Weekend Retreat with
Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

"The Six Aspirations of Transcendent Perfection"

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

NOTE: This event is completed.

Event: Non-Residential Buddhist Retreat
Date: Friday, October 6, 6:00 PM through Sunday, October 8, 6:00 PM
Location: San Anselmo, California
Topic: The Six Aspirations of Transcendent Perfection (The Six Paramitas)
Pre-registration Required: Click here to register
Suggested Donation: Friday evening ($30); Friday & Saturday ($80); Full 3-day retreat, including lunch on Saturday and Sunday ($130)



About the Retreat

All the vast teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni are included within the central practices of the bodhisattva, those of cultivating the motivation of bodhicitta and practicing the Six Paramitas (the Six Transcendental Perfections). In this suburban non-residential retreat held over a three-day period, with over 11 hours of sessions, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will lead us in practice from his book The Buddha Path and provide extensive commentary and interactive discussion on how one can generate pure aspiration and practice the Six Transcendental Perfections of generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditation, and knowledge.

For further reading on this topic, see an overview of the Six Transcendental Perfections by Khenpo Choga, excerpted from his commentary on Shantideva's Bodhisattvacaryavatara.


Day 1: Friday, Oct 6 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Day 2: Saturday, Oct 7 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Day 3: Sunday, Oct 8 - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)

If you are not able to attend all 3 days of the retreat, you may choose to attend just Day 1 or Day 1 and 2. Full attendance in preceding days of the retreat are prerequisites for each subsequent day.

This public nonresidential retreat has been scheduled so that local participants can stay overnight at their own homes. Participants in Day 1 (Fri, 6-10pm) will not be required to attend Days 2 and 3 (Sat and Sun, 11am-6pm). However, the shrine room has limited seating and preference will be given to those who can commit to attending the full three-day teaching cycle.


The teachings will be held in a peaceful suburban residential location in San Anselmo. Driving directions will be provided after you have registered.


If you are traveling from a distance and wish to stay near the teaching location, please contact us at the email below and we will provide a list of nearby hotels & hostels.


With the exception of lunches on Saturday and Sunday, retreatants will need to manage their own meals. If you'd like to eat your breakfasts or dinners nearby, there are a variety of local restaurants. The two lunches provided will have quality vegetarian options. Please let us know when you register or by email if you have any other special needs and we'll do what we can to accommodate.

What to Bring

Some suggested items to bring include: a copy of The Buddha Path (copies will be available at the retreat to borrow or purchase), a comfortable seat (meditation cushion or compact chair), a small puja table or cloth (to rest your books in front of you), bell & dorje (optional), spill-proof drinking container, notebook, pens or pencils.


For further information regarding this retreat, please contact:
Bhadra at 4I5-846-36I8 or dzogchenbuddha@gmail.com