10 -11:30 am pacific time
STARTING NOVEMBER 20, 2021 • 10 am
Geshe will be resuming in-person classes
which will also be live-streamed
Location: Cubberley Community Center D6
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
Natural Mind Meditation
Clouds arise, abide and dissolve into space;
thoughts arise, abide and dissolve into Natural Mind.
When we first begin to meditate, we look for the source of our thoughts and emotions, our conceptual mind. Ultimately, the Natural Mind, our inner awareness is revealed.
Meditation is resting in the pure nature of mind and nonduality. The practice is simple, but not always easy.
“Our happiness can only come from within; profound happiness does not come from outside ourselves.”
Geshe Dangsong Namgyal is a Yungdrung Bön and Rimé Dzogchen teacher focusing on Natural Mind. He entered the monastery in Tibet at a young age, eventually leaving Tibet to seek more in-depth teachings. After 25 years studying and teaching at Menri and Sera Je monasteries in India and Tritsen Norbutse Monastery in Nepal, he now teaches in the United States and online.
As a researcher of ancient Tibetan history, culture and religion, he has presented at numerous conferences and seminars around the world, has written many books in Tibetan, and presents Natural Mind Meditation in his first English book, Pure Dzogchen: Zhang Zhung Traditions. His most recent release is his book, Holy Women of Great Perfection: Thirty Signs and Meanings of Ultimate Nature in the Ancient Tibetan Tradition.
Kunsang Gar’s main aspiration is to promote Kunsang Gar Wisdom and to bring ancient traditions to modern society in order to nurture more peaceful minds, promote physical and environmental healing, and find the ultimate realization of true nature. Our primary study and practice is Dzogchen or Natural Mind Meditation.
Geshe Dangsong Namgyal’s main focus of teaching is Natural Mind Meditation or Pure Dzogchen. The Kunsang Gar Wisdom Program provides a strong foundational understanding and teachings for mental development. The goal is to help individuals find greater mental health, emotional balance and peaceful minds.
Bön is the indigenous spiritual culture of Zhang Zhung, the area surrounding Mount Kailash in present day Tibet. The Bön tradition holds a rich history of tantra, shamanism and meditation, with evidence dating back 4,000 years, and an oral history of 18,000 years.
Recent books by Geshe Namgyal
Holy Women of Great Perfection:
Thirty Signs and Meaning of Ultimate Nature in the Ancient Tibetan Tradition
Teachings given solely by enlightened women from India, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kashmir, Nepal, Tibet, and Zhang Zhung.
Pure Dzogchen: Zhang Zhung Tradition
A practice guide for Natural Mind meditation.
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What people are saying...
"I met Geshe about five years ago and I was completely blown away. It was the most subtle energetic transmission that I had ever experienced. The opportunity to receive these
Pure Dzogchen teachings is extremely rare." -MR