Sat, October 7, 2023 10:00 am — Sun, October 8, 2023 3:30 pm
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The Two Essential Meditations of the Great Perfection, Dzogchen: Trekchö and Tögal

Menri Shedrup Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche
Abbott of Menri Monastery Dialectic School

October 7-8, 2023

With the practice of Dzögchen, it is not necessary to rely upon practicing eon after eon, because the kingdom of Küntu Zangpo can be seized in this single lifetime in this single, physical body. For this, there are two practices. The practice of trekchö and the practice of tögal.

The practice of trekchö, which means “cutting through,” “cutting through solidity” or “simultaneously cutting through solidity” is the practice of instant oneness. For example, a single knife can simultaneously cut a hundred blades of grass. Or, a hundred furrows can be leveled with a single rake. Or, a single slingshot can flush out a hundred birds. Therefore, having destroyed all 84,000 afflictive emotions with a single practice of Dzögchen’s clear light, the kingdom of Küntu Zangpo is seized through the rays of the practice of trekchö.

The practice of tögal means “leaping over,” “crossing over,” or “directly crossing over.” Having relied upon the four points of clear light, the Bön essence, which is beyond the workings of the conceptual mind, is experienced. From the very beginning, appearances of clear light are naked, and tögal is the experience of directly perceiving them as they arise with the door of the far-reaching water-lamp (the eye). In that way, in a single lifetime, the physical body can dissolve into the great transformation rainbow body.

Schedule – Saturday and Sunday CDT

Session 1 10:00-11:15 am
Break 11:15-11:30 am
Session 2 11:30-12:30 pm
Meal Break 12:30-2:00 pm
Session 3 2:00-3:30 pm
Break 3:30-3:45 pm
Session 4 3:45-5:00 pm

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Retreat teachings and practices will be taught in English.

Live translation will be available in Spanish and Russian.  Other languages may be added.

Written translations will be available in Spanish, Russian, and German.

All recordings will be made available to registered participants.


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Handouts will not be provided on site.  You must print out the handouts before hand from the link to the Google Drive folder that will be provided after successful registration, and bring your handouts with you.

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Joyful Practice of Ancient Bön Teachings for Living Well

Biography of Menri Shedrup Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche

Menri Shedrup Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche is the abbot of the Bon Dialectic School at Menri Monastery, India. He received novice ordination from His Holiness the late 33rd Menri Trizin, Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, and His Eminence Menri Ponlop Yangton Thinley Nyima Rinpoche in 1992 upon entering the Bon Dialectic School. He completed over 15 years of study of Bon Dzogchen, Tantra, Sutra and the five major and minor sciences of Bon. He received his Geshe degree on March 15, 2006. On 9th of February 2008 he was enthroned as the Menri Shedrup Lopon. Then on February 25, 2012 he was enthroned as the Menri Shedrup Khenpo, the abbot of the Bon Dialectic School at Menri.

Menri Shedrup Khen Rinpoche has been teaching Bon Dzogchen, Tantra, and Sutra to the monks enrolled at the Bon Dialectic School for more than 15 years. He has been invited speaker at several major Bon and Buddhist conferences and has contributed to a number of articles for Bon-sGo, the Tibetan language periodical journal of Menri Monastery. Since 2011 he has served as the General Secretary of the Governing Council of Menri Monastery and as director of the official website of Menri. He is the author of the three books titled Rigs sMa dyes Pi mChod Train “Offerings to rejoice the great scholars”, Man-ngag Lung gi Yang Zhun sTod Cha & sMad Cha “A clear oral transmission of the sacred instruction part I & 2”, and Yungdrung gi Tson Dhon “Illustration on the meaning of Yungdrung”. His books cover the main philosophical teachings of the Bon tradition.


Sat, October 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am CDT
Sun, October 8, 2023 @ 3:30 pm CDT
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