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The Twenty One Semdzins: A Radical Dzogchen Retreat with Keith Dowman

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 5:00 pm to Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 1:00 pm
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Dzogchen: The Twenty-One Semdzins

The Twenty-One Semdzins are methods of bonding the mind with its unbounded nature

With Keith Dowman

Dzogchen shows us the open, luminous, compassionate and joyous nature of our being, which transcends all the definitions of our mind and is one with the very essence of reality. The practice of that recognition is non-meditation, to relax effortlessly into the essence of our being. The Twenty-One Semdzins are twenty-one methods to hush the ordinary mind and disclose our original luminous spaciousness.

We sit for four sessions daily: dawn, am, pm, and sunset. Tteachings on the Dzogchen view and pointing out on Wednesday evening and part of am and pm sessions. The silence of the monastic container will support this residential retreat. 

This retreat is more relaxed then our traditional zen retreats, longer rest periods and later wake-up time.

$350 ($300 for ZCO members) + Dana for the teachings

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Road
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016