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Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat

  • 04 Jan 2014
  • 6:00 PM
  • 12 Jan 2014
  • 11:00 AM
  • Garrison Institute, 14 Mary's Way, Garrison, NY 10524


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Double room for the first half of retreat only, with payment in full upon registration

Registration is closed


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 Winter 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, as well as private interviews.  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 (often a "winter wonderland" at this time of year). Those preferring to stay warm can relax in a lounge looking out, or browse selected postings in the retreat reading room.

Registration fees (inclusive of accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals) from $795 for this eight-day retreat. Significant discount 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.

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. These terms have changed during 2012.

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 WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1, 2014

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

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