Welcome to Dzogchen Meditation Center
A Residential Training and Retreat Center in the Practice Lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Dzogchen Meditation Center is an independent meditation center founded by direct students of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin.
We engage the authentic meditation practices and view of the Maha Ati and Mahamudra schools of Tibetan and Indian Buddhism. In particular, we apply the pith instructions taught by Trungpa Rinpoche, and Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo in our training which we consider to be a unique transmission. The teachings and retreats at Dzogchen Meditation Center manifest the mandala of Trungpa Rinpoche with the intention of allowing prospectice disciples to enter this mandala properly.
Dzogchen Meditation Center is not open to the general public. It is primarily a retreat center for members of the Surmang Kagyu Order. To enter into training at DMC all applicants, whether they have previous training or not, must first successfully complete a weekend program called "Touch and Go" which is an introduction to Trungpa Rinpoche's teachings on meditation practice.These are held regularly throughout the year.
Dzogchen Meditation Center is offering residential retreats during the COVID 19 pandemic.
For further information please call Tashi Armstrong at (207) 442-9299.
"People often engage meditation thinking that they are going to find their "comfort zone" or some ultimate security blanket. Actually, that is not the case at all in Dzogchen. In fact, what happens when we engage with this genuine lineage is that we find ourselves exposed to the cold air outside. What we discover is that this freshness, which is not a part of our habitual reference points, is actually the main point of practice -- the main point of our life and our death. Growing familiar with this directly is what this path is all about."