The 7 Mirrors of Dzogchen, Part 2

Circle of Lightwith Geshe Denma Gyaltsen and Geshe Tenzin Yangton
September 15 – 17, 2017, Crestone, Colorado

Dzogchen, also known as the "great perfection," is a path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching in the Bön tradition. For practitioners with the capacity it offers the potential for liberation during a single lifetime and within a single body. The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is a powerful heart-essence teaching from the Tibetan Bön tradition, offering a direct introduction to the clear, open awareness of the dzogchen view as well as methods for maintaining this state.

The seven mirrors are: the heart mirror of the view, the heart mirror of the meditation, the heart mirror of the result, the heart mirror of conduct, the heart mirror that explains the pure realms and lands of samsara, the heart mirror of six-fold consummation, and the heart mirror that explains the benefit of meeting with this teaching. 


This is a continuation of the teachings Tenzin Rinpoche began in 2016, though the teaching is open to everyone. It is recommended that if you did not attend the 2016 teachings that your purchase and listen to the audio recordings from that retreat before. 

The head of our lineage, His Holiness Lungtog Nyima, is gravely ill and in the hospital in India. All the senior lamas of our lineage are gathering in India.  With great regret and sadness, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has decided that he should immediately depart for India. We send our prayers and blessings with him.

Geshe Tenzin YangtonGeshe Denma GyaltsenFortunately Geshe Denma Gyaltsen and Geshe Tenzin Yangton have graciously agreed to teach us the 7 Mirrors of Dzogchen. Geshe Denma Gyaltsen is the resident lama of Ligmincha Texas, and Geshe Tenzin Yangton is the resident lama at Serenity Ridge, at Ligmincha International in Virginia. Both lamas have led many retreats at Chamma Ling and our sister centers in the past, and are wonderfully gifted teachers. Geshe Denma Gyaltsen will be leading our Soul Retrieval retreat in October. We are very fortunate that they are available to offer these precious secret teachings.

Geshe Denma Gyaltsent with the support of Geshe Tenzin Yangton will introduce the essence of the Seven Mirrors in a way that reveals its profound wisdom, and directly relate it to how we live our everyday lives. They will closely coordinate their teaching with Tenzin Rinpoche, continuing from where he left off last year. 

Times: The full retreat will begin Friday at 9 am and conclude early-afternoon on Sunday.  

Retreat Location & Lodging: The retreat will be at Dharma Ocean's Blazing Mountain Retreat Center near Crestone, Colorado. A variety of lodging options are available on site to fit every budget and need. We encourage everyone to stay on site to gain the full retreat experience. 

Meals: Coffee and tea will be provided at breaks, and lunches are included as part of the retreat. Will will also provide food during our evening celebration Saturday. People staying on site will have the option for a meal plan including breakfasts and dinners.

Child Care: We are developing our plan for childcare during the retreat and will have options available. If you are in need of childcare please note the number and age of your children on the registration form.

Work Study: A limited number of work-study positions are available. To apply email Bea Ledyard. After approval, a discount code will be supplied for the registration process.

Auction: We are accepting donations of practice related objects that can be auctioned during our annual fundraiser, one of our main sources of revenue for new construction. If you have a special object you would like to donate place contact our auction coordinator, Andrea Heckman. Objects that empower Bön practice and devotion to the teachers are especially encouraged. 

Cost: $281 including lunches and one evening meal, $321 after August 31.  Registration is through Dharma Ocean's online registration system. You will see the registration fee separately from the meals cost, and have options to choose your onsite housing and additional meals. People staying on site have a full meal plan, and commuters may opt for including breakfasts in their package.

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