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Lions Roar : March 2008
SHAMBHALA SUN MARCH 2008 93 dzogchen the natural great perfection DZOGCHEN RETREATS WITH LAMA SURYA DAS Dzogchen is the consummate practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Considered by many to be "the teaching of our time," Dzogchen is direct, immediate, essentialized, adaptable, and profound: a pure awareness practice applicable to any circumstance and readily integrated into modern life. Dzogchen, often translated as the Natural Great Perfection, directly introduces us to our inner Buddha, the inherent freedom, purity and perfection of being that is our true nature. Dzogchen Center Meditation Retreats are held across the country, throughout the year as shown below: DZOGCHEN MEDITATION RETREATS Joshua Tree, CA Spring March 29 – April 6, 2008 Garrison, NY Summer July 25 – August 3, 2008 Garrison, NY Winter January 2 – 11, 2009 MULTIPLE TEACHINGS DAILY • NOBLE SILENCE • BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS VEGETARIAN MEALS • PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE, AND DORM ROOMS AVAILABLE For complete information and secure on-line registration for all of these scheduled events, go to www.dzogchen.org/retreats, e-mail email@example.com, or call 617-628 -1702. LAMA SURYA DAS is the author of The Big Questions (Rodale, 2007) and Buddha Is As Buddha Does, (HarperSanFrancisco, 2007). He is also the author of Natural Radiance (Sounds True), as well as a number of other books including Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be and the Awakening trilogy, which includes the classic Awakening the Buddha Within (Broadway). Lama Surya is a Lineage holder of Tibetan Buddhism in the Rime (non-sectarian) tradition. For over thirty years, including more than eight years in secluded retreat, he has studied with the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism. With his open and lively style, he is particularly effective in the transmission of Buddhism in viable Western forms by presenting Buddhist ethics and insight, as well as methods of practice, in a manner accessible to all. DZOGCHEN CENTER BUDDHISM FOR THE WEST MAR 78-107.indd 93 MAR 78-107.indd 93 12/19/07 2:43:39 PM 12/19/07 2:43:39 PM