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
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
Lama 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.