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2017 Events
with Keith Dowman

Dzogchen Seminars and Retreats 2017

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Mexico, Tepoztlan

Dzogchen: Pointing Out in the Bardos

2017 March 11th and 12th
Saturday and Sunday

Wirika
Mexico, Tepoztlan

In all of the bardos of life, death, reality and the spirit realm we can find the Great Perfection. Through the pointing out of the nature of mind, we rehearse death in life and life in death. We also practice the Dzogchen Powa of sublimation and other exercises that make death a pleasure.

Keith Dowman teaches Radical Dzogchen as the essence of Tibetan Buddism

Contacts:
Susana Basáñez Guerrero: susybasanez@icloud.com
Rosa Veronika Gomez: ocelohuani@gmail.com
For Information: espaciodzogchen@gmail.com
Espacio Dzogchen Mexico


USA, Clatskanie, Oregon

Dzogchen:
Everything is Light

Four-day Residential Meditation Retreat

2017 April 13th – 16th
Thursday through Sunday

Great Vow Zen Monastery
Clatskanie, Oregon USA

The redefinition of reality is crucial to Dzogchen praxis. The words we use define our reality. Nonmeditation provides the experiential basis for that redefinition. Understanding all our experience as light or light-form is the beginning of experience of ourselves as rainbow bodies. An introduction to the Tantra All-Illuminating Holistic Essence.

Details and Registration
Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016
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Contact: jogen@greatvow.org


USA, Portland, Oregon

Dzogchen: Pointing Out in the Bardos

2017 April 21st – 23rd
Saturday through Sunday

Dance Mandal
Portland, Oregon USA

In all of the bardos of life, death, reality and the spirit realm we can find the Great Perfection. Through the pointing out of the nature of mind, we rehearse death in life and life in death. We also practice the Dzogchen Powa of sublimation and other exercises that make death a pleasure.

Keith Dowman teaches Radical Dzogchen as the essence of Tibetan Buddism

Details and Registration
Nritya Mandala Mahavihara
1405 SE 40th Ave
503- 233-3703
Contact: Jogen at jogen@greatvow.org
Diane Steinbrecher (503 235 2005) at fastp0ny@aol.com 


USA, Taos, New Mexico

Introductory Dzogchen: Pointing at the Nature of Mind

Dzogchen Weekend Seminar/Retreat

2017 May 20th – 21st
Saturday - Sunday

Auromesa
Taos, NM

Dzogchen is the essence of Tibetan Tantra and if the veil of Tibetan culture is lifted from it what remains is the (non)meditation of the twenty-first century. This seminar introduces what is known as radical Dzogchen by means of a finger pointed at the nature of mind. Garab Dorje's three word instruction is the core of the teaching and Longchenpa's Maya Yoga (Gyumai Ngalso). We'll do the atiyoga meditations Longchenpa prescribes in his text and rehearse Rigzin Garab Dorje's Three Precepts in that light..

This radical Dzogchen introduction to view, meditation and conduct is a stripped down Dzogchen, strictly according to the lineal transmission, although bypassing the baggage typically associated with Tibetan culture. A profound inclination towards Dzogchen is the only requirement for participants.

Contact:
Tizia tizia@auromesa.com


USA, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dzogchen: Everything is Light

2017 May 27th – 28th
Saturday - Sunday

(Location TBA)
Santa Fe, NM

The redefinition of reality is crucial to Dzogchen praxis. The words we use define our reality. Nonmeditation provides the experiential basis for that redefinition. Understanding all our experience as light or light-form is the beginning of experience of ourselves as rainbow bodies. An introduction to the Dzogchen Tantra All-Illuminating Holistic Essence.

Contact:
Jeremiah Weser jeremiahweser@yahoo.com  505-699-4234


USA, Sarasota, Florida

Dzogchen: Everything is Light

Weekend Event

2017 June 3rd - 4th
Saturday and Sunday

(location tba)
Sarasota, Florida

The redefinition of reality is crucial to Dzogchen praxis. The words we use define our reality. Nonmeditation provides the experiential basis for that redefinition. Understanding all our experience as light or light-form is the beginning of experience of ourselves as rainbow bodies. An introduction to the Dzogchen Tantra All-Illuminating Holistic Essence.

Contact:
Somatao.com
Rebecca Stults Rebecca@americanchitao.com (941) 400-4458 
and/or 
Michael White michaelwhite@dtccom.net (615) 684 -2711


Tibet Pilgrimage

Tibet Pilgrimage 2017

2017, 21 days

Amdo/Kham
Tibet


Tibet: Amdo/Kham Dzogchen Pilgrimage June and July 2017
We still have two or three places available for this once in a lifetime pilgrimage to Amdo and Kham.
Write to Maru McGill: gazzuuu@gmail.com

The 2015 pilgrimage to Amdo and Kham was an extraordinary event and we want to repeat it with some variations. The Rebkong Shidro will be repeated in Amdo but we will then go west to Lake Kokonor and then to Nangchen, the Khampa home of many great Nyingma Dzogchen lamas, before we go south, back to Derge and so to Chengdu. Again 21 days, again a derisory land cost, hosted by our inestimable guide Nyima Tashi La. The exact dates will be determined by the Rebkong Shidro but certainly at Saga Dawa in May/June.

