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.

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   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 each month 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 require that all participants receive the vaccination for  COVID 19 before participating in any retreats being offered at the Center this summer. 
 For further information please call Tashi Armstrong at (207) 442-9299.

Thanks Giving


Thinking of Marpa

And his three trips

Across the himalayas

To receive

The teachings

I am overwhelmed 

By his devotion

And his business


Short cropped

Hair, stocky

He was

Just a farmer

To his neighbors

So when


Went looking for him

All he found

Was this guy

Who liked beer

Worked hard

Had a sweet wife

But our grandfather

Made three trips

To India

With so many


No gps

No iPhone 

Or zoom calls.

The deserts, the bandits

And let’s not 


The Nepalese 

Tax collector.

I think we should remember

It takes lots of


This path

Lots of groundlessness 

Lots of investment.

Lots of putting your ass

Into it—

Because there is nothing else

For us

The children of Marpa

                                  Trungpa Rinpoche 1986