Dzogchen Seminars and Retreats 2013
Kathmandu: February - March
Europe: May - June
Mexico: July - August and December
South America: September
USA: October - November
Radical Dzogchen in Israel
Thurs April 18th - 28th
Thurs April 18th: Evening: the Trekcho and Togal
Sat. April 20th: All-day: Radical Tantrayana
Sun April 21st-Fri 26th: Evenings: Trekcho and Togal Practice
Sat April 27th: Meditation Retreat
The Dzogchen view is inspiring and exhilarating and the
pointing out introduction frequently draws aside the intellectual and
emotional veils of mind’s true nature. We will begin this series of Dzogchen
meditations there with the pointing out instruction. But I want to take this
opportunity in Israel to transmit the core of the Cutting Through (trekcho)
and Direct Crossing (togal) precepts that may nail down the flashes of
realization into a constant stream of praxis during the Urban Nonmeditation
Retreat and final day-retreat.
The Trekcho and Togal Core
Thurs April 18th
Place: Tel Aviv, Seminar Ha'Kibutzim
I will present my most recent translation The Great Secret of Mind:
Special Instruction in the Nonduality of Dzogchen at the introductory
talk. This work is an exposition of Dzogchen by one of the most brilliant
younger Tibetan tulkus, Tulku Pema Rigtsal. This compilation of Dzogchen
precepts reveals the innards of Dzogchen like no previous translated text.
Available from Amazon or direct from the publisher (Snow Lion). I will have
only a few copies with me.
Place: Integral Dojo, Tel-Aviv.
Sat April 20th
10:00 – 12:30, 2:30-5:00
Tantra in Dzogchen: Radical Means to Buddha and Vajrayana practice.
Urban Non-Meditation Retreat
Place: Bhavana House, Tel Aviv
Sun April 21st - Fri 26th
Daily: 6:30 -21:00
(Fri 26th 11:30 - 14:00)
Dzogchen contemplation, known better as non-meditation,
is the core of Cutting Through and Direct Crossing. Each evening we will
take a different avenue of approach to the nonmeditation. This simply
sitting meditation is the goal of all kinds of Buddhist meditation,
including Shamatha and Vipasyana. It is contemplation of nonduality; it is
awareness of pure presence that is the great perfection.
Place: Sangha House, Tel Aviv
10:00 - 5:00
Dzogchen view and meditation for those who did the
Urban Retreat and anyone who has sat with me before.
Dzogchen texts for Preliminary Reading
The Great Secret of Mind, Tulku Pema Rigtsal, translated by Keith
Natural Perfection, Keith Dowman available from Amazon and Wisdom
Maya Yoga: Finding Comfort and Ease in Enchantment by Keith Dowman
available from Amazon and Vajra Publications, Kathmandu
The Supreme Source by Namkhai Norbu from Amazon
Registration for all events
is through Tovana website
Outer Rushen Retreat
Thursday May 2nd -
Sunday May 12th
Near the village of
Prasas, near Chania, in the wilderness of Western Crete
Outer Rushen is unique to Dzogchen
praxis. It may provide the opening up that years of conventional Buddhist
meditation cannot deliver. It is designed to cut through obstacles to
experiential realisation of the nature of mind. The Tibetan tradition
demanded that individuals or couples lived out in the mountain wilderness
alone for weeks or months. Although this is still the ideal mode of
practice, the difficulties of finding secluded wilderness and a solitary
place have resulted in the type of Outer Ruzhen Retreat in a controlled area
where we are free to express ourselves without inhibition and without
interference. Anyone with an unconditional commitment to Dzogchen is welcome. The schedule for each day provides an optimal amount of
time in solitude and attendance at the Dzogchen
presentation and communal
meals is voluntary.
This Rushen is the first to be
scheduled in Greece. The location is a wild wooded area of western Crete
ideal for the rushen and the weather will be cool enough to keep us on our
toes. Everyone who attends will have had the Dzogchen pointing out
Organized by the Urban Yogis.
May all beings be happy!
Dzogchen BUSUKU Retreat
At the Hermitage of Majk (Majki
Friday May 17th to Tuesday May 28th
Urban Dzogchen Seminar
Sambhala Centre: Neduwa
Tuesday June 11th – Saturday June 15th
is the entire story in Dzogchen. We need nothing else but commitment to the
nature of mind, the great perfection. This urban retreat will be an
investigation of the meaning of commitment in Secular, Mahayana, Tantra and
Dzogchen. We will do meditations and nonmeditation in each event. It is
strongly advised, though not required, that participants commit to the
entire week of events, and also to any entire event, so that continuity is
obtained and a useful connection with the teacher is fostered. Freedom
cannot be delayed! EHMAHO!
