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  • 31 Jul 2013 11:41 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    We are delighted that Dr. Roger Walsh will be returning to present at Dzogchen Center's Orange County group on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7pm at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa.

    His topic for the evening will be: Life's Highest Goal: The Bodhisattva Aspiration

    As well as being a renowned dharma teacher and a prolific author, he is a professor of psychiatry, philosophy and anthropology, as well as a professor in the religious studies program, at UCI (University of California at Irvine).

    See him in dialogue on YouTube: What is Spirituality and What is a Spiritual Life? and TLCs: Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes.

    Dr. Walsh also teaches regularly with Lama Surya Das at Dzogchen Center retreats nationally.
  • 17 Jul 2013 10:07 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    Our regular Sunday afternoon Meditation and Book Study meetings will resume on Sunday, August 4th. We are starting a new book, Lama Surya Das's bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World (also subtitled Eight Steps to Enlightenment).

    The first session in this series, on August 4th, will look at the initial chapter in Part One: WE ARE ALL BUDDHAS.

    Whether or not you have the book or have read the chapter, all are welcome and there is no charge.
  • 17 Jul 2013 10:05 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    Due to Dzogchen Center's annual Summer Meditation Retreat in Garrison, NY, there will be no Sunday afternoon meetings on July 21st or 28th. Regular Sunday afternoon meetings will resume on August 4th.
  • 17 Jul 2013 9:55 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    "Our life is vast. It does not stop at the limits of what we personally experience. It is not something concrete or bounded. I do not think it is valid to view our life as limited to just ourselves--as if our human life extended only as far as our own body. Rather, we can see that a life extends out in all directions, like a net. We throw a net, and it expands outward. Just like that, our life extends to touch many other lives. Our life can reach out and become a pervasive part of everyone’s life."

    ~ HH 17th Karmapa
  • 20 Jun 2013 5:19 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    There will be no Sunday afternoon meeting on June 30th.

    Weekly Sunday afternoon meetings will resume for July 7th and 14th.

    There will also be no Sunday afternoon meetings July 21st or 28th due to the Dzogchen Center Annual Summer Meditation Retreat in Garrison, NY.

    Regular weekly Tuesday evening meetings will continue throughout the period.

    To know more about our meeting format, see the FAQ.
  • 07 May 2013 8:33 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    There will be no meeting in Newport Beach on Sunday, May 12th since many of the group have Mothers' Day commitments. Regular Sunday afternoon meetings will resume on Sunday, May 19th.

  • 02 May 2013 9:07 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    The Dzogchen Center Orange County group now meets regularly from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday afternoons at Fit for One, on the peninsula in Newport Beach. Details can be found here.

    Our popular Tuesday evening meetings also continue to be held at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa.
  • 15 Feb 2013 7:00 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    On Sunday, February 17th, the Dzogchen Center Orange County group will be at the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of Laguna Beach from 2 pm to 4 pm. We will be trying out this new venue (and time) before deciding on whether to continue meeting there on future Sundays.

    Further details for this Sunday's group can be found here. We hope you can join us at this new location!

    Regular Tuesday evening meetings will continue to be held at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa.
  • 05 Feb 2013 3:01 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Save the date - Saturday, March 5th - for another day of meditation practice and teachings in Irvine, CA.
    Further details can be found on the event page and all are welcome, regardless of meditation experience or religious affiliation (if any).

  • 16 Jan 2013 5:55 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    "Meditation, simply defined, is a way of being aware. It is the happy marriage of doing and being. It lifts the fog of our ordinary lives to reveal what is hidden; it loosens the knot of self-centeredness and opens the heart; it moves us beyond mere concepts to allow for a direct experience of reality. Meditation embodies the way of awakening: both the path and its fruition. From one point of view, it is the means to awakening; from another, it is awakening itself."

              ~ Lama Surya Das, "The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation"

    For more information, see our FAQ



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