Daily and Weekly Calendar

The Dzogchen Meditation Center is open to the public for meditation practice 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 2017)IMG 2528 2

7:00 to 8:00  Dawn Mindfulness and Awareness Practice (sitting meditation), Open to the Public

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

9:00 to 11:00 Sitting Meditation and Tonglen

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

Tuesday Night 7-9 Dharma Study  Studying the text"The Heart of the Matter" by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol October and November 2017.

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!

Thursday Night 6:30 - 8:30  Introduction to development and completion practice -- open to the public.

Friday Night 7-9 Dharma Class and Discussion Studying the text "The Heart of the Matter" by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol.

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...Monday (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!

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

Losar (Shambhala Day) ... (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)