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Dzogchen Retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Kundrolling - New York Dzogchen Community

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Single Session $80.00 $0.00

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Retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Kundrolling, the New York Dzogchen Community, invites you to a three day retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche from July 4th to July 6th, 2014.

The retreat teaching will be Dzogchen Longsal Essential Man-ngag “Khorva Yedal."

The Dzogchen teachings are neither a philosophy, nor a religious doctrine, nor a cultural tradition. Understanding the message of the teachings means discovering one’s own true condition stripped of all the self-deceptions and falsifications which the mind creates. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu 

The Master

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu was born in Derghe, eastern Tibet, in 1938. As a child, he was recognized as the reincarnation of the great Dzogchen Master Adzom Drugpa (1842-1924). 

While still a teenager, he completed the rigorous program of traditional studies, receiving teachings from some of the greatest masters of the time. In 1955, he met Changchub Dorje (1826-1961), his main Dzogchen teacher whose lifestyle and way of teaching deeply inspired him.

In 1960, following the deteriorating events in Tibet, he moved to Italy on the invitation of the well-known scholar Prof. Giuseppe Tucci. There he contributed to the spread of Tibetan culture in the West. In the early 1960s he worked at the ISMEO (Institute for the Middle and Extreme Orient) in Rome, and from 1962 to 1992 he taught Tibetan and Mongolian language and literature at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples. His academic works reveal a profound knowledge of Tibetan culture and a steadfast determination to keep the extraordinary cultural heritage of Tibet alive and accessible.

After teaching Yantra Yoga in Naples for several years, in the mid-1970s Chögyal Namkhai Norbu began to offer Dzogchen teachings first in Italy and then throughout the West. In 1981, he founded the first center of the Dzogchen Community in Arcidosso, Tuscany. Through the years, thousands of people from all around the world have become members of the Dzogchen Community. Centers have been created in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Russia and Australia.

In 1988, Norbu Rinpoche founded ASIA (Association for International Solidarity in Asia), a non-governmental organization that is active in meeting the educational and medical needs of the Tibetan people.

In 1989, he founded the Shang Shung Institute, which safeguards and promotes Tibetan culture.

Today Chögyal Namkhai Norbu continues to travel throughout the world, offering talks and holding retreats that are attended by thousands of people.


The Teaching

Dzogchen is an ancient spiritual teaching developed in Tibet within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It does not belong to a school or religious system. Rather, it is knowledge that Tibetan masters have transmitted without being limited by sectarianism. The word ‘Dzogchen’, meaning ‘total perfection’, actually refers to the true inherent nature of all beings, their primordial state, which is free from all limitations and conditioning. The master’s transmission of this state of knowledge lies at the very heart of the Dzogchen teachings.

The Dzogchen tradition has been passed from master to student in an unbroken lineage over the centuries, right up to the present day. Due to its direct and unelaborated approach, it transcends cultural boundaries making it accessible to all nationalities regardless of their spiritual background.

* Reduced, Sustaining, and Meritorious Members: Please contact us directly to register for the retreat.

* Newcomers: Please contact us directly if this is your first retreat to receive a 50% discount. 

* Special Circumstances: We will make every effort to make this retreat financially accessible to anyone interested in the Teachings. If you have special circumstances to discuss, please email us directly using the contact button to the right.


The Armenian Diocese Conference Center
630 Second Avenue
(between 34th & 35th Streets)
New York, NY 10016

Retreat Schedule

Friday, July 4th
   4-6p - Teaching

Saturday, July 5th
   10a-12p - Teaching
   4-6p - Teaching

Sunday, July 6th
   10a-12p - Teaching




Nearby hotels:

Affinia Shelbourne
303 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016

New York Budget Inn
Hostel with prices as low as $49/night for hostel accommodations and private rooms as low as $79/night.
200 East 34th Street
New York, New York 10016

Hostelling International New York
891 Amsterdam Ave
New York NY, 10025

Gansevoort Park
420 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10017

Hilton Midtown East
304 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017

We also recommend checking Airbnb and 9flats for accommodations.

Have questions about Dzogchen Retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu? Contact Kundrolling - New York Dzogchen Community


The Armenian Diocese Conference Center
630 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Kundrolling - New York Dzogchen Community

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