One of the most important goals of the Pure Lands Project is to construct a retreat center near Saint-Petersburg. Study and practice routine will be established in accordance with the rules of a classical Tibetan monastery. Pre-construction works have already been launched; the retreat center will start operating by the end of 2019.
The project of the retreat center was created under the personal guidance of Khenpo Geshe Rinchen Tenzin Rinpoche. Within the territory of the center it is planned to construct a lhakang (temple), stupa, library and five retreat houses for both dark and “light” retreats. Main building will have two comfortable rooms for yoga and other practices, dining room and approx. 50 bedrooms.
This retreat center will be one of the few places in Russia where an aspirant will be able to go on a long solitary retreat.