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    • 18 Sep 2021
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    • 09 Apr 2022
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    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books-- including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings, making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    T
    he master classes are open to new and seasoned practitioners in any spiritual tradition.

    Format: This second Master Class course consists of 8 individual, 2-hour classes. Each class has an introduction, guided meditation, teaching, questions and answers, and concluding remarks.

    Classes: Register for the entire course, or individual classes


    For a more information and registration, go to
    MASTER CLASSES.

    • September 18, 2021 - Five Precious Endowments: Embodying the Innate Great Perfection 
    • October 16, 2021 - Three Vital Points:  Striking to the Heart of the Matter
    • November 6, 2021 - Soaring and Swooping:  The Two Truths of the Great Middle Way
    • December  11, 2021 - Paramitas: Six, Ten and Beyond 
    • January 22, 2022 - LamaTales: My Dzogchen Masters and Meditation Teachers
    • February 19, 2022 - ‘More’ Pith Instructions:  Words of Wisdom for Daily Recollections
    • March 12, 2022 - Tibetan Dream Yoga: Awakefulness Beyond the Daydream
    • April 9, 2022 - Spiritual Alignment, Centering:  Finding Your Balance in an Off-kilter World


    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Master Class Course II 
    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books--including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience, and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings,
    making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title:
    Five Precious Endowments: Embodying the Innate Great Perfection
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    • The  Five Endowments shine the light for us – helping us to recognize five assets right here, right now in the hologram of natural completeness. We are all Buddhas by nature, we only need to awaken and recognize that fact. This is the right time, this is the right place, with the perfect teachings now, pointed out by the right teacher.  And guess what?!  We are the right students!  How can this be?  Let’s look together into this often-overlooked Vajrayana teaching, and See.

    The Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES
    • 02 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Day-Long Live Virtual Meditation Retreat
    with Lama Surya Das



    Clear Light Meditation: Awakening the Inner Radiance

    October 2, 2021
    9 AM to 4 PM EDT

    (Eastern Time Zone)

    Our live virtual meditation retreats are focused on providing
    an online container for the transmission of insight led by
    Lama Surya Das. They offer the perfect opportunity to
    engage with powerful instructions, teachings and
    practices of the Dzogchen tradition.


    The instructions and practices offered in the retreat come
    directly from decades of Lama's teaching experience leading
    retreats and workshops. Lama is known for his innovative adaptations
    of these invaluable wisdom teachings by making them
    accessible and applicable to daily life.

    Our  live retreats are open to new and seasoned
    practitioners in any spiritual tradition.

    For a full description, including schedule and cost,
    please visit our website here.


    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Master Class Course II 
    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books--including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience, and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings,
    making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title:
    Three Vital Points: Striking to the Heart of the Matter
    Connect via Zoom

    • The Essence, the precious, essential pith-instruction – passed down from Buddha’s time to the laughing diamond master, Garab Dorje, and commented on by Patrul Rinpoche, the enlightened vagabond. The Essence of our Dzogchen practice – the Three Vital Points  -- recognizing the View, stabilizing Awareness, and applying it through Action.  Abide in the true heartland; no need to look anywhere else.

    The Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES
    • 06 Nov 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Master Class Course II 
    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books--including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience, and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings,
    making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title:
    Soaring and Swooping:  The Two Truths of the Great Middle Way
    Connect via Zoom

    • Guru Rinpoche said, 'Though my View is as vast as the sky, my conduct regarding karmic cause-and-effect is as fine as barley flour.’  Wisdom and compassion are the two wings that allow our spirits to soar.  Perceiving our profound interconnectedness inspires wise compassionate activity for the boundless benefit of one and all.  In exploring the reciprocity of wisdom and compassion, together we develop character and insightful understanding, deepening our integrated practice and aspiring sacred selves.

    The Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES
    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Master Class Course II 
    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books--including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience, and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings,
    making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title:
    Paramitas: Six, Ten and Beyond
    Connect via Zoom

    • Transcendental, transformative virtues of the Bodhisattva, written by PeaceMaster Shantideva long ago elucidated the practices of the awakened spiritual warrior.  Each applied practice of generosity, self-discipline, patience, perseverance, mindful awareness and wisdom is and can be a way ‘in’ to the authentic awakened mind, including the outer, inner and secret levels of behavior, intention-attitude, and mind-states.  How do we discover these transformative practices, these transcendental virtues? Practice is perfect.  True spirituality doesn’t take us away from the world. It connects us even more deeply.

    The Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES
    • 22 Jan 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Master Class Course II 
    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books--including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience, and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings,
    making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title:
    LamaTales: My Dzogchen Masters and Meditation Teachers
    Connect via Zoom

    • Wisdom and devotion are foundational aspects of our non-sectarian Practice Lineage.  Tales of how my teachers helped me on the Path, in teaching, transmission and transformation. Storytelling for your edification, recalling meeting my meditation Teachers and Lamas in India and the Himalayas, who since the early Seventies,  have pointed the Way through their boundless lovingkindness, generosity, sacred knowledge and blessings.  Don't chase around your LamaTale. If I can do it, you can do it.

