The Lion’s Roar Gate 1 (Foundation Weekend)
The Lion’s Roar programme is a structured path of training that gradually introduces the view and teachings of the Dzogchen tradition with an emphasis on developing and deepening a regular practice of formless meditation.
The programme consists of nine weekends (gates) over three years. The sequence of teachings offers increasingly subtle and profound views of the basic formless meditation along with heart advice for daily life practice. The first gate introduces the practice of formless meditation and invites us to work directly with the immediacy of awareness. Gate 1 can be taken by anyone regardless of previous experience. For those who wish to it can lead into the further gates of The Lion’s Roar. Gate 1 weekends usually fall in late summer and autumn of each year.
A new series of Gate 1 weekends (for Autumn 2017) will be announced soon.
Continuing the Lion’s Roar: The three year programme
Those who wish to continue beyond the first gate typically come to one weekend every four months or so, roughly three a year. At each gate you are introduced to a new view and a new aspect of the meditation practice. In the time between gates you are encouraged to develop a regular daily meditation practice and to stay in contact with a Dharmamitra (Dharma friend) who will support you throughout.
If you have attended The Lion’s Roar Gate 1 and would like to attend further Gates (ie. Gate 2), then please go to our Events page.
For further information about The Lion’s Roar please contact Toby at: TLR@longchenfoundation.org