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Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat in San Diego

Teachings and Trainings on The Buddha Path

Friday, May 31 through Friday, June 7, 2013

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Last updated: April 8, 2013

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce our Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat in San Diego under the guidance of Hazlitt Krog, Upasaka Bodhisattva Pema Bhadra Dorje, as authorized by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. This one-week retreat will be held at the Dharma Bum Temple and will run the first week of June. This FREE one-week retreat presents an ideal opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage. 

The Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat in San Diego will commence at 3 PM on Friday, May 31, 2013 and conclude at 3 PM on Friday, June 8, 2013. This year’s teaching and training will include in-depth and direct teachings on the sacred text The Buddha Path, the Buddhist fundamentals, and will include many practices including mantra recitation, reciting sacred text, visualizations, music making, light offerings, and food offerings.

The retreat is free, and seating is limited at the Temple, so please register early.


About the Teacher

The Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat in San Diego will be taught by Hazlitt Krog, Upasaka Bodhisattva Pema Bhadra Dorje, authorized as Dharma Teacher of The Buddha Path by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

Hazlitt Krog, Upasaka Bodhisattva Pema Bhadra Dorje

Hazlitt teaching at the Dzogchen Retreat Center

An experienced teacher, Hazlitt recently spent 22 months traveling over 26,000 miles across North America offering over 320 Dharma teaching sessions in 31 states and provinces. For the first six months of 2013, Hazlitt is on an Asian Dharma teaching tour though Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, followed by a Western United States Dharma teaching tour in Nevada, Arizona, California, and Oregon.

Hazlitt is also a singer songwriter who pens Dharma-inspired music. This retreat will feature extensive commentary on, and practice of, The Buddha Path. Hazlitt is planning many group activities including joyous singing, playing musical instruments, hiking, as well as time for personal practice.

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About the Lineage

Since Khenpo Choga will be teaching overseas during July, he has requested that Hazlitt lead the Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat in San Diego.

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.

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Retreat Pricing

This retreat is FREE.

As is commonly practiced, Buddhist teachings and ceremonies are offered free of charge. You may voluntarily make an offering to the teacher at anytime during the retreat. According to what Buddha taught, it is most auspicious to do this at the beginning of a teaching or retreat.

At the request of our host, the Dharma Bum Temple, there will be no fees collected or pressure to donate. The Dharma Bum Temple is generously not asking any fees for our use of their facility. You may voluntarilly make an offering to the Temple anytime and your support is both welcomed and needed.

When making your travel plans, please plan your schedule so that you arrive at the Temple after lunch, and depart the Temple after lunch on the dates listed above. You are encouraged to come earlier or stay after the retreat to help us with preparations and clean-up of the Temple.


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.

If you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.


How to Register

Everyone is welcome to apply by clicking here

Because the retreat is free and 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 May 20, 2013. Once you apply, we will contact you to confirm your registration. 

Please carefully review the Retreat Details, Conditions and Policies before registering.

Everyone is welcome to apply by clicking here


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 as a volunteer, contact us immediately.

There are three ways you can help:

  1. Come to the Temple prior to the Retreat to help prepare the sacred retreat mandala
  2. Offer donations for retreat food and supplies.
  3. Come to the Temple immediately after the Retreat to help pack up the sacred retreat mandala

If you would like to help or would like more information, please contact the retreat director.


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Support the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation

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. "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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