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This introduction to Dzogchen Meditation is taught by Geshe YongDong, a learned Lama from Amdo, Tibet. In the Bon tradition the focus of Dzogchen is on gaining direct, immediate insight into the nature of the mind. Dzogchen practice ultimately brings the meditator to self-realization. Many practices within the Dzogchen tradition involve breathing techniques and physical exercises leading to emotional relaxation and mental stability, increasing happiness, health and general well-being. Geshe YongDong, a learned Lama in the Bon tradition is popular with his Western students for his very warm and approachable teaching style, his excellent command of English, and his strong non-sectarian view. Students will have opportunities for questions and answers, discussion, and personal meetings with Geshe-La.

Arrival after 3pm on June 14th

This silent retreat  in a natural setting provides an introduction to Dzogchen meditation, including practices that involve breathing techniques and physical exercises leading to emotional relaxation and mental stability, increasing happiness, health and general well-being. The ultimate focus of Dzogchen is on gaining direct insight into the nature of one's mind and ultimately, through knowing the mind—self-realization. Geshe YongDong will teach and guide students with practice on the Five-Fold Teaching of Dawa Gyaltsen which summarizes the Dzogchen view: Day 1 - Vision is Mind; Day 2 - Mind is Empty, Day 3 - Emptinrss is Clear Light; Day 4 - Clear Light is Union; Day 5 - Union is Great Bliss.

Geshe YongDong, a learned Lama in the Bon tradition is popular with his Western students for his very warm and approachable teaching style, his excellent command of English, and his strong non-sectarian view. Students will have opportunities for questions and answers, discussion, and personal meetings with Geshe-La. Charming and humble, Geshe-la is very highly knowledgeable and has practical experience in the teachings, yoga and meditation practices of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism – Bon, Nyingma, Ka’gyu, Sakya and Gelugpa.

 

Teacher's Program Fee: Dana – the teachings are offered by donation. It is hoped that people will give generously.

Food and Accomodations: 325$ to 475$ based on selection.

When
June 14th, 2019 3:00 PM   through   June 19th, 2019 11:00 AM
Location
7131 Denman Road
Denman Island, BC V0T 1T0
Canada
Contact
Reception: (250) 702-1609
Residence: (250) 335-3377
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Event Fee(s)
Accommodations
Eco Kuti $ 475.00
Kuti $ 475.00
Large Canvas Tent $ 425.00
Small Canvas Tent $ 375.00
Own Tent $ 325.00
The teachings are offered freely. Dana is gratefully accepted.