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    • 12 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 17 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register


    Join bestselling author, meditation master, and spiritual activist Lama Surya Das for a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on deepening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is one of the most highly regarded meditation masters in the West, and an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books-- including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within-- and has an extensive corpus of teaching and practices, experience and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading retreats and workshops. He is known for his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings and making them accessible and applicable to daily life. The master classes are open to new and seasoned practitioners in any spiritual tradition.

    Format and Schedule: The Master Class course consists of 8 individual live classes held one Saturday each month September 2020 through April 2021, from 11 AM to 1 PM Eastern. Each class will have an introduction, guided meditation, teaching, questions and answers, and concluding remarks. Participants may purchase all 8 courses or choose the ones they prefer.

    Recordings: All sessions will be recorded and available for partcipants to view  until May 17, 2021. The link to recordings will be sent in your confirmation email. 

    Connect: The Zoom link will be sent in your confirmation email - please use the same link for all sessions. 

    For a more detailed description of each class go to
    MASTER CLASSES.

    • September 12, 2020
      The Essence of Awakening: Dzogchen View, Meditation, and Action

    • October 17, 2020
      Deepening Your Meditation 

    • November 14, 2020
      Secrets of Tibetan Mindfulness

    • December 19, 2020
      In Dialogue with Dr. Roger Walsh

    • January 23, 2021 
      Transforming Hindrances and Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones

    • February 20, 2021 
      Healing Mantras, Chanting, and Shakti Power (Inner Divinity)

    • March 20, 2021 
      Gurus & Disciples, Teachers & Students: Co-creating Your Authentic Path

    • April 17, 2021
      Dancing with Life: The Joy of Meditation and Contemplative Sweetness


    • 17 Apr 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 17 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    Join bestselling author, meditation master, and spiritual activist Lama Surya Das for a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on deepening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is one of the most highly regarded meditation masters in the West, and an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books-- including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within-- and has an extensive corpus of teaching and practices, experience and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading retreats and workshops. He is known for his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings and making them accessible and applicable to daily life. The master classes are open to new and seasoned practitioners in any spiritual tradition.

    Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title: “Dancing with Life: The Joy of Meditation and Contemplative Sweetness
    Description: Our home place can be a sacred environment to practice. This last class will explore setting up our own at-home personal retreat, the mindset we take and the setting we establish to wake up to the buoyancy, clarity, wakefulness and delight of meditative awareness in our daily lives amidst our familiar surroundings.

    (The Master Class course consists of 8 individual live classes held one Saturday each month September 2020 through April 2021. Each class will have an introduction, guided meditation, teaching, questions and answers, and concluding remarks. Partiicipants may purchase all 8 courses or choose the ones they prefer. All sessions purchased will be recorded and available for partcipants to view again.)

    The Zoom link will be sent the week before each class. 

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES
    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 12
    Register


    Spiritual dialogue is a cornerstone of meditative practice.
    Our new Ask the Lama program is intended to provide an
    intimate space for practitioners to ask their most pressing
    practice questions in a small group environment.

    Join Lama Surya Das for his next live Q & A session:

    April 24, 2021
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST 

    This event has limited space.
    Additional sessions are scheduled throughout 2021.
    )All sessions take place through Zoom and are recorded for participants to view again.)

    Member cost: $24.99
    Non-Member cost: $29.99

    Please note: Questions will be submitted live, and limited to those which
    benefit the entire group. Lama Surya will try to answer
    as many questions as he is able in the 90 minute time period. 

    • 01 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register



    One-Day Live Virtual Meditation Retreats
    with Lama Surya Das

    May 1, 2021 and June 5th
    10 AM to 4 PM EDT (Eastern Time Zone)
    (register for May 1st or save 15 % and register for both)

    Our live virtual meditation retreats are focused on providing
    an online container for the transmission of insight led by
    Lama Surya Das. They offer the perfect opportunity to
    engage with powerful instructions, teachings and
    practices of the Dzogchen tradition.


    The instructions and practices offered in the retreat come
    directly from decades of Lama's teaching experience leading
    retreats and workshops. He is known for his innovative adaptations
    of these invaluable wisdom teachings by making them
    accessible and applicable to daily life.

    Our  live retreats are open to new and seasoned
    practitioners in any spiritual tradition.

    For a full description, including schedule and cost,
    please visit our website here.


Past events

15 Mar 2021 Ask the Lama Q & A Sessions
13 Feb 2021 Ask the Lama Q & A Sessions
23 Jan 2021 Master Class Course with Lama Surya Das - Session #5 ~ January 23, 2021 “Transforming Hindrances and Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones”
23 Oct 2020 Dzogchen Center 2020 Virtual Advanced Meditation Retreat
12 Sep 2020 Master Class Course with Lama Surya Das - Session #1 Recording from September 12, 2020 Class “The Essence of Awakening: Dzogchen View, Meditation, and Action”
24 Jul 2020 Dzogchen Center 2020 Virtual Meditation Retreat
22 Mar 2020 Dzogchen Center 2020 Spring Meditation Retreat- Malibu, CA
14 Jul 2019 Dzogchen Center 2019 Summer Meditation Retreat- Garrison, NY
24 Mar 2019 2019 Spring Meditation Retreat- Malibu, CA
16 Jul 2017 Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat
19 Mar 2017 ONE-WEEK MEDITATION RETREAT- Malibu, CA
02 Jan 2017 Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat
25 Sep 2016 Make Me One With Everything- Wilmington, NC
16 Jul 2016 Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat
30 Jan 2016 One Day Retreat with Lama Surya Das - Laguna Beach, California
02 Jan 2016 Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat
18 Jul 2015 Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat
08 Mar 2015 Dzogchen Center Spring Meditation Retreat
30 Jan 2015 ONE STEP ENLIGHTENMENT - COMING HOME - Laguna Beach California
03 Jan 2015 Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat
24 Oct 2014 Secrets of Tibetan Mindfulness - Catching Yourself Before Things Catch You
12 Sep 2014 Natural Meditation and the Practice of Presencing - Wilmington NC
12 Jul 2014 Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat
22 Mar 2014 Dzogchen Center Spring Advanced Practice Retreat
31 Jan 2014 Natural Meditation and the Practice of Presencing - Costa Mesa California
04 Jan 2014 Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat
15 Nov 2013 Secrets of Tibetan Mindfulness - Catching Yourself Before Things Catch You
19 Oct 2013 Dzogchen Center Autumn Advanced Practice Retreat
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