First and Third Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm CST
The Sutra Heritage: Inspiration for Everyone
Dzogchen Cycles: Avalokiteshvara’s Dzogchen Part II
Friday September 30th to Sunday October 2nd
We refresh connection to The Very Heart of Great Compassion from Lotus Heart Essence revealed by A.dzo.m Paylo Rinpoche, also called Avalokitesvara’s Dzogchen, and for the first time introduce the profound Feast (Tshog) of this practice. As with earlier sections, this Feast is direct guidance for recognizing our ultimate mind. If you were not present at the May 2022 retreat, you can still participate by listening to the recording before we meet on October, or commitment to do so at your own pace after this weekend.
Anne’s 75th Birthday Celebration
Virtually by Zoom on October 9th from 12:00-2:00 Central Time
Lama Rigzin Drolma/Anne Klein has been an inspiration and beloved friend, colleague, and teacher! Please join us to honor her lifelong dedication to bringing the Dharma to all beings everywhere, and to commemorate her founding of Dawn Mountain over two decades ago and her commitment to sustaining it through the years.
Buddhist Contemplation for Dissolving Self/Other Distancing
Tuesday October 11th 7:oo PM- 8:15 PM
Many who write on divisions in cultures, and between cultures, will often mention “othering” as a source of divisiveness, whether about race, gender, sexual preference, religion, or any other identifying group marker. Divisiveness when inflamed can become hate, harmful behavior, and ultimately serious violence or war. Of course, when others are understood in their full humanity, this paves a way for respect, spaciousness, and heartfelt connection in our relationships.
This event is free to attend.
All Creating Majesty with Lama Tenzin Samphel
Friday November 4- Sunday November 6
Lama Tenzin Samphel-la continues his exquisite, practical teaching on Longchen Rabjam’s discussion of the All Creating Majesty (Kun byed rgyal po), the main tantra of the Mind Class of Dzogchen teachings. Here we learn quite precisely about the mind’s intrinsic and creative purity, making it the majestic creator of everything. Longchenpa’s unique meditations provide a perfect bridge between Sutra/Tantric teachings and Dzogchen itself.
Strong Open Heart: Love is All
Wednesday November 16th 7:00 to 8:30 am
Practical steps for deepening love and compassion for oneself and others. Presented by Anne C. Klein, and Harvey B. Aronson, and Dawn Mountain.
This event is free to attend.
Foundational Practices (Ngondro) Brilliant Basics of the Buddhist Path Part 1
January 2023- May 2023
Understanding, practicing, and absorbing the famous foundational practices (Ngondro) of Jigme Lingpa. Well-paced video lectures, in-person meetings, and audios of guided meditation.
The first part of this ongoing series is common to all Indian and Indian-based Buddhist traditions; with future installments that cover uniquely Mahayana material, providing key trainings of tantra and Dzogchen. We welcome everyone whatever your tradition.