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The Cycle of Day and Night with teacher Michael Katz at Tsegyalgar East

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Date(s) - 17/12/2018 - 18/12/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

102 N. Alvernon Way, Tuscon


The Cycle of Day and Night or The Application of the Path of the Primordial Yoga called ‘The Cycle of Day and Night’ is an extraordinary upadesha on how to achieve the capacity of total contemplation in one’s life. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu spontaneously wrote it in 1983 while in Conway, Massachusetts, and later he discovered that it was based on a teaching found in the Vai ro rgyud ‘bum called The Upadesha of Vajrasattva (rDo rje sems dpa’i man ngag), which had also been received in a dream by the Author.

This practice-oriented retreat will draw from practices found in various sources. These include: “The Precious Vase,” “Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural light,” as well as the “The Cycle of Day and Night” as we strive to develop confidence and continuity in the natural state throughout all moments of the day and night.



About Michael Katz

Michael has a doctoral degree in psychology from New York University. He is a long time student of Tibetan Buddhism and has studied with many of the great masters of this age.

Michael Katz an authorized Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructor within the International Dzogchen community has been authorized to teach dream yoga and meditation by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and has subsequently taught for two decades in more than 30 countries internationally as well as Harvard University, Amherst College, Tibet House and other institutions and organizations.


Location: Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse Gompa, Conway, MA and via videoconference for those who cannot attend in person.
Date: November 17 & 18, 2018

Saturday and Sunday Schedule:
10:00am-12:30pm, 2:30am-5:00pm

Prerequisites: This retreat is oriented to practitioners of the Dzogchen Path.

Attend in person at the Tsegyalgar Schoolhouse:
Fee: $100/complete course; $60/per day; $35/per session

Attending in person:

Please consider giving a donation to the Sponsorship Program.
If you need financial assistance please contact No one will be turned away thanks to the principle of sponsorship.

**To participate via Zoom videoconference you must be a current member of the IDC

If you are unable to attend the retreat in person, and you are a member of the International Dzogchen Community (IDC), you may join via ZOOM videoconference.

To join via videoconference please RSVP and prepay:

Please RSVP:

Fee: $100/Saturday & Sunday: We will send out a videoconference invitation after payment has been received.


Lee Kane, Editor

Author | Buddha Weekly

Lee Kane is the editor of Buddha Weekly, since 2007. His main focuses as a writer are mindfulness techniques, meditation, Dharma and Sutra commentaries, Buddhist practices, international perspectives and traditions, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Zen. He also covers various events.
Lee also contributes as a writer to various other online magazines and blogs.

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