Event : Dzogchen Spring Retreat
Date : May 12 - 19 2012
Website : www.dzogchenlineage.org/springretreat
Event : Dzogchen Summer Retreat
Date : July 01 - 08 2012
Website : www.dzogchenlineage.org/summerretreat
Event : 5th Dzogchen Lineage Internship
Date : July 21 - August 24(1 month option)/October 26(3 month option)
Venue : Dzogchen Retreat Center, Oregon, USA
Address : 4325 Commerce St., Suite 111-442, Eugene, OR 97402 USA
Newsletter Issue 24 : http://www.dzogchenlineage.org/mailings ... ws-24.html
Website : http://www.dzogchenlineage.org/schedule.html
The 2012 Dzogchen Spring Retreat will be taught by Erik Jung, a monk and authorized Dharma Teacher under the guidance of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Erik, a lifelong Buddhist practitioner, has spent more than eight years studying closely with Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He is a passionate and inspiring teacher in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthig Lineage of Mahayana Buddhism.The fee for an adult to attend this one-week residential retreat will be $500 which includes your utilities, room, and board. The teachings are offered freely, with opportunities to engage in dana, the practice of generosity, for the support of the teacher.
The summer weeks leading up to each Internship are our busy season here at the Dzogchen Retreat Center. Many Interns come early and other sangha members come home to the DRC to enjoy our wonderful weather and help with one or more of the many volunteer projects. The fees to participate are only $20 per day, $140 per week. Come for one day, a weekend, or a few weeks.
July 21 – August 24, 2012 (1 month option)
The first month of the Internship is also the 2012 Buddha Path Retreat (for Chinese and English Speakers) a multi-national gathering of the International students of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Attendees of the first month are recommended to have attended at least one seasonal retreat within the Dzogchen Lineage or be tutored by a graduate of a prior Internship who can help you prepare for the retreat.
Cost of the One Month Internship: USD$1,500
July 21 – October 26, 2012 (3 month option)
The full three-month program is intended only for internship graduates of prior Dzogchen Lineage Internships. This internship is intended for those who sincerely want to become Dzogchen Lineage teachers, benefit others, and realize wisdom and compassion in this lifetime. It is for students who have faith in the Dzogchen Lineage, and who understand that progress in Dharma, the root of happiness, requires comprehensive training and continuous diligence in the three techniques: learning, contemplation and meditation.
Cost of the Three-Month Internship option : USD$3,500
This internship is intended for those who sincerely want to benefit others and realize wisdom and compassion in this lifetime. It is for students who have faith in the Dzogchen Lineage, and who understand that progress in Dharma, the root of happiness, requires comprehensive training and continuous diligence in the three techniques: learning, contemplation and meditation.
Dzogchen Lineage Holder Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, a meditation master and professor of Dzogchen Shri Singha University, will lead the internship and provide daily instruction to all students during the entire three-month internship. This program is an extraordinary opportunity to receive profound instructions directly from a living Vajra Master born and trained in Tibet.
As Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche teaches us, "Human life is precious. Life is impermanent. If you realize in this life that your top priority is teaching Dharma to others for the sake of world peace, then this Dzogchen Lineage Internship program is for you."Based on the belief that lasting change must come from within, the Dzogchen Lineage Internship serves to create Dharma teachers with a firm foundation in Buddhist fundamentals. Throughout the course of this internship, students will train in increasing renunciation, compassion, faith, love and wisdom, changing themselves for the better so that they might better serve others.
The intensive and comprehensive approach to the teachings used in this internship are specifically intended to help students to become tutors, guides & teachers of the Dharma, as well as Dzogchen Lineage Holders.Khenpo Choga Rinpoche teaches all courses in English, drawing upon his knowledge of Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese when appropriate. Internship tutors facilitate discussion and understanding of each day’s teachings.
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation’s mission is to support the preservation, practice, and transmission of the ancient and unbroken Dzogchen tradition in the modern world. The Dzogchen Wisdom Lineage—Buddha’s entire authentic teaching—is a time-tested tradition of practice with specific techniques to achieve both the immediate goal of individual happiness and the ultimate goal of Vast Awakening.