Welcome to Dzogchen Meditation Center
Chogle Namgyal Ling
A Buddhist Residential Training and Retreat Center in the Practice Lineage of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Dzogchen Meditation Center was founded by direct students of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin. We work to preserve their authentic transmission of the Kagyu, Nyingma and Shambhala Dharma in the West.
Residential Training Opportunities
Every summer we offer two 3 month work/study positions. Students are able to take part in 6 hours of meditation practice each day and receive room and board in exchange for their work at the Center. It is a remarkable way to engage the path of meditation fully -- whether you are new to practice or have been a practicing Buddhist for a number of years.
We also offer month and year-long residential training options. Please look at our residential programs for more information on how you can take part in this immersive training.
The Center is also the home of the Surmang Kagyu Order --a contemplative order of Ngakpas (tantric lay practitioners) dedicated to the propagation and preservation of the Buddhist path laid out by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Belonging to the Order entails a complete commitment to this path. The Center offers regular retreats designed to provide members of the Order with the means to engage this path properly and fully. To learn more about joining the Order contact Tashi Armstrong in the Main Office (207) 607-3392.