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Date: November 17th-18th, 2018.


The Cycle of Day and Night Practice Retreat

The Cycle of Day and Night Practice Retreat
with Authorized Santi Maha Sangha Instructor Michael Katz


Public Talk
Friday 11/16: Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light with Michael Katz, PhD
at schoolhouse Gönpa and via videoconference FREE - more info>>


The Cycle of Day and Night Practice Retreat
with Authorized Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructor Michael Katz

Date: November 17 & 18, 2018
Location: Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse Gönpa, Conway, MA and via videoconference for those who cannot attend in person.

Saturday Schedule:
10:00am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-5:00pm (ET) 

Sunday Schedule:
9:30am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-4:00pm (ET)

Prerequisite: All participants must have received transmission.

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

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If you need financial assistance please contact bluegakyil@tsegyalgar.org. No one will be turned away thanks to the principle of sponsorship.


If you are unable to attend the retreat in person, you may join via ZOOM videoconference. 

To join via videoconference please RSVP and prepay:

Please RSVP: Videoconference RSVP

Fee: $100/Saturday & Sunday: Videoconference Prepay

We will send out a videoconference invitation after payment has been received.


The Cycle of Day and Night or The Application of the Path of the Primordial Yoga called 'The Cycle of Day and Night' is an extraordinary upadesha on how to achieve the capacity of total contemplation in one's life. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu spontaneously wrote it in 1983 while in Conway, Massachusetts, and later he discovered that it was based on a teaching found in the Vai ro rgyud 'bum called The Upadesha of Vajrasattva (rDo rje sems dpa'i man ngag), which had also been received in a dream by the Author.

This practice-oriented retreat will draw from practices found in various sources. These include: "The Precious Vase," "Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural light," as well as the "The Cycle of Day and Night" as we strive to develop confidence and continuity in the natural state throughout all moments of the day and night.


About Michael Katz

Michael has a doctoral degree in psychology from New York University. He is a long time student of Tibetan Buddhism and has studied with many of the great masters of this age.

Michael Katz an authorized Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructor within the International Dzogchen community has been authorized to teach dream yoga and meditation by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and has subsequently taught for two decades in more than 30 countries internationally as well as Harvard University, Amherst College, Tibet House and other institutions and organizations.


Resource Materials:

The following resources are available at the Shang Shung USA Bookstore*


*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. 

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