Public Talk and One-Day Retreat in Rochester, NY

  • Pristine Mind Foundation Pristine Mind Foundation
  • Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School 1100 S Goodman St, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017 (2 days)
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Public Talk and book signing

Friday, September 15, 7:00 – 8:30pm followed by book signing

One-day Retreat

Saturday, September 16, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location for both events: 

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Public Talk: Unconditional Happiness

In this special event, renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will discuss his book, Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness. Rinpoche will offer a guided meditation and will share inspiring principles for working with our minds to improve our relationships, find peace and tranquility, and develop the life-changing ability to achieve unconditional happiness.

If we want to release stress and mental and emotional discomfort, increase our vitality, and connect with the world in the most beautiful, harmonious, and powerful way, achieving unconditional happiness through meditation is the key.

One-day Retreat: Pristine Mind

Join Rinpoche for a special workshop exploring the pristine nature of the mind. Rinpoche will guide participants to explore how to distinguish between ordinary mind, with its thoughts, feelings and mental events, and Pristine Mind, a deep inner refuge that we can access at any time.

Using simple language based on teachings from his book, Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness, Rinpoche will provide precise, experiential instructions drawn from the Dzogchen mind-class teachings that make this life-transforming realization attainable for all. These teachings are deeply relevant whether we are just seeking a happier life or are pursuing the spiritual journey all the way to enlightenment.

No background with meditation is necessary.

Retreat Schedule

10:00 – 12:00: Morning session

12:00 – 1:30: Lunch break (bring your lunch to the Dharma Center or dine out; lunch will not be provided as part of the retreat)

1:30-4:00: Afternoon session

Registration and retreat fees will be posted soon. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Scholarship opportunities will be available. Please email Bob Brown to arrange for assistance.

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