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    • 30 Jan 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • 31 Jan 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    DZOGCHEN CALIFORNIA WEEKEND RETREAT- Laguna Beach with LAMA SURYA DAS

    ONE STEP ENLIGHTENMENT - COMING HOME

    Evening Presentation & One-Day Retreat with Lama Surya Das

    Neighborhood Congregational Church
    340 St. Ann's Drive
    Laguna Beach, CA  92651

    Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.: Evening Presentation
    Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 10:00 A.M - 5:00 PM.: One-Day Retreat

    ***Online Registration Open Until 6:00 pm Thursday, January 29th after that please plan to Register at the Door with Cash or Check ***

    Happiness is our birthright. The great wisdom scriptures of the Tibetan tradition say we are all Buddhas by nature – luminous, whole and full. We have only to awaken to that inherent goodness in ourselves and each other. We can step up in an instant to this innate potential, returning home to our true abode, through the essential core teachings of inner light and spacious Presence. These have been distilled over the centuries into a series of pithy, direct instructions introducing us to the nature of reality and our role in it.

     

    Lama Surya Das is one of the few Western adepts holding this lineage of guidance and fully empowered to transmit these rare and precious teachings today. In addition to his life’s mission of making these teachings accessible and practicable, he is a best-selling author, poet, spiritual activist and pioneer.

     

    We invite you to meditate, relax, laugh and awaken with Lama Surya as he leads in his unique and captivating style, combining direct guidance in meditation, user-friendly teachings and lively Q&A sessions. The event is appropriate for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners. 


    • 08 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 15 Mar 2015
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Joshua Tree Retreat Center / Institute of Mentalphysics, Joshua Tree California

    DZOGCHEN CENTER SPRING 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 spring 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  open spaces, sacred meditation locations, and serene vistas filled with native plants.. 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. 

    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 please contact:

     Ronn McLane:  Pawo@dzogchen.org


    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.

    • 18 Jul 2015
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 25 Jul 2015
    • 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. 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:  Pawo@dzogchen.org



    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.  

    REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 
    THURSDAY, JULY 16TH, 2015

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

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