Programs

Date & Time Details:
Friday, April 26th - Sunday, April 28th from 10:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time

Location:
In-Person in Petaluma, CA, or Online via Zoom

Contact: Pristine Mind Foundation
[email protected]
415.526.3778
 

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Three-Day Spring Meditation Retreat: Spacious Path of Bliss

With Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

April 26 - 28, 2024

 

Register for Online

Please register for only one of the formats: Online or In-Person.

For In-Person Attendance: Space is limited. We suggest registering as soon as possible to reserve your seat. If the available seats fill up early, there will be an option to add your name to a waiting list. Registration closes at 6:00pm Pacific Time on Thursday, April 25th.


In this Three-Day Spring Meditation Retreat, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will be teaching on Spacious Path of Bliss, a text by the great Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche that explores the variety of meditation experiences that can occur as we travel toward enlightenment.

In this inspiring text describing the entire path, from the experience of someone just starting to meditate up to the experience of liberation, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche offers practical advice to help us overcome obstacles to our meditation and our happiness at every stage and guides us to ensure that our spiritual practice progresses smoothly and is always spacious and blissful.

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will demystify enlightenment based on Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche’s teachings in Spacious Path of Bliss and will introduce participants in a practical and experiential way to the stages of awakening.

There are no prerequisites and anyone with a background with or interest in meditation is welcome to attend.


Schedule:

Friday, April 26th – Sunday, April 28th
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific Time: Morning Session
12:00pm – 1:30pm Pacific Time: Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm Pacific Time: Afternoon Session

Pricing:

Online
$150 – Program Price
$151 – $750 – Program Price + Donation
$50 – $149 – Scholarship Rate

In-Person
$275 – Program Price
$276 – $1000 – Program Price + Donation
$150 – $274 – Scholarship Rate (Limited seats available for in-person scholarship rate. Please contact us if you no longer see this option available upon checkout.)

No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. Please contact us if you need to make special arrangements.


Important Notes:

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites and anyone with a background with or interest in meditation is welcome to attend.

Live Stream and Recording:

  • The Retreat will be live-streamed on Zoom for participants attending Online. Please note that since you will receive the live stream link immediately upon registration, we are not able to offer refunds for this program.
  • Audio and video recordings will be available for all participants (In-Person and Online) approximately one week after the retreat. The recordings will be available for 3 months.

In-Person Attendees:

  • This is a commuter retreat. If you’re coming from out of town and need local accommodations, here are several hotels within a 20 minute driving distance of the retreat:
  • Please bring your lunch each day as there will not be time to leave during the lunch break. There will be plenty of refrigerator space and a microwave available for your use. We also recommend bringing a bottle or thermos of water if you wish.
  • We ask that anyone who is not feeling well or has any recent symptoms of illness prior to the event – or who has been in close contact with anyone who does – not attend in-person. If you are no longer able to attend in-person, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you in getting set up to attend remotely via the live stream. Please let us know as far in advance as possible so that we may offer your seat to someone else.

Additional Notes:

  • If you have a different time zone, you may convert the time to your local time here.

Teacher

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a meditation master and teacher residing in the San Francisco bay area of California. Rinpoche began his studies in Tibet with the great Jigmed Phuntsok Rinpoche, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century. More…
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