Introduction to Dzogchen Meditation
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.
Denman Island, BC V0T 1T0
|Eco 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.|
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