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Overcoming Turbulent Emotions

by discovering one’s innate purity through Vajrasattva, Dzogchen & Teachings/Meditations on Death & Dying

December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm December 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Overcoming Turbulent Emotions discovering one’s innate

purity through Vajrasattva and Dzogchen &

Teachings and Meditations on Death and Dying

with Lama Mark Webber  

at Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

 — 8 December to 16 December, 2018 —


Please join Lama Mark in 2018 for an eight day discovery of innate great purity through Dzogchen transmissions. Held at Villa Sumaya in the tropical region of Lake Atitlan, the retreat is surrounded by three volcanos, open big sky and water views.

Discovering that all our taints, sins and confusion are non-other than the energy display of the mind—and ultimately pure—is a giant wake up. It is great love. It is expansive compassion and is profoundly freeing. Though hidden for a time, innate purity of awareness is what we have all day and night. As close as our nose, we just have to listen, study, reflect and meditate to see it. We can all discover this primordial awake mind and free ourselves and others from bewildering  emotions.

This view and meditative practice provides the basis for teachings and meditations for death and dying; helping ourselves, loved ones, friends and all life make this most mysterious of transitions.

The transmissions Lama Mark will give:

  1. The Preliminary Liberation Instructions of the Drikung Gongpo Yangzab Lineage

  2. The Vajrasattva meditation, a practice by Terton Mebar Rinchen Phuntsog (16th cent.)

  3. The Secret Means of Attainment of Guru Padmasattva, Pacifying Sin and Obscuration,  introduced in the Vajrasattava practice but expanded into a profound yoga. Revealed by Mebar Rinchen Phuntsog as part of the Yangzab Dzogchen cycle.

  4. Instructions on essential purity from Dzogchen teachings of view, meditation and conduct.

  5. Teachings and meditations on death and dying.

There will be opportunities for interviews with the teacher.

To register, please contact: reservations@villasumaya.com and www.villasumaya.com

Costs: By donation for the Lama’s teaching and generosity

   — for accommodation and food, please inquire at reservations@villasumaya.com


Lama Mark (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen) has been studying and teaching Buddha-dharma for over forty years. For thirty years his main root teacher was the great Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche who taught all three cycles of the Buddha’s teachings, including Abhidhamma, Vipassana in the lineage of Mahāsi Sayādaw, generation and completion stage practices of the Tantrayana and Mahamudra/Dzogchen of many lineages, especially of the Karma Kagyu and Sakya. More recently under the guidance and request of Drikung Lho Ontul Rinpoche, Lama Mark has been teaching principally the richness of the Drikung Mahamudra and Drikung Yangzab Dzogchen traditions.
Lama Mark has a deep and long term interest and collaboration in a number of scientific fields and the arts which he integrates with the teaching of Buddhism.
His compassionate activities demonstrate a profound commitment to freeing beings from innumerable suffering states. Lama Mark’s emphasis with practitioners and students is on uncovering pure Dharma to reveal its extraordinary benefits and share the great joy of its deep study, meditative practices and integration into all aspects of our lives.


For more information:


December 8 @ 7:00 pm
December 16 @ 11:00 am


Villa Sumaya

Villa Sumaya

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala Guatemala + Google Map
+502 4026 1390

Lama Mark Webber