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2010 Dzogchen Spring Retreat
Sunday, April 4 through Sunday, April 11, 2010
Khenpo teaching out on the land at the DRC, September 2009
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Dzogchen Spring Retreat with teachings and trainings on The Buddha Path starting at 3 PM on Sunday, April 4, 2010 and ending at 3 PM on Sunday, April 11, 2010.
Teachings and Trainings on The Buddha Path The retreat will be taught by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The retreat 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.
How to Register Because space is limited, we may have to decline some applicants, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Application period will close on March 27, 2010. Once you apply, we will contact you to confirm your registration.
Important Message for 2010 Internship Applicants If you are planning on attending the 2010 Six-Month Dzogchen Internship and have NOT attended a retreat with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, you must attend this retreat to meet this requirement. For more information, please contact Erik Jung, the 2010 Dzogchen Internship Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Spring Retreat Director NEEDED We are looking for 2010 Spring Retreat attendees who may be interested in also serving as an Assistant Director during the retreat. Responsibilities include preparing the retreat center before the retreat, assisting the Retreat Director, managing volunteers, organizing retreat projects, and more. Note that this is a volunteer position and the Assistant Director will be expected to pay the full retreat fee. If you’re interested, please contact Marc Baldwin, the Spring Retreat Director.
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2010 Dzogchen Internship Program
Six-month option: June 6, 2010 to December 6, 2010
Three-month option: June 6 to September 6, 2010
The Graduating Class of the 2008 Internship
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 Dzogchen Lineage Internship. This intensive retreat will begin on June 6, 2010 and conclude on December 6, 2010. We will offer a three-month option ending September 6, 2010, but students are encouraged to attend the entire six-month program.
The Dzogchen Lineage Internship curriculum includes a line-by-line commentary on The Buddha Path as well as teachings on the Rigdzin Dupa, Dechen Gyalmo and twelve core shedra texts of the Dzogchen Lineage. The program’s comprehensive approach balances scholarly study, group practice and powerful meditation techniques. Its instructor, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, blends ancient wisdom with modern techniques, bringing the Buddha’s teachings to bear on the problems we face in today’s world.
Time is of the essence. Early-bird pricing ends on May 1, 2010 and if you have not attended a retreat with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, you must attend the 2010 Dzogchen Spring Retreat.
This just in! We’ve printed up a 12-page Color Brochure outlining the 2010 Internship Program. See the online version and download a copy here:
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Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat in America 2010 (for speakers of Mandarin Chinese)
Sunday, July 25 through Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Teaching and practice in the Shrine Tent, September 2009
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat for Chinese students and all Chinese-speaking people everywhere. This retreat is guided by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and is, scheduled to run from July 25, 2010 to August 25, 2010. This will be a great opportunity to learn, contemplate, and meditate on Dharma in the Chinese language.
Thanks to the efforts and generosity of many Chinese-speaking practitioners, the first edition of the Chinese edition of The Buddha Path has now been printed and is in wide distribution. Now we have the precious opportunity to study and practice these sacred teachings at the beautiful Dzogchen Retreat Center USA, a great environment to learn authentic Dharma.
We sincerely invite all Chinese-speaking communities throughout the entire world to join us on this retreat.
Vajra Dancing in the Mandala Garden, September 2009
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is proud to announce our 8th annual Summer Retreat to be held at the beautiful Dzogchen Retreat Center USA. This two-week retreat will run concurrently with the 2010 Internship Program and will be an ideal opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage.
Look for more information and registration to be published by April 2010.
For all questions regarding the 2010 Dzogchen Summer Retreat, please contact:
The Urban Winter Retreat in Las Vegas on Khenpo's Birthday, January 3, 2010
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation just completed a successful year in Dharma activities under the guidance of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. We had a successful 64-Day and a Three-Month Internship directed by Hazlitt Krog and Autumn Retreat directed by Sean Young at the Dzogchen Retreat Center (DRC). The Chinese Buddha Path Retreat directed by Vivian Fung, was also a great success.
Away from the DRC, Betsi Drayman successfully organized the Urban Winter Retreat in Las Vegas. In addition, Khenpo Choga gave many Dharma teachings to students across the United States. Rinpoche also conducted a week-long retreat in Moscow, Russia. It is very exciting to see so many people learning and benefiting from Khenpo’s teachings on Buddhism and positive thinking!
Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s aspiration is that all of his students teach Dharma, wherever they can and to the best of their ability. We’re so happy to see the graduates of the Dzogchen Internship Programs fulfilling Dzogchen Khenpo Choga’s aspiration by teaching Dharma around the world. Many graduates are running on-going teachings in their communities and leading group practice.
We’re especially happy and rejoice in the Dharma teaching tours of Hazlitt Krog and Kunzang. These two Dzogchen Intern Bodhisattvas demonstrate the depth of teaching and practice acquired under the guidance of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Please support them and all Dzogchen Interns who are teaching the Dharma.
