Upcoming events

    • 16 Jul 2016
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 22 Jul 2016
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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 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.

    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. A minimum deposit payment must be made at the time of booking and all balances must be paid five weeks prior to the retreat. 

    For additional information contact:            Kathleen Albanese - kathleen@surya.org


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

    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.  

    SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016

    Alternatively, call 781-316-0113 for assistance registering for this or any of our retreats.

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