2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Autumn Weekend Hybrid Teaching Program Europe

Friday, 28 October 2022 17:00 MET - Sunday, 30 October 15:00 MET



The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation Europe is very pleased to announce the 2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Autumn Weekend Hybrid Teaching Program Europe. The teaching program will be under the guidance of Venerable Teacher Heini Ilmarinen, as authorized by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
This Weekend Teaching Program will be held online as well as in person at our very own Dzogchen Retreat Center Europe (Mariensee, Austria). It presents an ideal opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage and the practice of the Buddha Path

The teaching topic of the program will be the Five Composites.

Because of the intricateness of the subject, a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of Buddhism is required. It would be preferred if you have participated in a weeklong retreat or something similar. Please contact the retreat director Frijk if you'd like to join but don't know if you meet the requirements.  

This program's engaging approach gives students real-world skills for self-transformation, transcending suffering, and attaining True Happiness, and lays out a solid foundation for Dharma practice, both on and off the cushion.

The teachings will be taught in English. 

The 2022 Dzogchen Buddha Path Autumn Weekend Hybrid Teaching Program Europe will start Friday evening, 28 October 2022, at 17:00 MET.
To attend the full retreat, please plan to attend every session, ending on Sunday 30 October 2022, at 15:00 MET.

About the Dharma teacher Heini Ilmarinen

Our highly appreciated Dharma Teacher Heini Ilmarinen first met His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in November 2011 when she attended her first month retreat in Russia. Heini has been a student of Rinpoche’s since and has attended many month-long internships and shorter retreats. Heini lives in Helsinki, Finland, and is one of the main pillars of the European Sangha. She is Treasurer of the European Sangha Board, leads and teaches the Finnish Sangha, is an active member of the international IT committee of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation, and does many more. Heini has a background in the sciences and enjoys uniting the Buddhist views with scientific knowledge. 

Program Pricing

The costs of the full online teaching program are: 

  • Adult (-64):   €180,-
  • Senior (65 and up), students and unemployed:   €150,-

If you'd like to stay at the DRCE it will be €35,- per night extra.

All participants in this teaching program must attend the opening ceremony.
You cannot enter the program after the opening ceremony without the Director's written permission.

If other members of your family or among your friends plan to attend, each person should fill out and submit this application as soon as possible.

About the lineage

It is extremely precious to study under an authentic master, one whose lineage can be traced all the way back to Buddha Shakyamuni. Our precious Vajra Master, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, is a thirty-third generation lineage holder of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthig and the Dzogchen Khadro Nyingthig lineages, selected by previous Dzogchen Lineage Masters in Tibet because of his profound knowledge and realization. With more than seven years of solitary cave meditation experience in the high Tibetan holy mountains, Rinpoche truly embodies the qualities of a realized practitioner and yogi. Also a vibrant and dynamic teacher and scholar, Rinpoche is a lama of the Dzogchen Monastery and professor of the Dzogchen Shri Singha University. He is a published author of numerous books in both Tibetan and English, including The Buddha Path, a practice book that encompasses all of Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha Path is available in English, Chinese, Russian, and German, and is soon to be released in Nepali, Japanese, and Spanish.

Just as great master of the past, Atisha, was revered for always teaching refuge, Khenpo Choga Rinpoche is revered for always training teachers. His heartfelt effort to train knowledgeable, wise and compassionate teachers has reached a critical juncture, and he has authorized authentically trained and certified Dharma Teachers of The Buddha Path to teach under his guidance. Rinpoche has requested that Venerable Bodhi Lama Orgyen Thabkey Dorje (Erik Drew Jung) lead this program.

More about Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

If you have any questions, or are just wondering if this event is for you, you should contact us in advance to discuss. This page will be updated with some of the answers to questions posed, so questions are very much welcomed.

If you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to contact the event director Frijk at dzogchen.netherlands@gmail.com

Circle of Compassion

We invite you to join the Circle of Compassion by making a pledge to the Dzogchen Shri Singha Europe Association. Through your kind generosity, you are helping to preserve the Dzogchen Lineage for the sake of world peace. Your participation is spreading peace and happiness exponentially throughout the entire world.