Saturday, August 23, 2014

US Santi Maha Sangha Retreats with Jim Valby

Jim Valby will teach a SMS Base retreat in Atlanta December 5-9, 2014

Public Talk named “Primordial Knowledge” 
Friday, December 5, 5-9pm

Primordial Knowledge - SMS Base Retreat

Saturday, December 6, 9am-Noon4-7pm
Sunday, December 7, 9am-Noon4-7pm
Monday, December 8, 7-9pm
Tuesday, December 9, 7-9pm

The cost is $30 per session or $150 for the whole retreat. Membership discounts apply.

In our retreat we will emphasize the main point -- primordial presence, unaffected by the interesting experiences of emptiness, clear perceptions, and strong sensations produced by our semdzin and rushen practices.

Dr. Jim Valby has been a student of Dzogchen Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu since 1982. He earned his doctorate in Far Eastern Studies under Herbert Guenther at the University of Saskatchewan in 1983, focusing on the texts of Shrisingha and Vimalamitra.  He participates in Dzogchen Community projects helping to prepare English translations from Tibetan texts.  He has taught the essence of the theory and practice of Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen in more than 197 retreats at 77 locations in 28 countries.  He is an authorized instructor for the Base, First and Second Levels of Santi Maha Sangha (SMS).  He lives in Western Massachusetts, USA.

To register, please email Matt at

Jim will also be teaching a base retreat (October 3-5, 2014)  and Levels 1 (October 31-November 2, 2014)  & 2 (November 28-30, 2014) at Tsegyalgar East. Check our Events Calendar Listing for details. 

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