Kunzang (Orgyen Zangpo) Asian Dharma Teaching Tour
Kunzang (Orgyen Zangpo) on stage in the Gonpa teaching for YouTube
Kunzang (Orgyen Zangpo) will be teaching in Asia this March and April. The overall Itinerary with contact info is as follows:
Hazlitt on tour teaching at the Lohan Center in Las Vegas, February 12, 2010
Hazlitt (Upasaka Bodhisattva Pema Bhadra Dorje) has embarked on a 10,000 mile Dharma teaching tour. The tour began January 15 and is ongoing through May 28, 2010, lasting over 4-months. Hazlitt is giving teachings and engaging in Dharma activities in over 35 cities in the United States, Mexico and Canada. He has already taught over 42 formal sessions in Boulder City, Los Angeles, Encinitas, Orange, San Diego, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Toronto. He has also given numerous spontaneous unannounced teachings in places like Malibu, CA and Olean, NY.
During the current tour, Hazlitt will be teaching approximately 100 more sessions in cities including, but not limited to:
Manhattan, NY: March 19–21 SF Bay Area, CA: April 2–4 Arcata, CA: April 9–11 Eugene, OR: April 16–18 Portland, OR: April 22–25 Port Townsend, WA: April 30–May 2 Vancouver, BC: May 7–9 Boise, ID: May 14–16 Salt Lake City, UT: May 21–23
For Hazlitt's complete schedule, to register for events, host a teaching, and to support his teaching activities, visit the Path Buddha website or contact Hazlitt at 415-846-3618 or email@example.com.
Chinese Dharma Teachings in Dong Guan, China
Dzogchen Bodhisattvas Heng Li and Liu Jian (Lau Kin), along with guiding teacher Wang Li, gave a series of Dharma teachings in Dong Guan, China last Autumn and Winter. The teachings were hosted by Tiffany Guilian Liu and ran through November and December of 2009. The topics centered on the concise teachings of The Buddha Path, now widely distributed in the Chinese Language.
There have been many improvements at the Dzogchen Retreat Center in preparation for future retreats and the upcoming 2010 Dzogchen Lineage Internship Program. Thanks to Erik Jung, Marc Baldwin and many others, the Gonpa now has a second floor which has become a beautiful library for Khenpo and the Sangha to read and reference Buddhist texts.
The first floor of the Gonpa has also changed with Kunzang installing a propane heater and Erik managing the removal of the bar, since we are no longer running a saloon! Now, there is more space for student seating during future retreats.
The kitchen has also seen some improvement with the recent installment of our antique wood cooking stove thanks to the efforts of Zak Kearns, Marc, and others. It has really reduced the moisture level in the kitchen and is now a warm place for people to eat, talk and relax.
The men’s dormitory was also finished due to the hard work of many volunteers over the past year and it is now a beautiful space for sleeping, playing music or having Dharma discussions.
General upkeep is headed by Kunzang and John Sullard. Much of the donations go to the expenses of maintaining the property. Thanks to your help and good intentions the DRC is flourishing and becoming more beautiful and functional.
Rejoice! We Now Own the Dzogchen Retreat Center Land!
The Beautiful Mandala Garden at the Dzogchen Retreat Center
This past year on Thanksgiving, DSSF took legal ownership of the DRC! This wouldn’t have happened without the generosity of our Sangha, donors, contributors, lenders, and volunteers. We should all rejoice in everything we have accomplished.
Let’s continue to work together and pay back DSSF's outstanding unsecured loans of $150,000 by July so we can be debt-free and focus more of our funds on preserving and perpetuating the Dzogchen Lineage!
Owning the land and being debt-free allows us to focus our resources on retreats, scholarships, translations, publishing, and more. With monthly operating expenses averaging about $5,000 per month, we will have an ongoing need for your support.
Please help us. There are several ways you can assist us in this effort, including some that don’t require any money.
The Best Way You Can Help:
Join the Circle of Compassion with a suggested donation of $1 dollar per day (using a recurring donation of $30 per month). It’s easy and automatic. You can help us reach our goal of 500 people contributing $1 a day. Just think, for 1/4 the price of a daily latte, you can help preserve the Dzogchen Lineage.
Other Ways You Can Help:
Mail your tax-deductible donation checks to:
Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA
1400 Colorado Street, Suite C
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Register for one of our retreats, such as the 2010 Six-Month Internship Program.
Organize a fundraiser in your local area. You can have a yard sale, a car wash, a bake sale, a used book sale, a benefit concert, a fundraising dinner, or even host a Dharma movie night.
Study the Practice of Generosity and rejoice in the past, present and future generosity of yourself and others. Your act of giving can be transformed from a fleeting moment into an ongoing powerful practice.