Date: May 24th-26th, 2024.

The State of Contemplation: Beyond Birth and Death

The State of Contemplation: Beyond Birth and Death
with authorized SMS instructor Steven Landsberg

Location: Tsegyalgar East Gonpa, 18 Schoolhouse Rd, Conway, MA
Date: Friday, May 24 thru Sunday, May 26, 2024
In-person and via Zoom (English audio files will be available to course registrants)

"The State of Contemplation: Beyond Birth and Death"

The topic will be related to the meeting of inner space and outer space,  what I appear to be  and what I have always actually been or that which can never be lost.

Our meetings will include a blend of theoretical discussions and practical experiential application.  

Open to International Dzogchen Community (IDC) members who have received transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu or Yeshi Namkha or a serious self commitment to receive transmission when possible.

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Course Schedule:
Daily schedule subject to change

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  • Friday, May 24th
    10:00am - 12:00pm; 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th
    10:00am - 12:00pm; 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 26th
    10:00am - 12:00pm; 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Suggested Donation:
$120 full retreat, $25/per session

Reduced suggested donations for hardship are available. Please contact the Gakyil at

Steven Landsberg
Steven Landsberg began exploring Tibetan Buddhism in 1967 in India, where he studied Sanskrit, philosophy, and Indian music and engaged in preliminary practices. In 1982, he attended his first retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and began practicing under his guidance. Steven Landsberg is a fourth level Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) student and an authorized Santi Maha Sangha base-level instructor. For the past 13 years, he has offered multiple courses worldwide on Santi Maha Sangha and mindful presence, with particular emphasis on Chöd and Guruyoga, helping others gain a deeper understanding of the teachings.