludos, Mónica

    • Xo Ki'in says:

      Hi Monica,
      I assume the artist is Alejandro Durán. We hosted him for an exhibition and Museo de Basura at Xo Kiin.
      Please contact me at xokiin@yahoo.com and let me know when you would like to come to Sian Ka’an to do research.
      Would like to meet you and may be able to help with accommodations as well.

  6. Sharon Tashi Davison says:

    hello Anna,

    Could you connect with me by email please.

    Thank you!

  7. Kathy Cancilla says:

    Hello Anna, could you please send me a telephone no for the retreat that I can leave with my husband in case of emergency. I am coming with Paula’s group this Sunday Feb 1st, with gratitude, Kathy

  8. Adelino Morte says:

    Hello Anna
    I just finish a program with David Berry in the Dharma Centre of Canada. He told me about Xo Ki’in, triggering in me the desire to know more about Xo Ki’in Centre.
    By October I will be 82 years old, my health is reasonably good, planning to be active as long as possible. The conversation with David made me to think of no less than 2 weeks and no more than 4 in your Centre attending 1 or 2 program retreats in the months of January and or February 2015. To make plans at this early date seems quite inappropriate but to make a commitment I would like to know more about the Xo Ki’in Centre, like costs, facilities, meals and type of courses during those two months of the year 2015 as well as other information you may see of importance for me to know. About myself being of Portuguese origin the Castilian language will not be a great problem for me, the English language I use for more than 60 years, my professional background is in the area of technology of mechanics and electronics, I have many other interests and hobbies. I would like to hear from you as soon as you can and in the mean time I remain Truly Yours With My Salutations /\ Adelino

  9. Sharda Solomon says:

    Are you there this coming Sunday May 25th. We are friends of Lama .@ people we would like to stay 1 or 2 days. How far from Tulum are you and how far from Bacalar?What is the cost?

  10. clau says:

    doyou have availability dec 30 to jan 1st? if so, what is the cost for two persons?

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