THE SOURCE OF ALL MY GOOD
With a guided meditation that brings to life each verse
Ven. Sumati (David Stumpf)
The Source of All My Good by Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) is a famous Lam Rim or steps on the path. In 14 verses, the reader learns the practices that create a solid foundation for Dharma practitioners. It is a very powerful introduction to the practice of the Diamond Way. We have the rare opportunity to learn it from a very experienced teacher in this retreat.
With a guided meditation that brings to life each verse so that we may fit the teaching into our daily life.
To use a jigsaw puzzle as an analogy, it is easiest to build the puzzle if you have a picture of what the completed puzzle looks like. The wisdom within the verses of the Source of All My Good are like the pieces of the puzzle while the guided meditation represents the complete picture in an easily remembered form.
Anyone interested in their spiritual path is welcome. New to the Buddha Dharma or already familiar with it, this program will share tools that we can immediately use to direct our lives to greater ease and happiness.
When: Friday January 13 – Monday January 16, 2023
Where: Diamond Mountain Retreat Center, Bowie, Arizona and Online
TEACHERS: Ven. Sumati has taught The Source of All My Good for 16 years and is honored to have the opportunity to give this teaching at the Diamond Mountain Retreat Center
What is included: Housing (including linen and towels), 3 meals/day (dinner “ToGo” to eat in your cottage). The teachings are for free!
What is NOT included: transfer from Airport Tucson to Diamond Mountain. If you need a shuttle please let us know during registration and plan to arrive at Tucson BEFORE 9am on January 13, 2023 and departure NOT EARLIER than 3pm on January 16, 2023. The price for the round-trip is USD 200. If you need a hotel because you arrive a day earlier: we recommend La Quinta Tucson Airport.
COVID: We require every participant to be vaccinated. You can check on the CDC site which vaccines we accept. Which measures are in place onsite (wearing masks, daily temperature check, distancing, airing will be decided before the retreat as the actual situation demands)
Coming for the first time? Here are a few helpful links to prepare: come prepared, what does off-grid mean, directions
Sign up for this unique opportunity.
David Stumpf, Venerable Sumati,
Certified ACI Senior Teacher
David is a retired plant biochemist living with his wife, Sarahni (Susan), in Tucson, Arizona. He has studied and trained in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition since 1995, most intensively with Geshe Michael Roach. He is a certified ACI teacher and has taught internationally since 2006. David and Sarahni helped establish the Diamond Mountain Retreat Center in southeastern Arizona, where he served as operations manager from 2004 to 2010.
From December 2010 to April 2014, he and his lovely wife participated in a three-year, silent, isolated retreat at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center. During the three-year retreat he received a transmission for the practice of White Tara, which is now his main personal practice. During retreat, he wrote a compendium of advices on her practice, which he enjoys sharing with those who feel connected to White Tara. He is currently teaching students in South Africa.
Retreat Registration fees include housing (including linen and towels), 3 meals/day. We always provide the teachings for free!
We will provide different housing types. Please choose one for the retreat. Additionally the price includes breakfast, lunch and “take-out” dinner. Starting with Dinner on Dec 27 and ending with Lunch on Jan 1.
Private Cottages accommodate 1 guest. Kitchen and Bathroom facilities are not shared with anyone else. Private rooms accommodate 1 guest. Kitchen and Bathroom facilities are shared with your housemate(s). Shared rooms accommodate 2-3 guests and have Twin or Twin XL beds. (If you are 6 feet or taller, we highly recommend requesting a Twin Xtra Long bed)
Private Cottage (accommodate 1 guest. Kitchen and Bathroom facilities are not shared with anyone else)
- Private Cottage: PREMIUM USD 597
- Private Cottage: DELUXE USD 546
- Private Cottage: MODEST USD 465
Private Room ( accommodate 1 guest. Kitchen and Bathroom facilities are shared with your housemate(s))
- Private DELUXE Room: USD 402
- Shared Room: USD 330
Most of our eco-friendly houses retreat include 12-volt solar electricity, composting toilets and passive solar design which allows them to naturally stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Please check out our houses here.
Here are a few helpful links to prepare: come prepared, what does off-grid mean, directions
This is an example schedule, there are variation depending on the day.
- 7am: breakfast
- 8am-10am: class
- 10:30am-11:30: movement
- 12pm: lunch and take-out dinner
- 1pm-3pm: class
- 3pm-7pm practice in your cottage, walk, nap, relax and dinner
- 7pm-9pm: class
Registration fees are refundable:
- 25% refundable before December 16, 2022
- 0% after December 16, 2022
You are welcome to request an exception to this policy.
We require every participant to be vaccinated. You can check on the CDC site which vaccines we accept. Which measures are in place onsite (wearing masks, daily temperature check, distancing, airing will be decided before the retreat as the actual situation demands)
We would like you to know the rules, the Do’s & Don’ts. Please let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to answer, and if there are any concerns from your side – maybe we find a solution! Let’s talk.
If you still have questions about the retreat or your registration please let us know: [email protected]