For the Dzogchen practice, the aim is to simply sit quietly doing nothing. Guests are encouraged to leave everything ‘as it is’ without judgement. As thoughts arise, let them arise; as thoughts leave, let them go. Don’t chase them. Don’t stop them. This practice can be very easy or very difficult depending on your personality, your level of understanding, the quality of your practice, and your karmic connection to the Dzogchen view.
19-25 October 2021
Coming to the shores of Amanpuri in Phuket in October, Geshe La leads a transformative weeklong journey into Dzogchen practice, with a daily programme of meditation, chanting and group workshops, with each day devoted to a different step of the Fivefold Teaching. Including six nights’ accommodation, full board and a 90- minute Grounding massage on the day of arrival, the retreat guides participants to still unquiet minds and find solace and clarity in the present moment.
6 nights’ accommodation
One 90-minute Aman signature Grounding massage on the day of arrival
Daily 90-minute group lesson: morning meditation and breathing
Daily 120- or 90-minute group workshop
Daily 90-minute group lesson: evening chanting, mantra and meditation
Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
Transfers to and from the airport
The As It Is Retreat is valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, and cannot be combined with any other exclusive. Bookings are to be made through Amanpuri directly. Cancellations and payments as per Aman’s standard terms.
Geshe La became a Buddhist monk when he was just 13 years old, taking his vows at the revered Nangzhig Bönpo monastery. In the three decades since, his spiritual journey has taken him all over the world, from studying with the 14th Dalai Lama to introducing and teaching the YungDrung Bon Buddhism in Canada, where he currently resides. Today, he is one of a very few Bon spiritual masters living in the west and qualified to offer this teaching.