Dzogchen Practice Intensive (Crestone, CO)

About This Event

The profound teachings of Dzogchen or the Great Perfection help us to directly discover our primordially pure nature and allow our confused concepts and emotions to be naturally liberated. This direct and non-conceptual knowing is intimately intertwined with bodhicitta, which is the altruistic intention to become a Buddha with the motivation to fully relieve the suffering of all sentient beings. In this retreat, Rinpoche will teach us how to generate authentic bodhicitta (awakening mind) and the precious awareness of our true and unchanging nature. 

This is a silent retreat.

Registration for this retreat will open on February 1, 2020, at noon Mountain Time. Registration will close when the retreat is full. 

Crestone 2019 retreats filled very quickly. If you wish to attend, please register as soon as possible after registration opens. 

If you are a member in the Pundarika Membership Program, you are guaranteed a space in the retreat for one month after registration has been open.

Prerequisite: Having attended one open retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche or a connection Tulku Urgyen in which pointing out instructions were given.

Onsite check-in will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on August 23rd in the Yeshe Rangsal tent foyer. You will be able to choose your seat in the tent immediately after check-in. Orientation begins in the Yeshe Rangsal tent at 4:30 p.m. followed by the first teaching by Tsoknyi Rinpoche at 5:15 p.m.

This retreat will be seven days in length with one approximately 2–2-½ hour teaching each day. There will be four group meditation sessions daily. A detailed schedule will be sent to retreatants several weeks before the retreat begins.

This retreat formally ends the evening of August 29th. Departure day is August 30th.

To gain the greatest benefit from the teachings, Rinpoche has requested that students attend all the teaching sessions throughout the retreat. This also helps all of us to build a strong container as a sangha for this short time together.

All retreatants are responsible for finding lodging and providing for their meals. There is no camping available on the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land. Please view these links from our website for lodging options and our housing share board.  (contact info blocked)

A limited number of scholarships are available for this retreat. Scholarship applications will be accepted now through April 15, 2020. Late applications cannot be accepted. Scholarships apply to the tuition portion of the program, not to accommodations. For more scholarship information, please visit:  (contact info blocked)

For more general Crestone retreat information, please click Crestone 2020 Retreat Information on our website.

Translator: Adam Kane

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