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    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 26 Mar 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Serra Retreat Center, Malibu, CA

    Dzogchen Center SPRING NATIONAL ONE-WEEK MEDITATION RETREAT
    with LAMA SURYA DAS 
    also with Lamas Daniela & Christopher Coriat

    We are all Buddhas by nature; we only have to awaken to who we truly are.

    DZOGCHEN MEDITATION: Gateway to the Innate Freedom of Being

    Retreat is a rare and precious opportunity to immerse oneself in spiritual exploration and discovery, especially amidst the challenges of peace we encounter in our world and in our mind.  These timeless teachings come to us from the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition of Dzogchen and have been passed down in an unbroken lineage for 14 centuries or more. Experiential instructions nakedly reveal the innate freedom of being, allowing us to bask in the radiant, spacious expanse of Awareness, fully present in every moment, through every circumstance.  

    We invite you to join Dzogchen lineage holder, best-selling author and spiritual activist Lama Surya Das, for a week of awakening. This is a joyful opportunity to unfurl our heart and mind, supported by the beautiful natural elements of sky, mountains and ocean, as well as precious Dzogchen pith instructions.

    Lama Surya is a pioneer of Buddhism in the West and has dedicated his life to the transmission of Dzogchen.  He has offered meditation retreats for over 25 years, in a unique and directly accessible way. Lama Surya will teach throughout the week and offer lively Q&A sessions.  The retreat schedule will include guided and silent meditations, outdoor sky-gazing meditation, dharma talks, heart-opening chanting and uplifting Tibetan Energy Yoga each morning. Lama Surya will be assisted by Lama Daniela and Lama Christopher throughout the week. Private interviews with each of the Lamas will also be available.

    Outside of the main teaching hall, the precious gift of Noble Silence is observed, allowing us a tranquil container to explore the mind and deepen our experience to its fullest. In addition to formal sessions, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the vast views over Malibu and the Pacific Ocean.

    • Registration fees are inclusive of accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals for this eight-day retreat. 
    • Registration does not include compensation for the teachers, which will be accepted in the traditional form of dana (voluntary donation) in honor of the teachings.
    • The STANDARD package includes accommodation in a Shared Room. If you prefer a private room, you may choose to upgrade during the registration process. 
    • Deposit payment must be made at the time of booking and all balances must be paid five weeks prior to the retreat. 

     For additional questions, please contact:

    Kathleen Albanese - kathleen@surya.org
    or call 781-316-0113 for assistance.

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

    • 16 Jul 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 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. 

    We invite you to join Dzogchen Lineage Holder Lama Surya Das for our annual Summer Dzogchen Meditation Retreat at the beautiful Garrison Institute as we awaken to the joy of naturally-arising timeless awareness and discover

    the View, Meditation and Action of the Great Perfection: timeless and inspiring heart-essence instructions passed down in this contemplative tradition for many centuries.

    Throughout the week Lama Surya will teach 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.

    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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