The Lion’s Roar Training
The New Lion’s Roar Cycle
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the beginning of a new Lion’s roar cycle for this year due to the current situation with Covid-19. We will provide an update as soon as we can with new dates once we are able to safely schedule Lion’s Roar Gate 1 weekends.
About The Lion’s Roar
The moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment has been likened to a ‘Lion’s Roar’.
The Lion’s Roar course introduces the Dzogchen tradition of Buddhist meditation. It is suitable for both total beginners and experienced meditators, for those from any tradition and those from none. The emphasis will be on seeing the true significance of the direct, immediate sense of awareness that we have with us all of the time.
The only course requirements are an open mind and a willingness to look at your own experience in a search for truth.
The first gate or foundation weekend of The Lion’s Roar gives the transmission of the formless meditation instruction and the basic Dzogchen view and can be attended as a one-off weekend. For those who wish to continue, it can lead into the further gates of The Lion’s Roar.
Continuing the Lion’s Roar
The full programme consists of nine weekends or gates over three years and a one week retreat each year. The sequence of teachings offers increasingly subtle and profound views of the meditation practice along with heart advice for daily life practice.
At each gate, you receive the transmission of a new practice and a view to explore in meditation and in daily life. In the time between each gate, you will develop your practice of meditation along with the help of a specific Longchen meditation instructor who supports you throughout the programme.
The Lion’s Roar is a complete Buddhist path. But for students who complete the program and feel a strong connection to the Longchen Foundation can continue their Buddhist studies in more depth on the Endless Compassionate Vision training.