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Conquering Anxiety and Confusion Through Splendour

July 1, 2017 - July 30, 2017


17th Annual Summer Retreat at Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is very pleased to announce that for the 17th year Lama Mark Webber will be teaching, leading meditation and guiding practitioners at the Crystal Mountain Summer Retreat.

Schedule and Topics:

Week 1:

Buddhist meditations and teachings on loving-kindness and compassion.

Week 2:

a) Empowerment for the long life and deathlessness practice called:
Subduing the Lord of Death Through Splendour in the Drikung Yangzab lineage.

b) Teachings and meditations on Bodhicitta, the vast view of emptiness and ultimate compassion.

c) Lojong training and Tonglen meditation.

Week 3:

a) Instruction in Dzogchen practice: Step by step instructions on trekchö, or “thoroughly cutting through”, using the Three-Statements of Garab Dorje. Lama Mark will be teaching from the text called the Three Words that Strike the Vital Point — also called The Three Statements of Garab Dorje — as well as Patrül Rinpoche’s auto-commentary of his text and Lho Ontül Rinpoche’s recent teachings and meditation instruction on this profound Dzogchen approach to full awakeness and liberation. Also some commentary on this famous text from one of Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche’s last teachings.

b) Reading transmission and instructions for the Yangzab Sun Moon Amulet longevity and deathlessness meditation. This includes morning group practice of the Sun-Moon Amulet.

c) Reading transmission of the Drikung Yangzab Preliminary Liberating Instructions.

Week 3-4:

a) Continuation of Trekchö Dzogchen instruction and individual guidance.

Week 1-4:

a) Regular movement classes by Laurel Jacobson will assist in flexibility and energy to be clear and balanced.

b) Yangzab Full Three Roots and Tsog will be practiced on auspicious days in July.

c) There will be opportunities for interviews with the teacher.


July 1, 2017
July 30, 2017



Leslie Cain
Susan van Asselt