    The Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES
    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Master Class Course II 
    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books--including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience, and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings,
    making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title:
    ‘More’ Pith Instructions:  Words of Wisdom for Daily Recollections
    Connect via Zoom

    • Boiled down tips and pointers or Vajra shortcuts, from which a whole Dzogchen teaching and practice can be unfolded. Oral pith-instructions are personal, designed to fit well,  not just generic, one-size-fits-all scriptural teachings—thus informing our deepest knowing. As we recognize and resonate with a pith instruction, we carry it as a koan to ponder, explore, study, seeing how it works in the world and enriching our practice. Travel light and you shall soon arrive.

    The Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES
    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Master Class Course II 
    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books--including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience, and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings,
    making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title:
    Tibetan Dream Yoga: Awakefulness Beyond the Daydream
    Connect via Zoom

    • Where does ‘the dream’ begin and end?  Can we work with the dream while we’re dreaming?  Can we awaken within the dream?  How to see through, transcend the dream, engage the practice of lucid dreaming, and expand our worldView, our weltenschaung?  Like a dream, a fantasy, a sitcom!  Let’s explore dream yoga together, recognizing the Bardo (transition, passageway) with trekchod practices for ‘being through’ and ‘seeing through’ while living the dream.

    The Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES
    • 09 Apr 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register



    Master Class Course II 
    Tuning In To BuddhaVision: One with OurSelves”

    Join one of the most highly respected meditation masters in the West for his second Master Class course and experience a deeper exploration of your contemplative practice. This 8 session live virtual journey is focused on strengthening your meditation practice and furthering self-knowledge and wise discernment.

    Lama Surya Das is an authorized and empowered teacher in the ancient Dzogchen Tibetan Meditation Tradition and the NonSectarian Practicing Lineage. Lama has spent over twenty years in retreat, studying with many of the most profound and honored Tibetan masters of his time. He is the author of 16 books--including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within, and has an extensive collection of teaching and practices, experience, and realization from which he draws. The material covered in each master class comes directly from decades of teaching experience leading meditation retreats and workshops. Lama's signature is his innovative adaptations of these invaluable wisdom teachings,
    making them accessible and applicable to daily living.

    Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
    Title:
    Spiritual Alignment, Centering: Finding Your Balance in an Off-kilter World

    • How to keep our balance, flexibility, openness, and resilience in an off-kilter world?  Balance is not about being ‘locked in’ to position, or finding a comfort zone and staying in it, like a new and cozy rut. Our flow is dynamic responsiveness and loving-awareness,  like the great Tao, like Kuntuzangpo (All-Good), … ever in the zone, assuming our Buddha-seat, making our stand in the groundless ground. Cultivating harmony and alignment, inner silence and serenity even midst the world’s cacophony. Life is too important to take too seriously. Together, let’s lighten and enlighten up!

    The Zoom link will be sent with confirmation email

    For a more detailed description of each class go to MASTER CLASSES

Past events

23 Jul 2021 Live Summer Weekend Virtual Meditation Retreat
05 Jun 2021 One-day Live Virtual Meditation Retreats
15 Mar 2021 Ask the Lama Q & A Sessions
13 Feb 2021 Ask the Lama Q & A Sessions
23 Jan 2021 Master Class Course with Lama Surya Das - Session #5 ~ January 23, 2021 “Transforming Hindrances and Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones”
12 Sep 2020 Master Class Course with Lama Surya Das - Session #1 Recording from September 12, 2020 Class “The Essence of Awakening: Dzogchen View, Meditation, and Action”
24 Jul 2020 Dzogchen Center 2020 Virtual Meditation Retreat
22 Mar 2020 Dzogchen Center 2020 Spring Meditation Retreat- Malibu, CA
14 Jul 2019 Dzogchen Center 2019 Summer Meditation Retreat- Garrison, NY
24 Mar 2019 2019 Spring Meditation Retreat- Malibu, CA
16 Jul 2017 Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat
19 Mar 2017 ONE-WEEK MEDITATION RETREAT- Malibu, CA
02 Jan 2017 Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat
25 Sep 2016 Make Me One With Everything- Wilmington, NC
16 Jul 2016 Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat
30 Jan 2016 One Day Retreat with Lama Surya Das - Laguna Beach, California
02 Jan 2016 Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat
18 Jul 2015 Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat
08 Mar 2015 Dzogchen Center Spring Meditation Retreat
30 Jan 2015 ONE STEP ENLIGHTENMENT - COMING HOME - Laguna Beach California
03 Jan 2015 Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat
24 Oct 2014 Secrets of Tibetan Mindfulness - Catching Yourself Before Things Catch You
12 Sep 2014 Natural Meditation and the Practice of Presencing - Wilmington NC
12 Jul 2014 Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat
22 Mar 2014 Dzogchen Center Spring Advanced Practice Retreat
31 Jan 2014 Natural Meditation and the Practice of Presencing - Costa Mesa California
04 Jan 2014 Dzogchen Center Winter Meditation Retreat


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