DZOGCHEN CENTER ADVANCED MEDITATION RETREATTHE TWELVE VAJRA LAUGHS
with LAMA SURYA DAS
OF THE PRIMORDIAL BUDDHA
Acceptance for this intensive retreat is subject to request; some places are reserved for those meeting specific prerequisites.
Submission of registration for this retreat is open to current members of Dzogchen Center who have previously attended at least one Dzogchen Center one-week retreat with Lama Surya Das during 2011, 2012 or 2013. Those applying will be notified promptly whether or not their registration has been accepted, and if not will receive a refund without delay.
We are all Buddhas by nature--we only have to recognize and awaken to our innate wisdom and compassion. This is the rare and precious teaching of the Great Perfection--Dzogchen. Introducing us to our original nature is the life-work of teacher, author and Dzogchen lineage holder Lama Surya Das.
We invite you to join Lama Surya Das at his beautiful hermitage and retreat sanctuary in the Texas Hill Country, Dzogchen Osel Ling, for a week of awakening to the joy of naturally-arising timeless awareness. Lama Surya will offer profound instruction throughout the week and lively Q&A sessions. In addition to inspiring dharma talks, heart-opening chanting, guided and silent meditations, this retreat will also offer opportunity for practices such as sky-gazing or Tibetan Energy Yoga.
Outside of the teaching hall (the Tara Temple), the precious gift of Noble Silence is observed, allowing us the peace and spaciousness to explore the mind, as well as to rest and retreat from the busyness of everyday life & chatter.
In addition to formal sessions, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy a brisk (or leisurely) stroll in the surrounding countryside, or just to laze around under a shady oak tree. Ahhh!
Registration fees (inclusive of accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals) from $995 for this eight-day retreat.
Compensation for the teacher will be accepted in the traditional form of dana (voluntary donation) in honor of the teachings.
Significant partial scholarships for students enrolled in full-time education.
To view or download the retreat flyer click:
2013 Fall Retreat Flyer .docx.pdf
If you are available and interested, please also consider arriving at Dzogchen Osel Ling a day early for the fun and rewarding Work-Day event
. The extra day's accomodation and food are at NO expense to you and we would appreciate your help. You can find out more about the Work-Day here.
This retreat typically fills up quickly, and availability for some room-types is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
You will need to be logged in to this site as a member using your email and password, before you can proceed through the secure online registration form. When logged in and ready to apply, please click the "Register" button at left.
(Alternatively, click here for a registration form that can be printed and sent by mail.)
Before submitting your registration, please be sure to read "Paying for Your Advanced Retreat", which indicates the terms applicable to your deposit, balance payment and any cancellation in regard to your registration. These terms have recently changed.
Please also be sure to read "Dzogchen Osel Ling Shuttle Service" for new timings and costs on shuttle service between Austin-Bergstrom Airport and Dzogchen Osel Ling. These arrangements are not the same as for previous retreats.