The Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung is the centerpiece of Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s dzogchen teachings held every December at Serenity Ridge. This year, Rinpoche continues the third year of this five-year cycle. Attendance is possible both in person at Serenity Ridge and online via Zoom. The retreat begins on December 26 at 7 p.m. New York time and concludes around 2 p.m. on January 1, 2023.
The concise and essential practice manual of the Experiential Transmission, the Chag Tri, by the great adept Drugyalwa Yungdrung, provides complete instructions for those aspiring to the practice of dzogchen, the path of self-liberation.
In this year’s retreat, Rinpoche focuses on the aspects of view, meditation and conduct, building on Part 2 to further guide students toward recognizing their own inner clarity and integrating their realization into their practice and their lives. Practitioners will explore:
- How naked seeing is the dzogchen view and the self-introduction.
- How clear light is the meditation.
- How bringing every experience and challenge onto the path is the conduct.
Prerequisite: This retreat is open to those who have received the teachings for Parts 1 and 2 of the Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche either in this current teaching cycle or previously.
All in-person attendees must present proof of a negative Covid test result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival at Serenity Ridge. Attendees as asked to bring a second test with them to retest in the middle of the retreat. Serenity Ridge has placed additional hand sanitization stands in major foot-traffic areas, significantly expanded air quality by adding UV filtration throughout Kunzang Khang (the community building and cafeteria) and purchased outdoor space heaters to make outdoor dining comfortable.