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  • 17 Jul 2013 9:55 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    "Our life is vast. It does not stop at the limits of what we personally experience. It is not something concrete or bounded. I do not think it is valid to view our life as limited to just ourselves--as if our human life extended only as far as our own body. Rather, we can see that a life extends out in all directions, like a net. We throw a net, and it expands outward. Just like that, our life extends to touch many other lives. Our life can reach out and become a pervasive part of everyone’s life."

    ~ HH 17th Karmapa
  • 20 Jun 2013 5:19 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    There will be no Sunday afternoon meeting on June 30th.

    Weekly Sunday afternoon meetings will resume for July 7th and 14th.

    There will also be no Sunday afternoon meetings July 21st or 28th due to the Dzogchen Center Annual Summer Meditation Retreat in Garrison, NY.

    Regular weekly Tuesday evening meetings will continue throughout the period.

    To know more about our meeting format, see the FAQ.
  • 07 May 2013 8:33 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    There will be no meeting in Newport Beach on Sunday, May 12th since many of the group have Mothers' Day commitments. Regular Sunday afternoon meetings will resume on Sunday, May 19th.

  • 02 May 2013 9:07 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    The Dzogchen Center Orange County group now meets regularly from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday afternoons at Fit for One, on the peninsula in Newport Beach. Details can be found here.

    Our popular Tuesday evening meetings also continue to be held at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa.
  • 15 Feb 2013 7:00 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    On Sunday, February 17th, the Dzogchen Center Orange County group will be at the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of Laguna Beach from 2 pm to 4 pm. We will be trying out this new venue (and time) before deciding on whether to continue meeting there on future Sundays.

    Further details for this Sunday's group can be found here. We hope you can join us at this new location!

    Regular Tuesday evening meetings will continue to be held at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa.
  • 05 Feb 2013 3:01 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Save the date - Saturday, March 5th - for another day of meditation practice and teachings in Irvine, CA.
    Further details can be found on the event page and all are welcome, regardless of meditation experience or religious affiliation (if any).

  • 16 Jan 2013 5:55 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    "Meditation, simply defined, is a way of being aware. It is the happy marriage of doing and being. It lifts the fog of our ordinary lives to reveal what is hidden; it loosens the knot of self-centeredness and opens the heart; it moves us beyond mere concepts to allow for a direct experience of reality. Meditation embodies the way of awakening: both the path and its fruition. From one point of view, it is the means to awakening; from another, it is awakening itself."

              ~ Lama Surya Das, "The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation"

    For more information, see our FAQ
  • 25 Sep 2012 12:21 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Please note that this evening's meeting with be in the HARPER Room at Neighborhood Community Center, Costa Mesa, CA (not the usual Fairview Room).

  • 25 Sep 2012 12:05 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Lama Surya Das online live

    Today Tuesday, September 25th

    from 6:00 to 6:30 pm Pacific Time (9 pm to 9:30 pm Eastern)

    LIVE interview on the Spirit Seeker Weekly Radio Show with host Cynde Meyer

    To listen via phone and call in with questions call 347-884-9914

    To listen via the internet go to

  • 05 Sep 2012 8:05 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    Watch Lama Surya's guided meditation and presentation at the Young Minds Conference in Sydney, Australia at the end of June: "Awakening the Good Heart Together"

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