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 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.
"The world of anuttarayoga is a large-scale world. Even in the Hinayana, and at least at the Mahayana level of shunyata, it has been taken for granted that the world is vast and that it has its functions, which are interdependent. This has been understood, and that is why the tantric teachings are possible. Tantra stirs up your smug way of sleeping within the gigantic cosmos. It upsets your sense of security and makes you more paranoid. Instead of security, there are a lot of holes all over the place. The oceans are not just oceans, but they have huge bubbles underneath them. The sky is not just a blue sky, but there are holes carved out that are not actually blue sky. It seems that the role of tantra is to see those things, rather than to rest in the eternity and efficiency of the phenomenal world, thinking that everything is going to be okay. That is not possible. Nothing is going to be okay.”
Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche