Dzogchen Practice Intensive (Crestone, CO) 2022
With Tsoknyi Rinpoche
September 13 - 19, 2022
Teachings: Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Translation: Adam Kane
Please do not register for the in-person retreat if you will not be fully vaccinated including one booster (or more if required at the time of the retreat). Please view one of the streamed retreats if you are not fully vaccinated. For Covid information and requirements, please go to this link:
The profound teachings of Dzogchen help us to directly discover our primordially pure nature, allowing our confused concepts and emotions to be naturally liberated. This direct and non-conceptual knowing is intimately intertwined with bodhicitta, which is the altruistic intention to become a Buddha with the motivation to relieve the suffering of all sentient beings. In this retreat, Rinpoche will teach us how to generate authentic bodhicitta (awakened mind) and the precious awareness of the nature of our mind.
The prerequisite is having received pointing out instructions from a qualified Vajrayana or Dzogchen master. If you have not been to an open retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche, you will be asked to watch an open retreat teaching online to familiarize yourself with his way of teaching and use of language. The Registrar will provide a link once you register.
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 30th.
For those who do not meet the vaccination requirement or do not register before registration closes, the retreat will be streamed.
Dzogchen Practice Intensive
ON-SITE CHECK-IN AND SCHEDULE
Onsite check-in will be from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. MDT on September 13th 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 (or who have had other public exposure) 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). For those who are attending both Crestone retreats, you will need to self-test between retreats and have a negative test result. 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 practice questions.
This retreat formally ends the evening of September 18th. Departure day is September 19th.
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: [email protected].
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.