ONLINE • Six Strengths for Living in a Challenging World

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

June 5, 2021

  • $100.00 – Program Price
  • $75.00 – Generosity Policy - Subsidized Rate
  • $150.00 – Generosity Policy - Supporter Rate

In this online retreat, meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will draw on teachings from The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions by the great Dzogchen master Longchenpa to provide guidance on six strengths we can develop so that whether we have difficult conditions or good conditions, whether we live in a city or an isolated place, no matter what, we can live every day with dignity, strength, and fearlessness.

This program will include dharma talks and guided meditations to build mental and emotional strength. Participants will come away with practical insights and techniques to work effectively with whatever challenges arise and to experience happiness and joy in every moment.

The retreat is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

This session will include an opportunity for questions and answers.


This is the registration page for the full program. If you would like to register for the free Friday night Dharma Talk instead, please register by clicking this link.

Program Schedule

All times listed are in the Mountain Time Zone.

Friday: Free Public Talk 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Breaks will be included in the sessions.


Of course, you may join from any timezone.

Tiered Pricing & Scholarships

This program offers tiered pricing to accommodate most instances of financial need. If you would be unable to attend at the subsidized tuition rate, we do have a limited number of scholarships available. Please apply here by Friday, May 28, 2021.

If you are able to register at the “Supporter” level, thank you for supporting the ability for others to attend this retreat.

The presenter is also offering the first night of this program free, as a gift. To register just for the free first night and not for the full program, click here.


Registration closes at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 5, 2021.


Dharma talks and guided meditations will be recorded during this program. Participants will have access to the recordings for 30 days after the program ends.


Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of the Buddhist tradition. He studied for nine years at Larung Gar in Serta, eastern Tibet, with his teacher, Jigmed Phuntsok Rinpoche, who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Dzogchen meditation masters of the twentieth century. Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the founder and spiritual director of Pristine Mind Foundation. He travels throughout the United States and around the world teaching a broad range of audiences—including those at universities, tech companies, and yoga studios—how they can improve their lives through meditation. Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is the author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness, available from Shambhala Publications.

Program Details

This virtual retreat will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, you will receive another email with a link to join the retreat.

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