Visiting the Center
The Dzogchen Meditattion Center is a full-time residential training center in the Kagyu and Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism transmitted to the west by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The shrine room is open to the public for classes and group practice Tuesday through Sunday.
Meditation Instruction from qualified teachers is available on request. If you would like to visit the Center please call the office at (207) 607-3392.
The formal practice of seated meditation is the core practice at Dzogchen Meditation Center.
Our daily schedule of practice is:
6:00 to 8:00 Shamatha/Vipashyana Meditation
8:00 to 9:00 Oryoki Breakfast and Free Time
9:00 to 11:00 Shamatha/Vipashyana Meditation
11:00 to 12:00 Silent work practice
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 4:00 work practice
4:00 to 5:00 Rest and Free Time
5:00 to 6:00 Shamatha/Vipashyana Meditation and Protector Chants
7:00 to 9:00 various teachings, open night or sitting meditation.
7:00 to 8:00 Wake-up practice, Pranayama, shamatha/vipashyana meditation
9:00 to 12:00 Morning Chants and Shamatha/Vipashyana Meditation
12:00 to 1:30 Community Lunch
Contact us at (207) 607-3392 for more information or to arrange to meet with a Meditation Instructor.
The Center is closed From Sunday afternoon till 6:00 a.m. Tuesday Morning
We regularly offer Dzogchen Nyinthuns or full days of sitting meditation with oryoki lunch. Weekend programs taught by senior students of Trungpa Rinpoche and Vajrayogini and Chakrasamvara feasts and druppas, or group practices, are offered for those who have received the appropriate transmissions. Please consult our calendar for dates and times.
"Lay your foundation with pure faith, devotion and samaya, and follow the main flow of practice with strong unwavering diligence. If you are able to meditate after completely setting aside all the pointless activities of this life, it is certain that you will capture the primordial stronghold within this very lifetime without having to depend upon a result to a following life. This is the special quality of the profound path of the Great Perfection" Dudjom Rinpoche
The Center is closed to the public during our 10 day meditation retreats which are held quarterly throughout the year -- please consult the calendar for specific dates.
The Dzogchen Meditation Center is located in Mid-Coast Maine on the New Meadows River in West Bath. If you are visiting Maine or live in the area you are invited to stay with us and participate in the daily schedule of meditation practice, work and study. We have dorm accommodations available for $40.00 per night. For more information or to register for a retreat or group practice session please call or email us.