The Boise Spring Retreat
Teachings and Trainings on The Buddha Path
Sunday, April 28 through Saturday, May 4, 2013
This page updated: February 6, 2013
The Bosie Dharma Center is pleased to announce our Boise Retreat under the guidance of Upasaka Bodhisattva Zangshod (Marc Baldwin), as authorized by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. This one-week retreat will be held at the Boise Dharma Center and will take place the final week of April and into the first week of May. This retreat presents an ideal opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage.
The 2013 Bosie Spring Retreat will commence at 3 PM on Sunday, April 28, 2013 and conclude at 3 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
The curriculum includes in-depth teaching on the fundamental principles of Buddhism as presented in Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s practice text The Buddha Path. This program's engaging approach is designed to give students real-world skills for coping with the stressors of modern life by laying out a solid foundation for Dharma practice, on and off the cushion.
About the Teacher
Upasaka Bodhisattva Zangshod (Marc Baldwin) is an authorized Dharma Teacher under the guidance of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.
Zangshod, a longtime Buddhist practitioner, has spent more than four years studying closely with Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He is a passionate and inspiring teacher in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthig Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
About the Lineage
Since Dzgochen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will be teaching overseas during the spring, he has requested that Marc lead the 2013 Bosie Spring Retreat.
A vibrant and dynamic teacher, Khenpo Choga is a 33rd-generation lineage holder of the Buddhist wisdom lineage of Dzogchen, a lama of Dzogchen Monastery, and professor of the Dzogchen Shri Singha University. Khen Rinpoche has more than seven years of solitary cave meditation experience in the 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 Buddha's teachings, and which is now available in English, Chinese, Russian, and German. It is soon to be released in Nepali, Japanese, and Spanish.
As always the teachings and ceremonies themselves are offered free of charge, but it is traditional in Buddhism for the student to make an individual offering to the teacher during the retreat. You may voluntarily make an offering to the teacher at anytime during the retreat. It is most auspicious to do this at the beginning of the retreat at the end of the opening ceremony.
The retreat fees listed below are used to pay for food, supplies, utilities and maintenance of the facilities.
- Full Retreat ~ $200 (paid in advance by Sunday April 21)
- Full Retreat ~ $250 (paid after April 21 or at the event)
- Age 19 and under ~ $160 (paid in advance by Sunday April 21)
- Age 64 and over ~ $160 (paid in advance by Sunday April 21)
- Partial retreat ~ $150 (Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed)
- Underage Child ~ contact Retreat Director
When making your travel plans, please plan your schedule so that you arrive at the retreat center after lunch, and depart the retreat center after lunch on the dates listed above. You are welcome to come earlier or stay after the retreat to help us with preparations and clean-up of the retreat center.
Please Read About the Details
We have a separate page with all of the details about the retreat that you should read prior to applying. Please carefully review the Retreat Details, Conditions and Policies before registering. Everyone is welcome to apply by clicking here.
If you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.
How to Register
Because space is limited, we may have to decline some applicants, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The application period will close on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Once you apply, we will contact you to confirm your registration.
How to Make Payments
Payment is due in full at the time of acceptance of your application. There will be no refunds after the close of the application period. Learn more on the Retreat Payment Options Page.
The Great Merit of Supporting Retreats
Even if you will not be able to attend this retreat, you or anyone else you know may earn tremendous merit by supporting those in retreat. If you would like to contribute financially or with your time, contact us immediately. There are a variety of different projects underway intended to support the retreat experience, including maintenance of the facilities and grounds. Funding for our scholarship program is also greatly needed.
There are three ways you can help:
Come to the retreat center prior to the Spring Retreat and get the unique benefits of a work retreat.
Offer donations for raw materials and supplies.
Sponsor students and volunteers who want to perform work retreats.
If you would like to help or would like more information, please contact the retreat director.
Join the Circle of Compassion
Support the Dzogchen Retreat Center Project
For the peace and happiness of all beings, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA is asking for your support to ensure the future of the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA, under the spiritual guidance of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.
Your help is urgently needed to ensure the preservation, practice, and transmission of the unbroken Dzogchen Lineage tradition for increasing personal happiness and creating lasting world peace. Please visit our website where you can donate online and join our ongoing giving program, the Circle of Compassion, or make a one-time donation to the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA Project. "Generosity is the root of wealth and prosperity."
Learn more at: www.dzogchenlineage.org/giving
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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