Practice Retreat of the 21 Semdzins of Dzogchen Upadesha with Elio Guarisco, 21. - 27.8.2017, Merigar East, Romania
When: 21. - 27 August 2017

Where: Merigar East, Romania

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The course is open to all those who received the Dzogchen transmission from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.

Semdzin means to control the mind (literally to hold the mind). It´s a series of methods of Dzogchen Upadesha which work with the basic experiences of emptiness, clarity and bliss.
Their purpose is to control the mind, separate it from its nature and develop the ability to abide in the state of contemplation.

The 21 semzins are Upadhesa methods to reach a precise understanding of the state of pure awareness.
Mentioned in the Drathalgyur, and other tantras, these 21 have been explained in detail by Longchenpa in his Thegchok Dzod. Our practice will be based on the oral instructions of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.

Elio Guarisco was born in 1954 in Italy. He has been a member of the Dzogchen Community since 1986. He has translated many books and texts for the Shang Shung Institute in Italy, including the books of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on the Tibetan Medicine. Since 2003 he is one of three main translators of the Ka-Ter project. Besides this he works as an instructor of the translations in the training program for the translators from Tibetan language. He is an authorized instructor of SMS Base and SMS First and Second Level.

Donation for the retreat: 75 Euro. For registering you need to make an advance-payment of 40 Euro (non-refundable)
Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.

For the possibilities on how to donate please visit the website here:

You can also donate cash right on the place.

The schedule of the course:

Monday 21.8.2017 -
starting at 17:00

Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 26th August
6 - 8 a.m.
10 - 12 a.m.
3 - 5 p.m.

Sunday 27.8.2017
6 -8 a.m.
10 - 12 a.m.

You can use the Merigar East camping (the dormitory is full!). The price for one night in the camping 2 Euro.
Also you can stay in the motels nearby or in the village guesthouses, at prices starting from 20 Euros/day.

For reserving your accommodation contact directly Alexandru Anton - +4 0727 958 853;

We will cook from collective supplies. If you are interested in cooking together, please bring your favourite ingredients:)

For questions and other information please contact:
Alexandru Anton - +4 0727 958 853;

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