Rinpoche is planning to go on retreat  for six months each year over a six year period. Starting in 2018, he will be on retreat from the end of April until the end of September, and teaching at Nalandra from October through to the end of March. It has always been Rinpoche’s wish to go for a long retreat and help sentient beings by the blessings from his retreat, and of course fulfil requests for higher Vajrayana empowerments.