Tibetet Segítõ Társaság Sambhala Tibet Központ
Tibet Support Association Sambhala Tibet Center
Summer and Fall Events
July 12th - 14th
Friday evening to Sunday evening
Seminar/Retreat in Queretaro
ex Hacienda El Castillo
July 19th - 21st
Friday evening to Sunday Evening
Initiatory residential retreat in Mexico D.F.
Dzogchen in Essence: View and meditation
Casa Xitla, Tlalpan
July 26th - Aug 4th
Outer Rushen Amecameca, Estado de Mexico
Iztac Multidiversidad www.iztac.org
Restricted to those with introductory experience
November 15th -24th
BUSUKU at Hacienda Tultenango
Three day intensive leading into a ten day retreat
de Transformación Humana
Fri August 30th – Sunday Sept 1st
Dzogchen: Pointing Out
Nature of Mind
The nondual vision of Dzogchen is mind's natural
perspective but from childhood we are conditioned to a dualistic view. The
"pointing out" instructions remind us of our intrinsic awareness, the
awareness that is the great perfection and thus constitute the imperative
Dzogchen initiation and nonmeditation instruction. The pointing out is
accompanied by ritual and purification exercises.
Escuela de Transformación Humana
Igor Adrian Llano
Dzogchen, the distilled essence of Buddhist
Tantra offers us easy access to nondual experience. I invite Chilenos
in celebrating the beauty and joy of radical Dzogchen in a general evening
exposition open to all based upon The Three Precepts of Garab Dorje, the
essential instruction of the first Dzogchen Guru. Then in a weekend of
contemplation -- the view and nonmeditation -- we shall explore more deeply
the nature of Dzogchen commitment through the four samayas and the inner
rushen exercises best revealed in Longchenpa's Original Perfection.
Radical Dzogchen implies an already
existing deep existential understanding: it would be beneficial if those
wishing to join the weekend teaching first attend the evening talk.
The Yoga of the Now: The Deep heart's
Thurs Sept 5th
19:00 - 21:00
Pointing Out the Dzogchen Samayas
in the Space of Nonmeditation
Fri Sept 6th – Sun Sept 8th
Friday 19:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 12:30 2:30 -17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00
Fri Sept 20th – 22nd
Dzogchen: Pointing Out
The Primordial Yoga of the Here and Now
Full awareness in the moment is realization of the
Dzogchen. Initially, the imperative is to identify and experience the nature
of mind which is the meditation and that is done through the traditional
pointing out instruction that constitutes the view. The view and the
meditation comprise the introduction to this pathless path of Dzogchen.
Exposition of The Three Incisive Precepts of Patrul Rinpoche open up
this Dzogchen Mandala. This introduction is supported by Dzogchen ritual and
purification exercises. This seminal retreat should be retaken again and
again by all those who aspire to Dzogchen awareness.
15th -17th or 15th - 24th
BUSUKU at Hacienda Tultenango
El Oro, Estado de Mexico
At this beautiful hacienda, we will begin with a three day intensive retreat
confirming our Dzogchen samaya commitment. For those who are able this leads into a
further week of trekcho and togal praxis.
The BUSUKU ethos of rigorously hanging loose will prevail.
Restricted to Dzogchen yogis and yoginis.
October 2nd - 22nd
Seattle: Nalanda: Vajra Spot
October 4th, 5th, 6th
Confirmations on the pathless path: Pointing out the
nature of mind: Radical Dzogchen as the compassion of every moment. Trekcho
vision with inner rushen practices.
Portland: Dance Mandal
October Saturday 12th
Dzogchen: Tantric Conduct
We shall re-evaluate the place and value of shamanic and
tantric direct action (read "psychedelics and sex") as skilful means in
Dzogchen praxis within the perspective of the view. Appropriate semdzins
will be taught and practised.
Nritya Mandala Mahavihara
1405 SE 40th Ave
Portland OR 97214
October Sunday 13th
Details to be announced
Dzogchen: Trekcho and Togal
Recommended as a follow through in non-meditation praxis
for those having attended any of the foregoing seminars.
Bodhi House - 4846 Johnson Point Rd.
NE, Olympia, Wash., 98516
year 2014: Very
Good Luck to all!