Finding Happiness Within: Reconnecting with Your Natural State of Mind through Meditation
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
September 4–6, 2015
“Happiness isn’t something we need to find or achieve. It is the very core of our being.”
– Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Traditionally in the Buddha’s teachings, meditation practice is presented in two categories: meditation with an object and meditation without an object. These two types of meditation can help us find happiness within, dispel toxins and distortions of mind, and bring about greater health and a deep sense of well-being.
In this retreat, meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will provide instructions and guided meditations to experientially introduce us to the profound transformative effects of meditation—particularly through the practice of reconnecting with our natural state of mind.
During the weekend we will experience for ourselves how meditation is not something only for “spiritual” people, but is a way of cleaning the mind, restoring happiness, transforming every area of our lives, and journeying toward enlightenment.
No background with meditation is necessary.
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.