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Fri, Sep 08


Saranam Retreat Center

Radical Dzogchen Introduction with Keith Dowman

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Radical Dzogchen Introduction with Keith Dowman
Radical Dzogchen Introduction with Keith Dowman

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 10, 2023, 2:00 PM

Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV 26283, USA

About The Event

Radical Dzogchen meditation points to the nondual reality that is the nature of mind, the nature of our being, the nature of our every timeless moment of experience in the here and now. Knowing mind’s nature, we know Buddha. Here both in theory and in practice we recognize the immediate path as essential Dzogchen. Radical Dzogchen has no specific home in any religion or culture. Rather, every religion and culture is home to radical dzogchen. Although different labels may identify it in those diverse human contexts, its existential reality is the same.

Keith Dowman is a  renowned translator and teacher of Dzogchen. A student of the great Dzogchen lamas Dudjom Rinpoche and Kanjur Rinpoche, he lived in India and Nepal for 50 years. His translations include Skydancer: The Secret Life and Songs of Lady Yeshe Tsogyel and Longchenpa’s Natural Perfection and Spaciousness. Teaching the Dharma since 1992, his original concern was to assist in bridge building from East to West, a conduit for the lamas’ buddha-dharma. Now that that aim has been achieved,  the essence of Dzogchen which he calls radical Dzogchen is his primary concern and the main content of his teaching. Currently based in Tepoztlan, Mexico, he leads a nomadic lifestyle, teaching Dzogchen nonmeditation worldwide. This Dzogchen--nonculturally specific and easily assimilable into Western culture--can, he believes, provide a key to a renaissance, or at least a reformation, of Western mysticism in the existential mold.

Cost: Tuition is $175 for the weekend. And to cover utilities and maintenance, Saranam asks for a donation: $30 for day attendance or $50 for overnight stays.

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  • Tuition and day attendance

    This ticket covers the tuition and attendance Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday until the end of the retreat.

  • Tuition and overnight stays

    This ticket covers the tuition, attendance Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday until the end of the retreat, and overnight lodging on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Meals

    This ticket covers dinner on Friday, Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday.




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