with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
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.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche 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. Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder and spiritual director of Chamma Ling and Ligmincha Institute, is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. Fluent in English, Tenzin Rinpoche is renowned for his depth of wisdom; his clear, engaging teaching style; and his ability to make the ancient Tibetan teachings highly accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners.
Times: The full retreat will begin Friday at 9 am and conclude mid-afternoon on Sunday. There will be a public talk on Friday evening at 7 p.m. that will introduce what what has been taught in the first day.
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.
Meals: Coffee and tea will be provided at breaks, and lunches are included as part of the retreat. 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.
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: We are currently in the planning stages for this retreat and will post the costs and registration link soon.