Dzogchen — Great Completion — has a training called Trekchö or “thoroughly cutting through.” Trekchö, is a form of natural and effortless Penetrative Insight. It requires a unification of wisdom and compassion and a profound understanding of the inseparability of the view, meditation and conduct as taught in the Dzogchen traditions. Lama Mark will be teaching from the text called the Three Words that Strike the Vital Point, also called The Three Statements of Garab Dorje, Patrül Rinpoche’s auto-commentary and Lho Ontül Rinpoche’s recent teachings and meditation instruction on this profound approach to full awakeness and liberation.
There will be opportunities for interviews with the teacher.
About Lama Mark
Lama Mark Webber (Lama Yongdu) has been studying and teaching Buddha Dharma through the traditions of Buddhism for forty years. His universalist approach is classically founded in Buddhism and a number of meditative traditions while integrating with contemporary life, science and the richness of modern Western culture. Lama Mark studied and practiced Abhidhamma and the Vipassana method of Mahasi Sayadaw U Sobhana under the guidance of the Insight master Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche and his first teacher Ven. Chorpel Dolma (Mrs. Raff). In 1976, while in a three month Abhidhamma/Insight retreat, Namgyal Rinpoche directed Lama Mark to begin teaching this profound tradition to Rinpoche’s students. Soon after, he was directed to give guidance on Vajrayana meditations. From masters of the Dharma and meditation such as the Ven. Dorje Namgyal Rinpoche, Drikung Lho Ontül Rinpoche and others, Lama Mark has studied, received, practiced and continues to absorb and teach Vajrayana transmissions of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen and from the Drikung Yangzab lineage of Ati-yoga.
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- Accommodation for 13 nights
- 3 vegetarian meals per day
- Unlimited tea, coffee and filtered water
- Use of the temples, hot tub and all taxes
Registration & Pricing
Maya Rose 2-6 and Skyline Bungalows 9, 10 & 20:
Single accommodation: $1,400
Double accommodation: $1,050 per person
Lotus House, Maya Rose 7 and Ginger Suites 8 & 18:
Double accommodation: $1,400 per person
Triple accommodation: $1,260 per person
Ginger Suites 17, 19 & 21:
Single accommodation: $1,900
Double accommodation: $1,600 per person
- $250 per person toward travel expenses of Lama Mark. If we receive more participants than we are anticipating, this shared travel expense will be less.
- $100 per person towards the sadhana and Wong Kur supplies
- Dana (Donation to teacher)
A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking and 50% of the balance due 60 days before the retreat. Final payment due during your stay at our center.
Financial Aid: Inquiries regarding personal requests for partial work-trade scholarships will be considered. Please send us your proposal and vision as to why you’d like to participate and how you’d like to offer your energetic or monetary exchange.
To register, please email email@example.com.