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Dzogchen Autumn Retreat 2008
Guided by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

To be held at Dzogchen Retreat Center USA

Last updated: October 4, 2008

From Saturday, October 4 through Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

“One who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance,
One whose wisdom vastly knows all things,
Is Vast Awakening, like a lotus in full bloom,
And is renowned as Buddha.”

—from the Mahayana Sutra Lamkara

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Dzogchen Fall Retreat guided by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The Retreat is organized by Dzogchen Shri Singha Idaho and will be held at the beautiful, secluded Dzogchen Retreat Center USA. This year’s teachings will focus on the pith instructions found in The Buddha Path. These profound methods help one to eradicate negative thinking and increase positive thinking by understanding, experiencing, and realizing of one's own nature, which is True Happiness, or Vast Awakening.

Retreat Pricing

Seating is limited, so please read further details, and apply now to reserve your space.

One Week (October 4 to October 11):
Seniors (65 and up): $400
Adults (18-64): $500
Teens (13-17): $300
Youths (6-12): $200
Children (0-5): Free

All fees will be used to cover the costs of accommodations, meals, utilities, supplies, and incidentals. Students who would like to arrive early and help with preparations, or to stay after the retreat to help with clean-up, can stay at the Dzogchen Retreat Center for $20 dollars per day, with meals included.


Registration will be open until September 27, 2008. However, space is limited, so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure your reservation. After you have completed the online form, the Retreat Director will contact you to confirm your registration.

Please carefully read the Autumn Retreat Details and Policies page before registering. This page contains more detailed information about what to expect during your stay at the Retreat Center, as well as guidelines for conduct. This page also contains the link for the online registration form. By registering for the Autumn Retreat you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the contents of the Details and Policies page. 


Payment is due in full once your completed registration has been approved. No refunds will be issued after the close of registration on September 27, 2008. You can learn more on the Retreat Payment Options page.

The Great Merit of Supporting This Retreat

Now, more than ever, the powerfully focused Sangha practice of retreat is vital for purifying the harmful energy of negative thinking that proliferates as the complex problems that we find in modern societies. It also provides a means for the public to transform impermanent worldly resources into an inexhaustible source of merit. It is the aspiration of the organizers of the Autumn Retreat to raise $5,000 for this retreat to finance the purchase of offerings, ritual implements, sacred clothes, musical instruments and decorative ornaments to be utilized for the benefit of all beings.

Especially for those who may not be able to attend this retreat, a donation made with pure intention to support its success is an extremely beneficial and worthwhile action. Please consider contributing to the Retreat Fund today by contacting the Retreat Director.

About H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

A vibrant and dynamic teacher, Khenpo Choga Rinpoche is a 33rd-generation holder of the Buddhist wisdom lineage of Dzogchen, a lama of Dzogchen Monastery, and a professor of Dzogchen Shri Singha Five Sciences University. Rinpoche has more than seven years of solitary cave meditation experience in high Tibetan holy mountains and embodies the qualities of a realized practitioner and yogi. He is a published author of numerous Tibetan and English books, including The Buddha Path, a practice book that encompasses all of the Buddha's teachings, and which is now available in English and Chinese, and is soon to be released in Spanish and Russian. More »

Contact Information

For more information on any of the above please contact:

Nathan McIntyre
Dzogchen Autumn Retreat Director

Email: nathan.mcintyre@dzogchenidaho.org
USA Telephone: 208-841-7927

Dzogchen Autumn Retreat Information and Registration Site

Retreat Overview

Online Registration Form

Retreat Details and Policies

Retreat Payment Options





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