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North America Tour

September 2018 Tour

Lama Ole's program in September includes a long break between New York City and the course in Canada. The North America Tour is a way for people to spend time between Lama Ole's programs by visiting centers and making connections with local sanghas.

The focus on the tours is dharma and friendship, not tourism. The beautiful sights of North America are a gift on top.

This year's tour starts in New York City for Lama Ole's public lecture and ends in Alberta, Canada for a Mahamudra course with Lama Ole.

To ensure the best contact between Lama Ole and the local sanghas, the number of travelers from other countries is now limited. For September 2018 we're limiting the tour group to 20 travelers from abroad.

Sept 14-16, Fri-Sun Weekend Course with Tomek in NYC center
Sept 16, Sun Lama Ole lecture in New York City
Sept 17-19, Mon-Weds Free days in NYC, meditation with sangha
Sept 19, Weds Fly NYC to Chicago
Sept 19-20, Weds-Thurs Two nights with Tomek in Chicago
Sept 21, Fri Fly Chicago to Seattle
Sept 21-23, Fri-Sun Retreat with sangha in Seattle
Sept 23, Sun Fly Seattle to Edmonton
Sept 23-26, Sun-Weds Retreat with sangha in Edmonton
Sept 26, Weds Drive to Chestermere, Lama Ole's Course location
Sept 26-27, Weds-Thurs Help with course build-up / meditate in Chestermere
Sept 27-30, Thurs-Sun Course with Lama Ole in Chestermere, Canada

Due to the large distances between cities, this year's tour does not include organized transporation. You will book your own flights between cities (or drive if you like, but distances are very long). We will provide flight info from New York City to Chicago so friends who want to travel with Tomek can join the same flight.

The centers are offering floor accommodation so you'll want to bring sleeping bags and pads. The course in Canada will offer dorm accommodations until full. If the course venue fills you can reserve a room at a hotel within walking distance.

How to join

The first step is to pre-pay for accommodations in the centers. Use the registration link below to choose which nights you want to join and then pay with a credit card.

Because the tour is limited to 20, we will confirm each registration afterward. Please don't book flights until you received an email from us telling you that we confirm your registration. If for some reason we can't accept your registration we will refund the payment you made.


Register with payment before: June 30, 2018
We will confirm your registration by: July 7, 2018


Registration is closed now. We'll follow up with everyone who registered by July 7.


Write us at with any questions. We are also happy to refer you to friends from other centers in North America if you are trying to plan your own arrangements.

November 2018

Lama Ole gives the yearly "Thanksgiving Course" in California this November. There is no tour organized around the course. When course registration is available you'll see it on top of the home page.

For questions about the North America tours please write

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