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  • 17 Jan 2014 10:31 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    Lama Surya
    For full information about his Friday evening "Ask the Lama" presentation and Saturday One-Day Retreat (January 31st/February 1st) in Costa Mesa, CA please click this link:

    Natural Meditation & the Practice of Presencing: Integrating Spirituality into Everyday Life

    Students are welcome to attend FREE OF CHARGE, and generous scholarships are available for anyone else lacking funds to register for the event(s) (email us to request)
  • 13 Jan 2014 3:40 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Check out the new Dzogchen Center national website at
  • 15 Nov 2013 1:43 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Once or twice a year, we offer a day of meditation practice, chanting and community. Join us tomorrow (Saturday, November 16th) in Irvine for this popular free day of joy, sacred space, fellowship - and awakening.

    All are welcome - the event is appropriate both for those new to spiritual exploration and for experienced practitioners, as well as those of any religious affiliation or none.

    Rental of the venue has kindly been donated by a dear friend of the group. There is no charge (donations of any amount toward other costs welcome).

    Space is still available; you can find out more details and register here to be sure of a place.

    Teachings and practice will include natural meditation (guided and silent), opening directly to our innate wisdom and loving-kindness - as well as chanting and guidance in the psychologically-astute practice of Vajrasattva, the Buddha-archetype exemplifying purification, release of guilt and self-forgiveness.

    We hope you may be able to join us for this uplifting day together!
  • 30 Oct 2013 9:58 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    Streaming Live and Free, in English:

    Mind & Life XXVII Conference - Desire, Craving and Addiction

    with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a panel of eminent scientists and practitioners
    from Dharamsala, India on Mon October 28th through Friday, November 1st
    at 8.30 pm Pacific Time each day:

    Also available as recorded webcasts here, a day or two after each broadcast.
  • 14 Oct 2013 1:23 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    HH Karmapa

    "We are all the same in wanting to be happy, and we’re all the same in not wanting to suffer. In this way we are equal."

    ~ His Holiness The XVII Karmapa

  • 06 Oct 2013 11:13 AM | Lama Daniela Coriat (Administrator)

    Full details of Lama Surya's Southern California weekend in Orange County are now posted. Click on the links below for information regarding the events:

    Friday Evening Presentation, January 31st

    Saturday One-Day Retreat, February 1st

    If you already know you would like to attend, you can go directly to secure online registration for the event on the Dzogchen Center national website.

    We look forward to seeing many of you at this great gathering.

    Registration is also open for the Day of Meditation Practice & Teachings with Daniela and Christopher in Irvine on Saturday, November 16th
  • 22 Sep 2013 10:01 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Yes, it's that time of year again: when Dzogchen Center Orange County hosts its Spontaneous Pot Luck Social and Meditation evening. Bring yourself, bring friends, bring a dish (or bring emptiness, if you can find it!) - there will be lots to go round. Meet yourself, meet new friends, meet plentiful greets and diverse eats. Food and refreshments from 5.30 pm to 7 pm, meditation and awakening spirit from 7 pm to 9 pm.

    Renowned for their openness and warmth - as well as their creative nourishments - the OC group welcomes newcomers of any or no religious, sexual or political inclination. There's room for everyone in the Natural Great Confection!

    5.30 pm Tuesday September 24th at NCC: click here for further details and directions


    See, download, print, post, ponder or paper the walls with the spontaneously unofficial flyer for this awestruck event.
  • 26 Aug 2013 9:23 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Lama Surya Das will be in Orange County for:

    an Evening Presentation at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 31st, 2014;

    and a One-Day Retreat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday, February 1st, 2014.

    Both events will be at the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

    Further details to follow shortly.
  • 31 Jul 2013 11:41 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    We are delighted that Dr. Roger Walsh will be returning to present at Dzogchen Center's Orange County group on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7pm at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa.

    His topic for the evening will be: Life's Highest Goal: The Bodhisattva Aspiration

    As well as being a renowned dharma teacher and a prolific author, he is a professor of psychiatry, philosophy and anthropology, as well as a professor in the religious studies program, at UCI (University of California at Irvine).

    See him in dialogue on YouTube: What is Spirituality and What is a Spiritual Life? and TLCs: Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes.

    Dr. Walsh also teaches regularly with Lama Surya Das at Dzogchen Center retreats nationally.
  • 17 Jul 2013 10:07 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    Our regular Sunday afternoon Meditation and Book Study meetings will resume on Sunday, August 4th. We are starting a new book, Lama Surya Das's bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World (also subtitled Eight Steps to Enlightenment).

    The first session in this series, on August 4th, will look at the initial chapter in Part One: WE ARE ALL BUDDHAS.

    Whether or not you have the book or have read the chapter, all are welcome and there is no charge.

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