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

The Way of the Bodhisattva Online Course
October 20, 2019

The Way of the Bodhisattva Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will be teaching a 3-part online course on The Way of the Bodhisattva. Rinpoche will be teaching on this classic text by Shantideva as well as introducing meditation practices for cultivating the Four Aspects of a Good Heart, Bodhicitta, and the Six Paramitas. During times like these when many people experience uncertainty in the world around them and restlessness and turbulence within their…

November Weekend Retreat at Pema Osel Ling
November 16, 2019

Precious Pith Instructions: The Key Points of Vajra Words On the path to enlightenment, practitioners rely on the wisdom and guidance of spiritual masters. In his text, The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions, Longchen Rabjam gives advice on numerous subjects, including practical advice for your daily life, meditation methods, how to do retreat, and how to overcome obstacles in your practice and life in general. During this weekend retreat Orgyen…

In-Person - Ngondro Retreat Part 1: Essential Prerequisites to the Practice of Dzogchen
February 7, 2020

This retreat can also be attended online, click here for more information on attending online. “I have not given Dzogchen teachings previously. Now I am ready to explore the teachings and practice of Dzogchen with prepared students. Therefore if people want to receive Dzogchen teachings, they need to practice Ngondro.” – Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche The path of the Dzogchen teachings consists of receiving direct introduction to the nature of your own…

Online - Ngondro Retreat Part 1: Essential Prerequisites to the Practice of Dzogchen
February 7, 2020

This retreat can also be attended in-person at our private retreat center in Petaluma, CA, click here for more information on attending in-person. “I have not given Dzogchen teachings previously. Now I am ready to explore the teachings and practice of Dzogchen with prepared students. Therefore if people want to receive Dzogchen teachings, they need to practice Ngondro.” – Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche The path of the Dzogchen teachings consists of receiving…

2020 Journey to Bhutan: A Meditation Pilgrimage
May 8, 2020

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will guide us on an enlightened journey to the heart of ancient Bhutan from May 8 to May 17, 2020. 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…