Welcome to Dzogchen Meditation Center
A Residential Training and Retreat Center in the Practice Lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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 successfully complete a weekend program called "Dzogchen: Mixing Mind with Space Intensive." These are held regularly throughout the year.
Dzogchen Meditation Center is offering residential retreats during the COVID 19 pandemic. The staff and teachers at DMC have all received the vaccine and booster for COVID 19. We follow current CDC guidelines and also require that all participants receive the vaccination and booster for COVID 19 before participating in any retreats being offered at the Center. Participants are also tested for the virus before entering a closed retreat.
For further information please call Tashi Armstrong at (207) 442-9299.
"People often engage meditation thinking that they are going to find their "comfort zone" or some ultimate security blanket. Actually, that is not the case at all in Dzogchen. In fact, what happens when we engage with this genuine lineage is that we find ourselves exposed to the cold air outside and what we discover is that this freshness, which is not a part of our habitual reference points, is actually the main point of practice -- the main point of our life and our death. Growing familiar with this directly is what this path is all about." Tashi Armstrong