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  • The Dzogchen Retreat

    Online with Pema Khandro

Finding Comfort and Ease

August 19-21st, 2022
9am-12pm PST | 12-3pm EST

“Unconfined, beyond all partiality,

Not trammeled in the snare of tenets,

Free from the discursive mind,

Non-dual, perfect, great equality,

The wisdom of the Conquerors,

The vast expanse beyond extremes—

This is what practitioners should fully recognize.”

~ Longchenpa. “Finding Comfort and Ease In Meditation.”

A time to contemplate expansive peace and innermost presence, this retreat will focus on cultivating deep rest through advanced relaxation practice and study of Dzogchen teachings and meditation. This is an opportunity to connect with the beautiful poetry of esoteric Buddhism at its best through vantage point of Longchenpa.

The Trilogy of Finding Comfort and Ease was written by Longchenpa, the great fourteenth century Dzogchen master. These instructions lay out the path from its foundations to the experience of deep contemplative awareness and experience beyond grasping. It includes guidance on the stages of meditation and the ways to unravel and find rest in the nature of mind. This is a path of encountering innate wisdom through letting go in its sweetest sense, the letting go of effort and tension to rediscover an uncontrived presence. This is meditation in its esoteric form taught in the Tibetan tradition as a method to find the uncontrived state of natural innate wisdom.

Join Lama and Dzogchen scholar, Pema Khandro in this three day immersion in Longchenpa’s works along side guided practice of Dzogchen semdzin, precious practices for holding on to the nature of mind which have been taught annually at this retreat for the last decade. The annual Dzogchen retreat is usually held in person, but this year due to Covid-19 concerns, is being made available online in an accessible short format of morning sessions.

Recommended pre-requisites for this retreat are Vajrayana Training, Ngondro and Buddhist meditation experience, however, registration is open to all.

Tuition and Financial Aid Considerations

General Tuition $180
Late Tuition (after 8/12) $210

50% Discount for Snow Lion Members or FREE with Sustainer Membership, All Access Pass*

*Members can Apply Member Discount Codes at Checkout

The course costs are set at a minimum fee already, with financial aid built into all tuition rates. Because we are a non-profit organization, the costs of all activities and overhead of our organization must be covered by the participants of the courses or donations and all courses are offered at below cost. For those who are experiencing genuine financial hardship and wish to enroll in the course, Financial Aid applications are available. (Applications must be received in advance. There are two Financial Aid Scholarships available for this program.) Financial Aid Scholarships receive a 50% discount on tuition. 

Submit Financial Aid Scholarship Application Here (link)

For Ordained Monastics: Submit the Monastic Scholarship Application Here (link)

  • General Tuition – Live Online
  • 180$
    1 year access
  • Attend Live Online with Pema Khandro and International Community
  • Access the recordings of course anytime for 1 year from the time of purchase
  • Watch again and again
  • *Members apply discount code at checkout
  • Annual meeting with Pema Khandro
  • *Fulfillment of Pre-requisites may apply.
    **Does not include costs for lodging, meals or guest teachers.
  • Online Access Pass
  • 150$
    per month
  • Instant Access to Online Classes and Self-Paced Courses
  • 50% Discount on Tuition for trainings and retreats, with 6 month commitment
  • Invitation to Member-Only Events
  • *Fulfillment of Pre-requisites may apply.
    **Does not include costs for lodging, meals, or guest teachers.
  • Annual meeting with Pema Khandro
  • *Fulfillment of Pre-requisites may apply.
    **Does not include costs for lodging, meals or guest teachers.
  • All Access Pass
  • 250$
    per month
  • Unlimited access to all online and in-person courses, trainings, retreats
  • 100% Discount on tuition for courses, trainings and residential retreats, with 6 month commitment
  • Unlimited access to all videos, audio recordings, and digital downloads
  • Invitation to Member-Only Events
  • Annual meeting with Pema Khandro
  • *Fulfillment of Pre-requisites may apply.
    **Does not include costs for lodging, meals or guest teachers.
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