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Date: November 16th-17th, 2019.


Accessing the View of Ati in Theory & Practice

Accessing the View of Ati in Theory & Practice
Practice retreat with authorized Santi Maha Sangha Instructor
Steven Landsberg


Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2019
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm / 2:00pm-4:00pm (ET)
Location: at Tsegyalgar Gönpa or via Zoom videoconference*

Open to all who have a sincere interest and are members of the International Dzogchen Community.

Fee: $100/Full Course | $60/Day | $35/Session
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*We ask that videoconference participants keep their computer cameras on during the course. Your microphone will be muted due to feedback issues. There is a chat option for questions. The videoconference link will be sent one day prior to the course.

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Accessing the View of Ati in Theory & Practice: The path of Ati requires both view and meditation. The view instructs the meditation and the meditation makes the view real in our condition. Ultimately the two are inseparable.

In this course we will review the main points of the Ati view and do various practices in order to integrate the intellectual clarity of the view into our experience.

Steven Landsberg: In 1967 at the age of 19 Steven left the United States for India to pursue studies in the music and spiritual traditions of India and Sanskrit language. Through a series of fortunate circumstances, he was able to meet the 16th Karmapa in Sarnath and travel to Darjeeling in the north eastern part of India. It was there that he met Kangyur Rinpoche and Tulku Pema Wangyal and with their encouragement he started to do the preliminary practices associated with the nondro, learn the basics of Tibetan language and translate some sadhana practices. He remained in India for about ten years doing practice and developing his knowledge of Indian music.

In 1982, he attended his first retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and began practicing under his guidance. In 2007 he moved to Margarita and served for five years on the gakyil at Tashigar Norte and assisted with the editing of several Longsal texts.

He is a fourth level Santi Maha Sangha student and an SMS base level instructor and currently serves as the president of the International Gakyil of the Dzogchen Community. For the last 10 years he has traveled in South America, the United States, and Europe giving courses on various aspects of Santi Maha Sangha, with particular emphasis on Chöd and the Guruyoga

Steven performed many music concerts in India and the United States on both the sitar and surbahar. He produced two of his own CDs: “Windows to the Heart”and “Night and Beyond” and continues to this day to play both instruments.