Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture (VPI) is a secluded retreat center located in the stillness of the California Redwoods. We support the transformation of spiritual teachings into experience through contemplative retreat. We also offer people the meditative tools to recognize the nature of their minds and achieve their highest potential for the benefit of all. As a spiritual community serving the needs of retreaters in all traditions, we are nurtured by our Tibetan Buddhist founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and our Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche, by our teachers and holy objects, and by nature. VPI is associated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of over 150 centers.