Welcome to Dzogchen Meditation Center
A Residential Training and Retreat Center in the Practice Lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and The Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin
Dzogchen Meditation Center is an independent meditation center founded by direct students of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin. We engage the authentic meditation practices and view of the Maha Ati and Mahamudra schools of Tibetan and Indian Buddhism. In particular, we apply the pith instructions taught by Trungpa Rinpoche and his Vajra Regent in our training.
Dzogchen Meditation Center is not open to the general public. It is primarily a retreat center for members of the Surmang Kagyu Order. To enter into training at DMC all applicants, whether they have previous training or not, must first attend a weekend program called "Introduction to Dzogchen Meditation." These are held several times throughout the year.
Dzogchen Meditation Center is offering residential retreats during the COVID 19 pandemic. The staff and teachers at DMC have received the vaccine for COVID 19. We follow the CDC guidelines and strongly encourage all participants to receive the vaccination for COVID 19 before participating in any retreats being offered at the Center this summer. Participants who have not recieved the vaccine are required to get a negative COVID 19 test result from one of the local testing sites the day of entrance into a retreat. For further information please call Tashi Armstrong at (207) 607-3392
“It’s shocking how many tantra students here, if I may say so, think that if anything good happens, it is good; and if anything threatening happens, it’s threatening. We have been going through that for a long time, ever since we have been involved with each other. It is time for you to realize that good and bad, happy and sad, as we say, are the same thing. If something good happens, something good happens. If something terrible happens, something terrible happens. You don’t have to relate with those things from the point of view of hope and fear anymore at all. Whatever goes on in the realm of your mind – whether you feel threatened or whatever—nothing is answered intellectually. Whether you feel cheated or whether you feel confirmed, whatever happens, it is all the same thing.” Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche – 1978 Seminary