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Pristine Mind meditation is a simple and powerful style of meditation that helps people live life more fully and find unconditional happiness.

Founded by Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, our warm and welcoming organization, Pristine Mind Foundation, has a vibrant community in the Bay Area. We encourage people of all levels of meditation experience – from beginners to advanced – to join us. You will benefit from becoming more mindful and creating new connections with like-minded people.

Rinpoche teaches programs to help start or strengthen your meditation practice, including:

· Regularly held meditation programs in San Rafael.

· Weekend long programs and retreats in the Bay Area and throughout the world.

· Online workshops and live streaming events.

A highly-trained meditation master, Rinpoche is also the author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness (2016). This book has helped thousands of people attain peace and inner happiness and is a great way to learn about Pristine Mind meditation more deeply.

If you would like to join us or learn more about our organization, programs and events, please visit http://www.pristinemind.org .

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Two-Day Online Summer Retreat with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

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Two-Day Retreat | Saturday, August 6th – Sunday, August 7th
Online from 10:00am – 4:00pm Pacific Time

Registration Link: https://pristinemind.org/programs/1573/dakini-teachings-and-green-tara-online-summer-meditation-retreat/

“These profound Dakini Teachings and this powerful Green Tara meditation practice have the power to transform people’s lives.” – Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

Approximately 900 years ago, the great treasure revealer Nyang Ral Nyima Ozer revealed a treasure teaching (terma) of a profound discussion between Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava and Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. These special Dakini teachings provide instructions and powerful guidance from Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal and Guru Rinpoche on how to reach enlightenment and transform our lives in an extraordinary way. They help us navigate our way to enlightenment and increase enlightened experiences.

In this Online Summer Meditation Retreat, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will help us explore these special Dakini teachings. In addition, Rinpoche will guide us in a Green Tara meditation practice.

The retreat will include a combination of teachings, guided meditation, and questions and answers. It will include Live Streamed Video of the two-day program with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche as well as On-Demand Access to the audio and video recordings following the retreat. Participants who join the live stream sessions will have an opportunity to submit questions.

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