New Lion’s Roar Series

Lion's Roar nov 2016 croppedThe Lion’s Roar Gate 1 (Foundation Weekend).
We are starting a new intake of Lion’s Roar students this year. This is a rare occurrence that only comes round every three years or so, so book your spot quickly as they are limited in number! 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 one weekends usually fall in late summer and autumn of each year.

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.

Forthcoming events for The Lion’s Roar Gate 1:


Book here
Date: 28-29th September 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: The Annex @ North Oxford Association
Diamond Place
OX2 7DP Oxford


Book here
Date: 16-17th November 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: Wildgoosespace
228 Mina Road
St Werburgh’s
BS2 9YP Bristol
United Kingdom

For further information about The Lion’s Roar please contact Toby at:

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