From Mindfulness to Pristine Mind: Journeying Into Your Natural State of Mind through Meditation
Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
September 18–20, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.
Join renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for this special meditation retreat designed to take us through a progression of the true human experience of happiness and a sense of well-being to the total transformation of our world.
The retreat will focus on practical meditation instructions and will experientially introduce the way these methods fit together to reconnect us with the unconditional happiness that lies within us all. Through instruction and guided meditation, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will present methods from ancient masters of Tibet and India to bring this experience into our lives today.
You will learn a full tool kit of techniques for working with your mind to reduce anxiety and stress, enhance your happiness, effectiveness, and relationships, and reconnect with your natural state of mind. These methods are deeply relevant whether you are just seeking a happier life or are pursuing the spiritual journey all the way to enlightenment.
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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.