Why Dzogchen Cycles?
Dawn Mountain is blessed to hold lineage teachings from Longchen Rabjam, Jigme Lingpa, and their spiritual heirs, including Ad.zom Paylo Rinpoche and the late Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche, our teacher for several decades. Especially destined for our era and conditions, Dzogchen teachings are a further blossoming of the ancient Dzogchen Nyingthig traditions, which we practice in light of wisdom writings by Longchenpa and Jigme Lingpa.
Dzogchen Cycles Administration
There are two ways in which you can participate in our Dzogchen Cycles program. The Full Cycles program includes three retreats, in-between teachings and a peer mentor. Alternatively, you may participate on an a la carte basis, selecting individual retreats (which may range from $800-$600), with no option for in-between support. Either way, we ask that you submit an application here.
Full Dzogchen Cycles Program
Once accepted, the full program cost is offered with high, middling, and low fee options.
The annual tuition for the Dzogchen Cycles year 2019-2020 is: $1500/$1200/$900 or $125/$100/$75 per month. Dawn Mountain charges for most retreats and programs on a sliding scale, recognizing the wide variation in individuals’ fiscal capabilities. Those with greater ability are encouraged to contribute at higher levels, helping to support and extend Dawn Mountain’s teachings.
As always, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. If you are interested in the program but have particular financial circumstances, please file a request for financial assistance with Jerri at 713-630-0354 or by email to [email protected]
The full year program is open to Dawn Mountain members. Full Cycles students are required to become members, which gives you free access to our Teaching Tuesdays program that helps support the Cycles’ learning component. As always, if you need to set up different payment options, please contact Jerri.
Full Dzogchen Cycles Program includes:
Three 90 minutes follow-up, interactive webcasts with Lamas
Peer support zoom meeting every two to three months to discuss their practice and support others.
Access to a Mitra (spiritual friend) who can address questions you have about the practices we are teaching.
Anyone interested in joining Dzogchen Cycles must first apply to the program.
A La Carte Participation
Past Dzochen Cycles Events
Upon approval of you application, either as a Full Cycles Member or an A La Carté participant, you are eligible to take past Dzogchen Cycles events. Here is a list of the events we have had previously.
Longchenpa’s Seven Trainings
Becoming Guru Rinpoche
Severance Though Offering
Yeshe Tsogyal: Wisdom Dakini Foundations
Secrets of Wisdom
Green Tara Practice Retreat
Yeshe Tsogyal: Accomplishment
Jigme Lingpa Severance: Deep Wisdom
Yeshe Tsogyal Practice Retreat
Troma Practice Retreat