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  • 30 Jun 2015 6:30 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)


    We are no longer sending out email announcements for regular weekly meditation group teachings, to avoid filling your mailbox with unnecessary messages.

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  • 30 May 2015 11:41 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    InsightLA EventPublic Workshop with Lama Surya Das, sponsored by InsightLA:
    MAKE ME ONE WITH EVERYTHING
    Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation

    For more information and/or to register for this, visit InsightLA's event page.


    Note venue: Lama Surya's teaching will be at:

    Crossroads Elementary School Community Room, 1634 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


  • 29 May 2015 5:44 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    MMOWE on Amazon

    Lama Surya's great new book, Make Me One With Everything, comes out officially today in bookstores everywhere.

    He will be on national book tour during May and June, including the following dates in Southern California:

    Tuesday, June 23rd at 7 pm: 
    Book Soup, Los Angeles

    Friday, June 26th at 7 pm:
    Vromans Bookstore, Pasadena

  • 27 Apr 2015 7:28 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Our dear root teacher Lama Surya Das was at Bardor Tulku Rinpoche's dharma center, Kunzang Palchen Ling, for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's teaching on Medicine Buddha on Friday, April 24th.

    You can watch the event, which includes extensive footage of Lama Surya with Tulku Sherdor Rinpoche before His Holiness's arrival, here on YouTube.

  • 24 Apr 2015 10:36 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    The Sunday afternoon Heart-Mind Training (Lojong) group at the Shala in Dana Point will not meet on Sunday, May 10th due to Mothers' Day. Regular weekly meetings will resume on Sunday, May 17th.

    The group will be meeting as usual on Sundays April 26th and May 3rd.

    See the event calendar for more details

  • 09 Mar 2015 6:40 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    His Holiness The 17th Karmapa will be visiting the US during March, April and May 2015

    He will be giving numerous public talks and teachings during that time.

    Live and archived video streams for most of his appearances are available here for viewing.

  • 12 Jan 2015 5:16 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)


    Dzogchen Center will be hosting Lama Surya Das for one of its special weekend retreats, in Laguna Beach, CA at the end of January. This is a delightful, rare and precious opportunity to receive guidance and inspiration from one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars and a pioneering interpreter of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    He will offer an Evening Talk with Q&A on Friday, January 30th at 7.30 pm; followed by a One-Day Retreat on Saturday, January 31st from 10 am to 5 pm. His topic is "One Step Enlightenment: Coming Home"

    Both events will be held at the beautiful Bridge Hall and Courtyard in the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

    Further details are available on the event page, and secure online registration for the events is now open.

  • 29 Dec 2014 12:20 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Teachers will be in retreat with Lama Surya Das during early January, and there will be no Sunday afternoon meetings on either January 4th or 11th. Regularly scheduled Sunday afternoons at the Shala will re-commence on January 18th, when we will be starting to review the series of maxims entitled "Commitments of Mind-Heart Training".

  • 28 Nov 2014 7:56 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)


    As shown on the event page and in the email sent to those registering to attend, access to this Saturday's one day retreat at Laguna Woods Village is at Gate 12.

    Directions to Gate 12 were also provided in the same email. They are as follow:

    Clubhouse 2 is accessed from Gate 12, on Moulton Parkway north of the El Toro Road intersection. Your name will be on the event registration list; for entry, you will need to give your name to the gate guard upon arrival. For map and directions, see here.

    Going south on I-5, take the El Toro exit. Continue straight on Paseo de Valencia for 0.2 miles, then right on El Toro. Take El Toro west for 0.7 miles, then right on Moulton for 0.2 miles to Gate 12. The gate guard will have your name on a list for the meditation retreat.

    Going north on I-5, take El Toro exit and turn left on El Toro. Then as above.

  • 08 Oct 2014 5:31 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Dzogchen Center Southern California will be holding its annual Fall One-Day Retreat on Saturday, November 29th, 2014, in Laguna Woods, CA from 9.30 am to 4 pm. 

    There will be guided meditation, chanting & prayers, teachings and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

    The title for the retreat is
    Rainbow of Liberation: Longchenpa's Four-Themed Precious Garland 

    This is a short text by one of the tradition's most celebrated masters, and summarizes the entire path of awakening from a Dzogchen perspective.

    Further details will be published shortly, and we look forward to seeing many of you there for this wonderful day of practice and community.



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