Dzogchen Cycles

Join Dawn Mountain and members of Ad.zom Rinpoche’s worldwide sangha on a transformative path of practice, study, and personal growth.

Why Dzogchen Cycles?

Dzogchen is the crowning jewel of the Nyingma (ancient) Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Its radiance illuminates the entire path from beginning to end. Inspired and guided by Ad.zom Rinpoche, widely praised as perhaps the greatest Dzogchen master in Tibet today, we have created a program that offers students fundamental teachings and practices. We are particularly blessed to provide access to treasure texts (gter ma) recently revealed by Ad.zom Rinpoche. The program has been praised for enhancing personal experiences of wisdom and compassion, and as a portal to direct realization of our true nature.

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.

Why Dzogchen Cycles
Dzogchen Cycles Administration

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

Full Dzogchen Cycles Program includes:

Three integrated retreats per year: week-long May 3-10, 2019; Fall weekend retreat September 13-15, 2019; Tibetan New Year’s (Losar) weekend retreat February 28-March 1, 2019.

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

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. Please submit an application here. If you are interested in prior retreats, please reach out to us, and we will provide you with a link to register, and after paying the appropriate fee, you can take the class at your discretion (some retreats are limited to those with prior experience). A la carte participation is only open to Dawn Mountain members. (Become a member). Dzogchen Cycles students are required to become members, which gives you free access to our Teaching Tuesdays program.

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.

2017-2018

Longchenpa’s Seven Trainings

Becoming Guru Rinpoche

Severance Though Offering

2018-2019

Yeshe Tsogyal: Wisdom Dakini Foundations

Secrets of Wisdom

Green Tara Practice Retreat

2019-2020

Yeshe Tsogyal: Accomplishment

Jigme Lingpa Severance: Deep Wisdom

Guru Yoga

2020-2021

Yeshe Tsogyal Practice Retreat

Troma Severance 

Troma Practice Retreat

La Carte Participation