Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheThe Gomdra track of the Summer Institute emphasizes meditative practice as the method to discover, experience, and integrate new possibilities for being, sanity, and wisdom. While studying the Ocean of Definitive Meaning – a precious text on instructions on Mahamudra – students will be guided in applying the received instructions in meditation sessions. The unique retreat environment of the Summer Institute is ideal to bring your meditation practice to a new level.

I found the teachings very relevant to my current life circumstances, thanks to how the instructors approached the material. In our discussions, I felt I could talk about real life challenges within the frame of dharma studies. This was extremely valuable to me. The practice of analytical meditation was also rich and rewarding.
– Doug E.

In 2018, a new cycle of Mahamudra teachings on the Ocean of Definitive Meaning led by Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen as well as continuing Mahamudra program for returners will be offered. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! The new cycle is open to all who are interested – in the following years attendance might be restricted to prior participants.


The main teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will be offered with Chinese translation. 

In 2018, for the first time ever, students in the Shedra track can attend some Gomdra teachings and students in the Gomdra track can attend some Shedra classes, as their schedule permits. This gives you a unique opportunity to explore both tracks.

The Gomdra track is divided in 3 modules. You can choose to attend one, two or all three modules.


Gomdra Module 1 (9 days)
July 6 (Friday) – July 14 (Saturday)
Travel day: July 15 (Sunday)

Gomdra Module 2 (9 days)
July 16 (Monday)- July 24 (Tuesday)
Travel day: July 25 (Wednesday)

Gomdra Module 3 (9 days)
July 26 (Thursday) – Aug 3 (Friday)     
Travel Day: August 4 (Saturday)