About Our Retreats

All retreats at Dzogchen Meditation Center engage the view and practice of the Nyingma and Kagyu Schools of Tibetan Buddhsm.  We follow the main practice guidelines and oral instructions of the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche.  We emphasize the practice of Shamatha/Vipashyana at all stages of the practitioner's path and engage the tantric practices of the the Kagyu and Nyingma Lineages. We offer retreats which are designed to help practitioners complete the tantric path of the Karma Kamstang -- the Kagyu Ngondro, Vajrayogini and Chakrasamvara Sadhanas.

Dzogchen Meditation Center is a privately owned and operated retreat center not connected with any religious organization.  All retreats are closed to the general public.  Attendence at closed retreats is based on previous training and ability to follow retreat guidelines at DMC.  Dzogchen Meditation Center reserves the right to deny training opportunities to anyone who cannot follow retreat guidelines.

 

Meeting an Authentic Teacher

Taking notes

Gaining information

Evaluating the outer projection

Is purchasing the Holy Dharma in the marketplace

 

All gurus are your primordial guru

They are all Padmasambhava

 

If you left those teachings 

Feeling naked and groundless 

That was meeting your teacher. 

 

When you sit you meet the same teacher. 

 

That naked mind is prajna

Being in a situation in which you discover it is called meditation practice 

 

Practice again and again

Recognize that nakedness

Again and again

It's not created

Does not depend on words or ideas. 

 

Wanting to possess it is

The wrong end of the stick

 

Feeling humiliated

Is chasing memory

To put clothes on it.

 

There isn't anything more to do. 

You met the authentic guru. 

 

Now do it again and again.