Dreamlike Enlightenment: Understanding Illusion from a Dzogchen Perspective (Crestone, CO) 2022
With Tsoknyi Rinpoche
September 6 - 12, 2022
Teachings: Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Translation: Adam Kane
Registration for this retreat is now closed.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche often quotes an ancient teaching of the Buddha: “My dreamlike form appears to dreamlike beings to show them the dreamlike path that leads to dreamlike enlightenment.”
If even enlightenment is said to be dreamlike, what is it to be fully awake, free from illusion, yet with a heart full of compassion? Rinpoche will teach on these profound themes in this retreat.
This is an open, silent retreat, and no prerequisites are necessary.
Registration for this retreat will open on June 15, 2022, at noon MDT and will close when the retreat is at capacity, but no later than 5 p.m. August 15, 2022. We expect this retreat to fill very quickly. All retreatants are responsible for finding lodging and providing for their meals. There is no camping available on the Yeshe Rangsal retreat land.
When registration is open, a button will appear on this page saying “Register Now” which will take you to the registration form.
Please do not book lodging until your retreat registration is confirmed.
Students who are enrolled in the Membership Program and have a current, active membership as of June 1 are guaranteed a space in the retreat only if they register within the first month that registration for this retreat has been open, on or before June 30.
For those who do not meet the vaccination requirement or do not register before registration closes, there are two streamed retreat options. We hope you will register for one of these.
Introductory streamed retreat:
Advanced 6-day streamed retreat:
ON-SITE CHECK-IN AND SCHEDULE
Onsite check-in will be from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. MDT on September 6th at the Yeshe Rangsal tent site. Students and staff will be required to self-administer a Covid quick test 24 – 72 hours before arrival and will be asked to sign a form verifying that they administered a self-test and the result was negative. Those traveling by air, bus or ridesharing will be required to self-test at check-in. A negative test is required before admittance to the tent. Please bring a Covid rapid test with you (Binax). If you arrive late for check-in, after 4 p.m., you will not be admitted to the teachings until the following day.
Masks will be required in the tent, support building, carpools, or shared rides.
Orientation begins in the Yeshe Rangsal tent at 4:30 p.m. followed by the first teaching by Tsoknyi Rinpoche at 5:15 p.m. There will be one 2 hour teaching, a recap of the teachings and four meditation sessions daily. Each retreatant will be able to attend one small group audience with Rinpoche to ask personal practice questions.
This retreat formally ends the evening of September 11th. Departure day is September 12th.
The scholarship application period for this retreat is now closed.
A limited number of scholarships will be awarded with funds applying to the tuition portion of the program only. The scholarship application deadline is July 15th. Late applications cannot be accepted. More information about scholarships can be found at:
For more information about Crestone retreats, please visit Crestone Retreat Information and Participant Information on our website.
Crestone Retreat Information
Should you have any questions about this retreat, please contact the Registrar, Susan, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website contains teachings and meditations by Rinpoche. Please see “Resources for Challenging Times” on our home page, www.tsoknyirinpoche.org
The Membership Program library has many full retreats and guided meditations. www.tsoknyirinpoche.org/membership/.
Rinpoche also offers an in-depth and practical online course on how to develop a grounded body, open heart and clear mind: Fully Being, www.fullybeing.org.