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Dzogchen Center Summer Meditation Retreat

  • 18 Jul 2015
  • 6:00 PM
  • 25 Jul 2015
  • 11:00 AM
  • Garrison Institute, 14 Mary's Way, Garrison, NY 10524


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes accommodation in Shared Dorm Room with up to 3 beds each.
  • Attendance for the first half of retreat only. Includes accommodation in Shared Double Room (2 beds). Upgraded Private room selection is available during registration process.
  • Includes accommodation in Shared Double Room (2 beds). Upgraded Private room selection is available during registration process.
  • Double (shared) accommodations.

For Full Retreat Choose "Standard Retreat Package" for half retreat choose "Half Retreat Standard Package". You may select private room accommodations on the next screen for an additional fee.
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The Natural Great Awakening


We are all Buddhas by nature--we only have to awaken and recognize who we are and how we fit perfectly in this world. This is the teaching of the innate Great Perfection--Dzogchen. Introducing us to this natural wisdom and compassion is the life-work of Lama Surya Das. For the annual Summer Dzogchen Meditation Retreat, he will teach the View, Meditation and Action of the Great Perfection: timeless and inspiring heart-essence instructions passed down in this contemplative tradition for many centuries.

We invite you to join Dzogchen Lineage Holder Lama Surya Das for a week of awakening to the joy of naturally-arising timeless awareness. Lama Surya will teach throughout the week and offer lively Q&A sessions.  In addition to guided and silent meditations, dharma talks, heart-opening chanting and private interviews, this retreat will also feature optional and uplifting Tibetan Energy Yoga each morning.

Outside of the teaching hall, the precious gift of Noble Silence is observed, allowing us the peace and spaciousness to explore the mind, as well as to rest and retreat from the busyness of everyday life & chatter.

In addition to formal sessions, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings  preserved by the Open Space Institute on the banks of the mighty Hudson River. Those preferring to stay inside can relax in a lounge looking out, or browse selected postings in the retreat reading room.

Registration fees are inclusive of accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals for this seven-day retreat. Additional discounts are available for students in full-time education. House-Jobs are available for a lower cost and are typically 1 hour per day required work.  Registration does not include compensation for the teacher, which will be accepted in the traditional form of dana (voluntary donation) in honor of the teachings.

In our attempts to improve we have simplified the registration process by offering "Retreat Packages".  Similar to inclusive style vacations a STANDARD package includes accommodation in a Shared Room.   If you prefer a private room (not shared) you may choose to upgrade to a Private Room during the registration process.  Payment may be made at the time of booking or you may choose to pay a deposit and be invoiced for the remainder of your retreat fees

For Student scholarships, dormitory packages or work-study rates please contact:

 Kathleen Albanese - kathleen@surya.org

For more general description about Dzogchen Retreats, please click here before returning to this page to register.

Before registering, please be sure to read "Paying for Your Seasonal Retreat", which indicates the terms applicable to your deposit, balance payment and any cancellation in regard to your registration. 

Please register as early as possible to reserve a place and secure your choice of accommodation, using the Register button at left.  


Alternatively, call 781-316-0113 for assistance registering for this or any of our retreats.

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