The Experiential Transmission series, the centerpiece of Rinpoche’s dzogchen teachings, is presented each year at the Serenity Ridge winter retreat. This December, Part 4 of the five-year cycle of teachings focuses on overcoming obstacles to realizing the nature of mind.
You can attend the retreat in person at Serenity Ridge or online through Zoom. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche encourages people to attend in person if possible, to create a more intimate time to connect with one another and with the teachings.
The Experiential Transmission retreats allow Rinpoche to continually guide and nurture a growing community of practitioners devoted to the authentic Tibetan Bön dzogchen path handed down from the masters of Zhang Zhung, a lineage unbroken from ancient times to this day. 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.
As Rinpoche has been doing throughout the year, the focus of this retreat will be on practice. Last year, he gave descriptions of the practices that support trekcho and togel and eventually dark retreat. This year, participants will explore, enhance and reinforce the practices of the five postures, the five gazes and more.
Live translation will be available in Spanish.
Prerequisite: This retreat is open to those who have received the teachings for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche either in this current teaching cycle or previously.
The teachings will begin on December 26 at 7:15 p.m. EST (New York time), and conclude by 2 p.m. EST on January 1, 2024.
Those attending in person may wish to consider staying on for the Tummo Practice Retreat with Geshe Gyatso January 4-11, 2024.