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Date: February 23rd-24th, 2019.


Chod Practice Retreat with Steven Landsberg

Chöd Practice Retreat with Authorized SMS Instructor Steven Landsberg

Date: Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24
Location: Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse Gompa and via Zoom videoconference*

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm / 2:30pm-5:00pm (ET)

Open to all who have received transmission or those who sincerely intend to receive transmission in the near future.**

Attend in person at the Tsegyalgar Schoolhouse:
Fee: $100/complete course; $60/per day; $35/per session

Attending in person: Pay Now>>


*To participate via Zoom videoconference you must be a current member of the IDC
If you are unable to attend the retreat in person, and you are a member of the International Dzogchen Community (IDC), you may join via ZOOM videoconference. 

To participate in the workshop via Zoom videoconference please RSVP and prepay:

Please RSVP: Videoconference RSVP

Fee: $100/Saturday & Sunday: Videoconference Payment

We will send out a videoconference invitation prior to the event.


Please consider giving a donation to the Sponsorship Program. If you need financial assistance please contact bluegakyil@tsegyalgar.org.
No one will be turned away thanks to the principle of sponsorship.


Tsegyalgar East is very happy to announce a Chöd reatreat with authorized Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructor Steven Landsberg.

This retreat will focus on the practice of Chöd as used in the Dzogchen Community. We will practice the melodies and the use of the ritual instruments. During the course there will also be explanations of some of the principle points regarding view, meditation, and conduct.

Chöd is commonly practiced throughout Tibet. It is found in all schools of Buddhism as well as in the Dzogchen and Bönpo traditions. The origins of this practice can be traced principally to the Tibetan female master Machig Labdrön, who lived around 1000 CE.

The Chöd practice arose directly out of Machig Labdrön’s own experiences and knowledge as the essence of all the teachings she had received. Chöd means cutting through our ego. Machig Labdrön understood that cutting through our ego is essential and later gave the name of Chöd to the teachings that embody this principle.

Steven Landsberg began studying Tibetan Buddhism in 1967 while he was living in India. He also spent two years studying Sanskrit and Tibetan and many years doing preliminary practices.

In 1982, he attended his first retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and began practicing under his guidance. After having studied and practiced the Base Level, he passed the exam in 1996. He has continued to pursue his study and practice of SMS since that time and was authorized by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche to teach in August 2010. Since then, he has been giving courses internationally on various aspects of the SMS base level as well as public courses on mindfulness and the application of presence and how these skills can be generally useful.


The following resource materials are available from the Shang Shung Institute USA Bookstore, some items may be reserved**


**Shang Shung Institute Shop Reserved Items: Reserved Items are materials intended for the Dzogchen Community. In order to purchase these items one must be a current member of the Dzogchen Community, and must have received Transmission for the specific practice.