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    • 24 Oct 2014
    • 7:30 PM
    • 25 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • 22 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011

    Weekend Event with Lama Surya Das

    Tibet House
    22 West 15th Street
    New York, NY 10011

    Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.: Evening Presentation
    Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:00 A.M - 5:00 PM.: One-Day Retreat

    Register Now Seating is Limited

    We are all Buddhas by nature, we have only to awaken to that fact. So says an ancient tantra (wisdom scripture). Not necessarily Buddhists but Buddhas“ wise, loving, at peace and yet infinitely effective in the world. Why then do we sometimes feel so stressed, strung out and strapped for time in our frantic everyday pursuit of the perfect life? Powered by ever more time-saving technology yet frequently spinning on the worry-go-round, driven to distraction. Where did all the time go, in this time-famine era of our own making and perception?

    The direct-access Dzogchen heart-essence wisdom tradition of Tibet teaches us to awaken just as we are and enjoy the infinite possibilities of every moment, the holy now. To become heroic masters, rather than victims, of constant change. To revel in the buoyant joy of being, while doing all that has to be done. At the very heart of this tradition is direct introduction to the nature of mind “ our true Self “ that transcends all circumstances and difficulties, and yet is accessible and available in every moment. Introducing us to this natural great wholeness and completeness is the life work of Lama Surya Das, leading us to spiritual realization and enlightenment.

    Lama Surya will guide us throughout the weekend with liveliness and humor, combining guided meditation and teachings; there will be ample opportunity for questions. These events are appropriate for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners. We invite you to join Lama Surya for a weekend of relaxing, meditating and awakening to the joy of pure, timeless awareness. One moment of total awareness is one moment of perfect freedom and enlightenment. It’s now or never, as always. Don’t miss it!

    • 03 Jan 2015
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
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    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Garrison Institute, 14 Mary's Way, Garrison, NY 10524


    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 winter 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. Additional discounts are available for students in full-time education. House-Jobs are available for a lower cost and are typically 1 hour per day required work.  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.

    In our attempts to improve we have simplified the registration process by offering "Retreat Packages".  Similar to inclusive style vacations a STANDARD package includes accommodation in a Shared Room.   If you prefer a private room (not shared) you may choose to upgrade to a Private Room during the registration process.  Payment may be made at the time of booking or you may choose to pay a deposit and be invoiced for the remainder of your retreat fees

    For Student scholarships, dormitory packages or work-study rates please contact:

     Ronn McLane:

    For more general description about Dzogchen Retreats, please click here before returning to this page to register.

    Before registering, please be sure to read "Paying for Your Seasonal Retreat", which indicates the terms applicable to your deposit, balance payment and any cancellation in regard to your registration. 

    Please register as early as possible to reserve a place and secure your choice of accommodation, using the Register button at left.  


    Alternatively, call 585-348-7125 for assistance registering for this or any of our retreats.

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