How to Prepare for Dzogchen Meditation Retreat

What are the supportive conditions for meditation? It is a traditional question that is the first topic to be addressed in Tibetan meditation instruction manuals.

Attending online: For this Dzogchen Retreat, you are invited to set up a special place for the retreat in your home. You can set aside a dedicated space for the retreat such as a room, a closet, a tent in the backyard, an office… whatever quiet place you can find to dedicate to the practice. Doing this will make a difference. The purpose of this retreat is to deeply relax, to find a deep sense of serenity in our body and mind. It will be easier to do that if you have a dedicated space. 

Even if it is not possible to have a separate space, a partial space in a room can be designated by setting up a meditation seat and small shrine, as well as a table for your computer.

Attending online or in-person: We recommend having everything you might need to make it through the retreat days — some blankets and pillows for yoga, some water, your headset or microphone and computer, a cushion to sit on for practice, a notebook and pen, your bell and drum if you have them, and some incense for the morning smoke offerings that we do daily on retreat. The staff will guide you through the rest, so just set up a place as supportive as possible.

Simple shrine

Simple meditation seat

Simple yoga space

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