Dzogchen Cycles Program Online

Designed for modern practitioners and offered in person and online, Dzogchen Cycles is a rare opportunity to delve into the depths of Nyingma teachings and practice with two accomplished Western teachers—Harvey B. Aronson (Lama Namgyal Dorje) and Anne C. Klein (Lama Rigzin Drolma).

Authorized by their root teacher, A.dzom Paylo Rinpoche, the intent is to introduce and deepen the path of the Heart Essence Vast Expanse  (Longchen Nyingthig). Dzogchen Cycles is a three-year program designed to reach a worldwide sangha, beginning in May 2017.

Harvey and Anne, founders of Dawn Mountain, each have over four decades of leadership in the West, including serving as translators. In addition to their training in the Nyingma, Geluk, Bon and Theravada traditions, they also follow the developments in mind science, religious studies, and psychotherapy.

Drawing from both Indian and Tibetan sources, they will present the Heart Essence Vast Expanse against a background of Middle Way philosophy, the doctrine of the buddha nature and the philosophies of Tantra and Dzogchen. Recent treasure texts of A.dzom Rinpoche will also be offered, such as Clear Light Heart Essence (‘Od gsal sNying thig).

Program Format

Dzogchen Cycles requires a commitment to daily practice and to individual and group retreats.

There is one annual in-person retreat with the teachers and bi-weekly sessions, available in person or online. Participants will be paired with mentors (including Spanish and German speakers) and encouraged to meet in small groups, online or in person. The 2017 and 2018 schedule is available here. You are requested to apply by February 29, 2017.  

Learn more about Dzogchen Cycles:

The white conch is the symbol of Adzom Drukpa and Gyurme Thupten Gyatso. A powerful expression of the path of Dzogchen, the conch holds a spiral of increasingly subtle spaces. Likewise, practitioners cycle through sequenced areas of training, all of them back-lit by Dzogchen, just as all the nautilus’ spaces are already part of the conch in which they arise.