Update - Dzogchen Amdo/Kham Tibet Pilgrimage 2017

Dear Friends,

The itinerary is marvelous, the price is right, the dates are set for the Dzogchen Pilgrimage to Amdo/Kham 2017.

Our main destination is the Rebkong Shidro fest right at the beginning of the pilgrimage - 3 days of participation in one of Dzogchen’s most powerful sacred events with the ngakpa yogis of Amdo at Rebkong.

Then we fly to Nangchen on the high plateau and the gompas of Patul, Trungpa and Trangu Tulkus.

Finally we drive to Derge, the heart of Kham, and the great gompas of the lineal lamas of Dzogchen, and then to Chengdu.

Do not be nervous about the altitude unless your body is in much worse shape than mine. Note that Chengdu, our destination, provides direct flights to Lhasa, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing and other major Chinese cities and via Lhasa to Kathmandu.

We meet in Xining on 19th June and finish in Chengdu on 11 July.

The cost is more than in 2015 due to the cost of the internal flight from Xining to Jyekundo, and various small price increases, but it is still extraordinary value for money with best quality service. Our close connection with Milareopa Tours, our Khampa agents, ensures low prices: twenty-one days for $4,500 land cost.

There are ten months before meeting in Xining. But please confirm your place by writing to Maru. We need a small deposit now and then full payment three months before the pilgrimage begins.

Maru has the details. Maru also has information about health and trip insurance (both recommended), flight options (west and west), and hotels in Beijing. If you have any queries please write to her.

Further info will be sent on as it comes available.

See you in Xining, tashidelek,
Keith

Maru’s Address: gazzuuu@gmail.com

If you have a strong inclination to join us please let Maru Guerrero know at gazzuuu@gmail.com
The number of pilgrims will be kept to a 15-20 so please put your name on the list immediately.


Spain, Madrid

Dzogchen: Pointing at the Nature of Mind

2017 Oct. 14th - Oct. 15th

(location tba)
Madrid, Spain

Dzogchen is the essence of Tibetan Tantra and if the veil of Tibetan culture is lifted from it what remains is the (non)meditation of the twenty-first century. This seminar introduces what is known as radical Dzogchen by means of a finger pointed at the nature of mind. Garab Dorje's three word instruction is the core of the teaching and Longchenpa's Maya Yoga (Gyumai Ngalso). We'll do the atiyoga meditations Longchenpa prescribes in his text and rehearse Rigzin Garab Dorje's Three Precepts in that light.

contact: busukuspa@gmail.com


Spain, Barcelona

BUSUKU

Restricted to those with Dzogchen meditation experience

Oct. 20th - Oct. 29th

Veciana
Barcelona, Spain

The BuSuKu retreat is designed to familiarize those with experience of nonmeditation with the nature of mind. The nine days will be structured according to five sessions of solitary sitting. Silence and detachment from life outside is imperative. On the other hand there is no imposed discipline - Dzogchen is connection with the ground of being and its spontaneity. Nonaction and nonmeditation are the keywords and simplicity itself is the mode of being.

Don't let this opportunity pass you by!
This is the time and place to bathe in the reality that you have always known is immanent.

Technically speaking, we practice the 'breaking through' (trekcho) and 'leapover' (togal) phases of Dzogchen in series and then together.

“Dzogchen is the apex of Buddhism; Atiyoga is the supreme mode of Dzogchen; Trekcho/Togal is unitary atiyoga; Sky-gazing is the way of nonmeditation. If you can simply sit and watch, Dzogchen sky-gazing will bring ultimate or relative siddhi.”

Anyone with previous attendance of a BuSuKu retreat is especially welcome and I urge you very personally to extend and deepen that experience. Anyone who has done an outer rushen retreat is also welcome and anyone who has not but who feels they can handle the BuSuKu schedule please talk to the teacher.

'BuSuKu' is the indolence in which visionary experience arises in the common light of day and creative, compassionate, responsiveness is the ground of both ordinary and extreme situations: Dzogchen trekcho and togal in one schedule. This is little buddha sitting under the bodhi tree, rather than a way of worshipping the big buddha in the sky.

Contact: Antonio 
indzogchenbar@gmail.com


Greece, Athens

To Be Announced

2017 November

King Menander,
Hellenic Buddhist Center
Athens, Greece

Details will be announced when available.

Contact: Kostas at komich10@gmail.com


Sarva Mangalam!
May all beings be happy!