Teachers

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…

Events with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

August 19th Meditation Teaching & Practice
August 19, 2018

Local meditation master and author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is now leading meditation programs open to the public in San Rafael, CA. These meditation programs include teachings and guided meditation and are appropriate for all levels. This program will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 10am – 12pm. We are pleased to be holding this event at St. Vincent’s School in San Rafael,…

The Union of Meditation & Realization
August 30, 2018

The Union of Meditation & Realization When you pursue the spiritual journey, the most important thing is to have meditation and at the same time realize the nature of your mind. These two elements of your practice work together to free you from negative thoughts and emotions and allow you to directly experience enlightenment within you. In this special evening talk, renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will speak on…

Shambhala Mountain Center Meditation Retreat
August 31, 2018

From Mindfulness to Pristine Mind: Journeying Into Your Natural State of Mind through Meditation We are pleased to announce that Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will be returning to Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado in August/September 2018. Join renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for this special meditation retreat designed to take us through a progression of the true human experience of happiness and a sense of well-being to the…

Journey to Bhutan: A Meditation Pilgrimage
September 30, 2018

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will guide us on an enlightened journey to the heart of ancient Bhutan. We will visit sites of great spiritual energy blessed by meditation masters and yogis. These holy sites have been places of meditation for hundreds of years. This magical journey will take us deep into the Himalayan Mountains to sacred temples, and villages untouched by time. Our pilgrimage will include teachings and meditation practices lead…

South Korea Meditation Teachings and Retreats
October 13, 2018

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will be visiting South Korea to lead meditation teachings and retreats in October 2018. More information will be available soon. The dates are as follows: Bardo Retreat October 13 – 14 Phowa Residential Retreat October 18 – 21

The Great Dzogchen Master Longchenpa’s Version of The Four Precious Topics of Dharma
November 3, 2018

The entire path to enlightenment, from the beginning stage of an ordinary person all the way through to complete enlightenment, is described in these four precious teachings. The first topic provides a description of how to turn one’s mind toward the path of dharma. The second topic illustrates how to ensure that one’s spiritual practice follows the right path. The third describes how the path of dharma can liberate one…

From Mindfulness to Pristine Mind: Journeying Into Your Natural State of Mind through Meditation
January 4, 2019

From Mindfulness to Pristine Mind: Journeying Into Your Natural State of Mind through Meditation When we experience mental and emotional agitation, unhappiness, and stress, it is because our minds are in a distorted state. Pristine Mind is free from stress. It is filled with unconditional happiness. It is our natural state of mind. To find happiness within ourselves, first we need to uncover our own Pristine Mind and learn how…