The Lion’s Roar Training

About The Lion’s Roar

The moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment has been likened to a ‘Lion’s Roar’ that awakens us from anxiety and turmoil to follow the path of awakening.

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 guided group 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.

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