The following article is from the Autumn, 1988 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

Dzogchen Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche (1988)

Tibetan Rinpoche Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche


In the stillness and presence of meditation, we discover a pure awareness, beyond the ordinary thinking mind, and catch a glimpse or view of our true nature, something which we have long ago lost sight of amidst the busyness and turmoil of our lives.

The core of the practice of meditation is releasing the heart and mind in deep ease and relaxation, where tensions are dissolved and we find ourselves connected with that tremendous source of healing which we all have within.

For health is a state where all aspects of body and mind are in balance.

Through this practice, the mind's natural freedom begins to shine through whatever arises in our everyday lives, bringing us both confidence and skillfulness in our action.

At the heart of all the Buddha's teachings lie the ancient meditation practices of Dzogchen.

Retreat Schedule

Sogyal Rinpoche returned to California to teach on Meditation and the Buddhist Approach to Psychotherapy during the week of October 12th in Santa Rosa and Menlo Park. He also led a 12-day Dzogchen retreat from November 23rd through December 4th in Oakland. This retreat included teachings on the Six Bardos of Life and Death.

For more information:

Please visit RigpaWiki's for Sogyal Rinpoche's biography by clicking here.