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    • 16 Jul 2016
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 22 Jul 2016
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Garrison Institute, 14 Mary's Way, Garrison, NY 10524

    DZOGCHEN CENTER SUMMER MEDITATION RETREAT
    with LAMA SURYA DAS

    The Natural Great Awakening

    We are all Buddhas by nature--we only have to awaken and recognize who we are and how we fit perfectly in this world. This is the teaching of the innate Great Perfection--Dzogchen. Introducing us to this natural wisdom and compassion is the life-work of Lama Surya Das. For the annual Summer Dzogchen Meditation Retreat, he will teach the View, Meditation and Action of the Great Perfection: timeless and inspiring heart-essence instructions passed down in this contemplative tradition for many centuries.

    We invite you to join Dzogchen Lineage Holder Lama Surya Das for a week of awakening to the joy of naturally-arising timeless awareness. Lama Surya will teach throughout the week and offer lively Q&A sessions.  In addition to guided and silent meditations, dharma talks, heart-opening chanting and private interviews, this retreat will also feature optional and uplifting Tibetan Energy Yoga each morning.

    Outside of the teaching hall, 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 the beautiful natural surroundings  preserved by the Open Space Institute on the banks of the mighty Hudson River. Those preferring to stay inside can relax in a lounge looking out, or browse selected postings in the retreat reading room.

    Registration fees are inclusive of accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals for this seven-day retreat. Registration does not include compensation for the teacher, which will be accepted in the traditional form of dana (voluntary donation) in honor of the teachings.

    *STANDARD package includes accommodation in a Shared Room. If you prefer a private room you may choose to upgrade during the registration process. 
    Terms & Conditions- Paying for Your Seasonal Retreat

    For additional information contact:
    Kathleen Albanese - kathleen@surya.org
    or call 781-316-0113 

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    The Dzogchen Center & Foundation reserves the right to approve all registrations.
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