Finding Happiness Within: Reconnecting with Your Natural State through Pristine Mind Meditation
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
September 1–3, 2016
– Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
In this retreat, meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will provide instructions and guided meditations on the unique type of meditation called Pristine Mind meditation presented in his book Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness. Many people are familiar with mindfulness meditation. Pristine Mind meditation is an approach to meditation without an object that goes beyond mindfulness to help us find happiness within, dispel toxins and distortions of mind, and bring about greater health and a deep sense of well-being. The instructions in this retreat will allow us to access and experience our own Pristine Mind and will provide a practical introduction to the profound transformative effects of this type of practice.
During the weekend we will meditate as a group and experience for ourselves how this meditation is not something only for “spiritual” people; rather, it is a way of cleaning the mind, experiencing unconditional 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.