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Date and Time Details: Check-in at the Wonderwell is between 3-5pm on the day of arrival. The retreat ends at noon on the final day and a light lunch is offered.

Location: Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Address: 253 Philbrick Hill Rd Springfield NH 03284


Experience: This retreat is open to beginner and experienced meditators alike.

  • Private Room w/En-Suite Bath – $920.00
  • Private Room w/Hall Bath – $800.00
  • Shared Room w/En-Suite Bath – $672.00
  • Shared Room w/Hall Bath – $612.00
  • Dorm – $556.00
  • Commuter – $392.00

In order to keep pricing as low as possible, teacher fees are not included and are encouraged as "Dana" (generous giving), as each participant is moved to do so at the end of retreat.

Foundations for Cutting Through to Pristine Awareness

With Doug Veenhof

March 15 - 19, 2018

This four-day immersion in Dzogchen, Tibetan Buddhism’s “Great Perfection,” will explore both the fundamental view as well as meditations that power insights that cut through the fog of illusory appearances to pristine awareness.

Teaching sessions in the morning, afternoon, and evening introduce practical meditation instruction and provide tips suitable for all levels of practitioners.  We will outline this exhilarating philosophy of consciousness.

The progression includes practices that are aimed both at developing stability and vividness of attention (shamatha) as well as insights that reveal the relationship of the inner and outer worlds (vipashyana).

Ample time is scheduled throughout the day for individual practice so that what you learn can be integrated and taken home with you.

Topics include: Adding a Mute Switch to the Ruminating Mind with Breath Meditation; Structures of Consciousness; Taking Mental Appearances as the Object of Meditation; Can “I” Be Found; The Empty Nature of the Mind; and Cutting Through to Pristine Awareness.


Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Full Calendar

About the Teacher

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Doug Veenhof

Doug Veenhof is a former mountain guide, an award-winning journalist, and author. He has studied for 25 years with esteemed Tibetan and American Buddhist teachers and is a certified trainer in Cultivating Emotional Balance, a meditation and emotional fluency program created at the request of HH the Dalai Lama by B. Alan Wallace and affective […]

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