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Upcoming Programs

    • 08 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Awake and Aware

    Twenty-six hundred years ago the Buddha himself said
    anybody could become awake, liberated, enlightened.

    Day-Long Live Virtual Meditation Retreat
    with Lama Surya Das

    Saturday, June 8, 2024
    Sangha Live, Living Community

    Thich Nhat Hanh says the Buddha of the future, Maitreya (loving-kindness, 
    friendliness), is the Sangha Community. What could be more inclusive
    and egalitarian than that? Sangha practice and community are like
    the third jewel of the Buddhist Refuge we rely on.

    * Go here to bundle this retreat with our
    April 27th retreat, and save 10%.

    For more information, including schedule, please visit our website here.

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

    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 20 Jul 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom

    Live, Virtual Summer Workshops
    Lama Surya Das

    (Members save 10% when they register for both!)

    Saturday, June 29, 2024
    Death, Dying and Bardo
    The bardo refers to the in-between, or transition stages: between life and death,
    death and rebirth, falling asleep and waking up, between thoughts.
    They say that clear light (Dharmakaya, Buddha-mind) dawns at the moment of
    death as well as other moments of total letting go and release.
    How to realize it and awaken to our luminous deepest true nature
    during these liminal passages or even now?


    Saturday, July 20, 2024
    Karma: The Mysterious Key to the Universe

    Karma means action, cause and effect; or as Lama Surya likes to say – reactivity,
    inner conditioning, and what goes around comes around. Who today doesn’t
    know of this ancient Sanskrit word, and yet who realizes its
    useful and profound levels of meaning?

    Buddhism teaches that everything is karma. How is it that our lineage
    tradition teaches us that Dzogchen itself is beyond karma?

    Our  live workshops are open to new and seasoned practitioners in any spiritual tradition...invite a friend!

    For more information, including schedule, please visit our website here.

Private Teaching Sessions with Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das
 offers private teaching sessions throughout the week conducted via Zoom.
All sessions are offered at a professional hourly rate in one hour segments, allowing students
the opportunity to discuss personally how to progress on their spiritual path through mindfulness
instruction, self-inquiry, the development of altruism, and by bringing Liberating Dharma wisdom
into their daily lives. Students receive guidance with their meditation practice, spiritual direction,
advice on resources, and are free to discuss challenges they are facing.

If you are interested in booking a private session with Lama,
please email Kathleen Albanese for rates and availability at kathleen@surya.org

Meditation Town Hall

Our treasured Dzogchen wisdom tradition teaches that we are profoundly, inseparably
interconnected–with all the challenges and joys that entails. This is more apparent than
ever in the current global pandemic. During this time we are deeply aware of our need for
community, and for connecting to that which is larger and longer-lasting than our current crisis.

Please join Lama Surya Das and our community for this FREE weekly offering.

EVERY SUNDAY from 11:00am - 12:00pm (U.S. Eastern Time) 

Lama Surya will lead us in meditation and prayers and offer a short teaching.
This event is open to all and free of charge; donations to support Dzogchen Center
are gratefully accepted. We invite you to send any questions you would like
answered during the hour session to foundation@dzogchen.org.
Lama Surya will try to respond to as many as possible.

Payment Policies

The following terms apply to retreats and events:

Residential Retreat Payments

  • A deposit of $500 is required in order to register for a residential retreat.
  • Alternatively, the registration fee may be paid in full upon registration.
  • Payment of the required deposit must be made by credit card at the time of registration. Failure to make a deposit payment will result in the cancellation of registration.
  • Registrations not paid in full at least four weeks prior to retreat are subject to cancellation.

Cancellations for all Retreats and Events

  • All Virtual retreats and events are recorded and therefore, non-refundable, unless cancelled by the Dzogchen Center. Those registered are sent the recording after the event ends.
  • In the event of cancellation more than six weeks prior to the start of the relevant residential retreat, all deposits will be refunded in full, less an administrative and processing fee of $100. Any amount paid in excess of the deposit will be refunded. 
  • In the event of cancellation less than six weeks prior to the start of a residential retreat, the full deposit amount will be forfeited. Any amount paid in excess of the deposit will be refunded. 
  • If neither payment in full nor notice of cancellation is received by Dzogchen Center at least four weeks prior to the start of a residential retreat, any amount paid will be forfeited.
  • Credit balances cannot be applied toward future retreats but will be applied to the Dzogchen Center & Foundation Scholarship Fund for in-need students. This donation is tax-deductible

Thank you for acknowledging these terms. and assisting in keeping these precious Dzogchen Retreats financially sustainable.

Any Questions?

You can reach us at foundation@dzogchen.org

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