Daily and Weekly Calendar

The Dzogchen Meditation Center is open by appointment from Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7-12 noon.   We are closed Sunday afternoon and all day Monday. For more information about our residential programs and retreats call Tashi at (207) 607-3392.                                            

Daily Schedule for Residents (Winter 2018)IMG 2528 2

6:00 to 8:00  Dawn Dzogchen Practice (sitting meditation), Open to the Public

8:00 to 8:30 Oryoki Breakfast and free time

9:00 to 11:00 Kagyu Ngondro Practice

11:00 to 12:00 Work Practice

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch                                                                                                                                     

1:00 to 4:00 Work Practice                                                                                                                           4:00 - 6:00  Rest and Free Time                                                                                                                  

6:00 to 6:45 Dinner

7:00 to 9:00 Mindfulness and Awareness Practice( Sitting Meditation), Lineage Supplications, Tuesday and Friday night dharma class.  Open to the Public

Weekly Schedule

Sunday 9-12 Riwo Sangcho Smoke Offering Practice and Half Day Sitting Meditation Intensive followed by Dharma Talk and discussion.  Open to the Public

Monday Day Off.

Wednesday Night 7-9 p.m. Shamatha/Vipashyana Meditation

Thursday and Saturday mid-morning 9-11 a.m. Dharma Art:  Kyudo "The Way of the Bow"  The Japanese Contemplative Art and Budo form of shooting the bow and arrow.  Following the Heki Ryu Bisshu Chikurin-ha form and teachings of the late Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XX.  Beginners are welcome!

Saturday   6-8 p.m.  "Co-emergent Cocktail Hour" enjoy an informal social time with residents and staff.

Monthly Schedule

Heruka Day (10th day of the Lunar Calendar)  Sun of Wisdom Feast (Restricted to Sadhakas and Tantrikas)

Sadhana of Mahamudra  New Moon and Full Moon.. (Open to the Public).  7-9 p.m.

Full Day Nyinthun   (Intensive Meditation 8-9 hours of shamatha/vipashyana practice.  oryoki meals .... Fourth Sunday  of each month.

Dakini Day(25th day of the Lunar Calendar) Vajrayogini Feast, - 5-11 p.m. restricted.

Yearly Calendar

Robert Burns Day January 25th A Scottish Holiday Favorite of the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche.  Haggis Dinner Toasts and Recitation of Robert Burn's Poetry; Piping of the Haggis!  Meeting at the Brunswick Inn 11 am - 4pm

Don Season ....  ( Mamo Chants from 5 to 6p.m.)

Losar (Shambhala Day) Friday February 16, 2018 ... (All day celebrations and fireworks.  Please call for schedule)

Milarepa Day .... (All Day Reading of the Kagyu Gyurtso "The Rain of Wisdom")

Saga Dawa Duchen Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha  (Sadhana of Mahamudra 7-9)

Chotrul Duchen (Display of Miracles) .... Sadhana of Mahamudra 7-9 pm.

Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche .... April 4, 2017 (Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast, bonfire, fireworks and other activities)

Parinirvana of the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin ..... August 25, 2017 (Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast, bonfire, fireworks and other activities)